The gender swapped roles actually worked for me. I love Edythe and Beau. What I don’t love is the misspelling of a character’s name. It is either Edith or Edythe, please pick one and roll with it. While two of the supporting characters stayed the same, the rest were gender swapped and it was a bit confusing at first but you can figure it out.
The flow went fine until the ending. Then BOOM out of nowhere the book ends how it did with no warning. I was not expecting that. It took me almost a day to recover from this hangover. I wallowed, cried, screamed, and cried some more. I don’t think an ending to a book has ever made me run the gauntlet of emotions before.
Before you automatically dismiss the idea of reading this book, I say give it a chance. I honestly believe there will be readers like me who said that did not happen in the original, but the reimagining is just as beautiful as the first. Even though the ending still irritates me, I can understand why Stephenie Meyer ended it the way she did.
I give this story a 4/5 Platypires. The misspelling of the names and some of the character’s dialogue took me out of the story. I will recommend the story to the diehard Twilight fans.