Australian Reading Hour

Hiya! This post is a little different from my usual reviews and teasers but wanted to just stop by with a quick mention that it’s #AustralianReadingHour today! 😊

It’s an awesome annual campaign that encourages Aussies of all ages to take at least an hour of the day to read! How cool is that?! 

I caught onto it about two years ago. It was all due to Bookstagram and the great community there that I was made aware of it in the first place. Although I love reading daily, I enjoy participating and helping share awareness of this campaign! 

Any fellow Aussies who want to join in, please do! Post anything book related or like me, your current read and use the hashtag #AustralianReadingHour

And make sure to spend an hour READING! 📖📖📖 

This year with the pandemic and lockdowns currently in place, a new hashtag has been added to the campaign #AustraliaReadsAtHome to really get Aussies to use some of their time to read whilst at home. 

Hope everyone is staying safe and keeping healthy. Happy reading and as always, catch you guys in my next one! Xo

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I’m currently reading Fragile Longing by Cora Reilly! So far, so good! 😍

(Keep a lookout for my review coming soon!) 

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Original post from my IG @booksofthemuggleborn

 


What are you currently reading?


 

Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer

Life and Death

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— BLURB —

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature book includes the classic novel, Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer.
Packaged as an oversize, jacketed hardcover “flip book,” this edition features nearly 400 pages of new content as well as exquisite new back cover art. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes.

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— MY REVIEW —


This is my current read and first book for November.

Stephenie Meyer’s Life and Death. It’s Twilight reimagined for the 10th Anniversary edition where all the characters roles are reversed except for Bella’s parents (more details in my review later).

I have a few chapters left so I’ll get back with a review once I’ve finished it.

** Update Below **

Sorry for this very very very late update.

Yes I did finish this book. Sadly I did not like it as much as I liked the original Twilight.

I loved the Twilight series so when I heard Stephenie Meyer was releasing Life and Death (twilight in reversed roles) I knew I had to get a copy.


So in this book Bella is now Beau and Edward is Edythe.

I found after reading a few chapters that I actually preferred Beau as a character more than Bella. I found he wasn’t whiney or as clingy as Bella was towards Edward. Yeah he loves Edythe and would do anything for her and to be with her but in my opinion it didn’t feel annoying or pushy as how Bella had been in Twilight. Maybe because it’s from a guy’s perspective – it wasn’t overly emotional (if that’s the right word to use). Don’t get me wrong, I love Twilight and the characters – I just found Beau to be a refreshing view on the Twilight story.

This is where this review takes a turn though. You’re reading the book and find it’s almost similar to the original story until you get to the ballet studio scene. That’s when you start realising that the story is changing from the original and you start getting curious at what’s going to happen instead.

Unfortunately what I found after finishing it, was not necessary what I wanted to happen. I found the last 1-2 chapters to be rushed (too much information and not enough time sort of deal). Beau’s character also develops quite quickly within this short amount of time which caught me by surprise and left me feeling in disbelief.

Stephenie Meyer does explain in the end why the changes had been made to the original storyline but it just didn’t feel like a satisfying way to end things (like I said earlier it felt rushed). But it’s understandable as there was no part 2 to this story.

[Side note]: I’m a big Jacob fan and I was so glad Jules – Jacob’s “other self” was just as lovable in this version. This is still worth a read for twilight fans.

All in all I still liked the book. It’s a nice addition to the twilight collection for any Twilight and Stephenie Meyer fan.

RATING: ♥♥♥/5


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Happy reading, guys! Catch you in my next one! Xo

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