Hi Guys! In today’s post, I will be recommending some of my favourite retellings that I have read. Some books may not be o this list and that is probably because I have not read it yet. I tried to only pick one book or series per fairytale in this post but I am planning on doing another post later on in the year.
The first books I am mentioning are actually a series and that is The Lunar Chronicles By Marissa Meyer. I have mentioned this series quite a bit lately on this blog and that’s because it is just a great, well thought out series. Each book introduces a different fairytale and by the end of the series, all of these storylines are connected. The first book, Cinder is a Cinderella retelling and follows the main character of the whole series, Cinder. The second, Scarlet is a Little Red Riding Hood retelling. The third book is Cress which is a Rapunzel retelling and the Last book, Winter is a Snow White retelling. I recently finished Winter this month as part of the FairytaleAThon. There is great world building and character development throughout this series and I would recommend it to everyone.
The next book is also a recent read and that is A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I also read this book as part of the FairytaleAThon. This is a very unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast. When I first found out this was a Beauty and the Beast retelling I instantly did not have high expectations since they all seem to be very similar. However, this book had me hook quickly and truly wasn’t something I was expecting. This book was also one of my most anticipated releases of the year since Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairytales and I like to read people different version of it.
The last book that I will be mentioning in this post is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. This is a Wizard of Oz retelling. I read this book way back at the beginning of 2017 and gave it 3 out of 5 stars. I think I rated it so lowly because I didn’t really like the beginning of the book and I did stop reading it at one point because I just decided to read something else instead. I have not read the original, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book by L. Frank Baum but I did watch the film almost weekly when I was a child. I mainly just watched it so much because my little brother was scared of the Wicked Witch of the West though. This is the first Wizard of Oz retelling I have read but I did find it very interesting and unique.
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