Tag: retellings

8 Retelling Recommendations to Try

retelling recommendations

I am in a very list making mood these days. I did one for people who want to try Science-Fiction and then was working on movies got to Clueless (which is of course a timeless Emma retelling) and thought… Retellings. The Best Ones I’d Recommend for People who want to give them a go!

FYI while this is about books I’d still totally recommend Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You (a Taming of the Shrew retelling.) Both classics of my youth!

A Beautiful Collection: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

a thousand beginnings and endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited By: Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Grade: A

Ghosts, star-crossed lovers, tragedy, more ghosts, shape-shifters, dances and sisters among other things… A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of Asian myths and legends that released at the end of June.

It’s a beautifully written and entertaining collection of stories and if you aren’t familiar with the myths or want to know more about them there’s a page or two of information by the author at the end of each story which I was so grateful to read!

The Starlit Wood

The Starlit Wood

The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales

Grade: A-

The Starlit Wood (which I keep saying wrong) is a lovely book of fairy tales I picked up this weekend. I’m going to be honest. I picked it up almost solely on the fact it’s so pretty! But I actually really enjoyed the book. Overall I found the stories done in such a way that they really did feel different and some of the fairy tales they were based on are not ones I’ve read.

Furthermore

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Furthermore

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Grade: A-

“Unfold your heart. Sharpen your ears. And never say no to the world when it asks you to dance.”

There was no way I could resist this beautiful cover. It’s an Alice in Wonderland story no less. In this one our hero- Alice – is a girl born without color in a world rife with it. She joins Oliver, a local boy whose given her quite a bit of grief in the past, on a quest that’s very near and dear to Alice’s heart. Mainly, to find her father.