My Top Five Retellings
Needless to say, fairy-tale retellings are all the rage right now in the YA world. We're talking modern versions of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and various other classics. Personally, I'm a huge fan of this new trend, and love reading twenty-first century versions of my favorite stories, especially when the princess is turned into a cyborg, high school student, or hard-core martial artist. So, without further ado, here are my top ten fairy-tale retellings and why:
1. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Based on: Beauty and the Beast
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Based on: Little Red Riding Hood
4. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Based on: Hansel and Gretel
5. Splintered by A.G. Howard
Based on: Alice in Wonderland
So there you have it folks! These five retellings are some of my favorites, and are all thoroughly entertaining and genius. They have fantastic plots, witty dialogue, and thrilling modern twists on some classic tales. If contemporary fairy-tales are your cup of tea, check a few of these out!
And if you need an even more extensive list, I'll leave you with a few links!
* YA retelling chart: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/376191375098104370/
*YA classic retellings: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/550987335634978513/
Best and happy reading,