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This weeks topic was actually something else, but I want to combine it together with my (fairytale) retelling challenge. I'm going to spotlight all the retellings I'm planning to read this year.
I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.
I'm highly anticipating this one, because The wrath and the dawn ended up being one of the best books I've read in 2015. The ending was cruel and I need to know how it's going to end!
Jessica Khoury – The forbidden wish.
She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world... I love Aladdin and Jinni's, but I haven't read any book about that so far. I can't wait to see how this works out.
Wendy Higgings – The great hunt.
Kill the beast. Win the girl.
This book is inspired on 'The signing bone' I love that this features a tale that is not as popular as, let'say, Snow white and Sleeping beauty.
Sophie Jordan – Reign of shadows.
eventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne.
This is inspired on Rapunzel and I love how dark it sounds!
Brie Sprangler – Beast.
She is who she’s always been—an amazing photographer and devoted friend, who also happens to be transgender. But will Dylan see it that way?
A retelling about a transgender? Yes please!
Sarah Porter - Vassa in the night.
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.
I love retellings of lesser-known fairytales!
Wendy Spinale – Everland.
Unsure if the virus has spread past England's borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. This sounds like a really unique spin on Peter Pan (which seems to be quite popular lately)
John Claude Bemis – The wooden prince.
The automa Pinocchio has always been duty-bound to serve in the floating palace of Venice's emperor. So when Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master-a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto-he is curious about everything around him. I don't think I have seen a Pinocchio retelling before and I love that Geppetto is a criminal.
Sarah J. Maas – A court of mist and fury.
Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. MUST HAVE IT.
Marissa Meyer – Heartless.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
1. It is Marissa Meyer. 2. Queen of Hearts is one of my favorite fairytale villains.
Do you have some (or perhaps all) of these books on your reading list?