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This week’s topic is so exciting! It’s favorite retellings!! ❤ And I LOVE retellings! So without further ado, let’s get started 😀
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
This is my absolute favorite book/retelling. Not only is Beauty and the Beast my favorite fairytale/Disney movie, but I thought SJM did a fantastic job weaving in the classic fairytale in with her own folklore. Besides, can we all talk about how hot Tamlin, Rhys, AND Lucien are? *swoon*
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
An epic and beautiful retelling of A Thousand and One Nights completely captured my heart and has not let go since. This book means a lot to me!
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I am sure everyone knows by now about these retellings. This is one of my favorite series and each book is so fantastic. I love all the little passages from the original stories that fit so perfectly with what’s to come in story. Plus, Kai ❤
Cinder – Cinderella
Scarlet – Little Red Riding Hood
Cress – Rapunzel
Winter – Snow White
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Another Beauty and the Beast retelling! I really enjoyed this book. Though I wish I would have been more blown away, I still really enjoyed it. The magic and world were so beautiful!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
This book was based slightly on a scene from Cinderella. I didn’t even realize this until I saw it on an article about popular YA retellings. How cool!
Ta da! What are some of your retellings? Do you have any suggestions? I love reading these and am always looking for more.
Anywho, thanks for reading.
Until next time,