Ten Retellings I've Recently Added to my TBR

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

So, you may have noticed that it is not Tuesday. I am a bit late in posting this. I did plan on posting it yesterday but my brother and I went on a last-minute road trip and I didn't get home until late. Thus, here is a Top Ten Tuesday post on a Wednesday.

Top Ten Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is: Ten Books from _____ Genre that I've Recently Added to my TBR.  In my never-ending to-be-read pile, I've recently been obsessed with retellings. Here's some awesome ones that I need to devour soon:

Roseblood by A.G. Howard (1/10/17) | The Phantom of the Opera: I finally saw this play on Broadway and when I heard this book was releasing, I couldn't remember the last time I read anything about The Phantom of the Opera. This is a one-of-a-kind retelling, I haven't seen any other Phantom retellings sprouting up anywhere. I can't wait to read it and see how Howard has made the story her own.

Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman (4/11/17) | Black Beard: I could always use some more pirates in my life. I finished Blackhearts a few months ago and am still planning on reading its sequel. However, despite being about the notorious Black Beard, it is rather his origin story- before he becomes the scary pirate. It's an interesting tale of love, revenge, and (of course) pirates!

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (4/26/16) | A Thousand and One Nights: The first one, The Wrath and the Dawn was absolutely beautiful. I loved everything about it and usually, I don't like retellings of A Thousand and One Nights because they just seem so repetitive. Renee Ahdieh has definitely added something special to this duology. I'm excited to continue the story!

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (5/16/17) | Mulan: Another retelling from Ahdieh that I will be sure to love. It's a retelling of Mulan! The story of Mulan has always been one of my favorites as a child!

Catherine by April Lindner (1/2/13) | Wuthering Heights: This one has been on my TBR for years. Wuthering Heights is a story that you have to prepare yourself for. It's a tale that I read every Christmas. I absolutely adore Heathcliff and all the themes of the book. I hope Lindner delivers in Catherine.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston (4/4/17) | Cinderella: Ever since reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer, I haven't been able to find a Cinderella retelling that compares to the creativity of Meyer's retelling. Geekerella has gotten some amazing buzz around the blogosphere so I've put it on my TBR, in hopes that it will bring something new to the staple tale.

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison (10/11/11) | Tristan and Isolde: Tristan and Isolde has been such a precious story for me. In fact, it was a retelling of the tale that got me into reading books in the first place. I will forget the amazing trilogy by Rosalind Miles that forced me to read, and never stop! Tris and Izzie hasn't done well; everyone I know or follow online has said how awful the book is but since I have not come across a Tristan and Isolde retelling in so long, I definitely want to give this one a try.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner (3/14/17) | Beauty and the Beast: At the moment I am a bit full of Beauty and the Beast retellings with the new live-action Disney film, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge and most recently, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. However, when I get back into a Beauty and the Beast mode, I will be picking up Hunted!

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd (1/29/13) | The Island of Doctor Moreau: Can we please give some extra points to those authors who tackle such obscure retellings? Have you ever read a retelling of The Island of Doctor Moreau? That's absolutely fantastic and I need to see how Shepherd has turned a classic into something fresh and original.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (11/8/16) | Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: I have dubbed Marissa Meyer the queen of retellings. I can't wait to get my hands on her latest retelling, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts. It sounds refreshing and fun!

What books have you recently added to your TBR?

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  1. I think I liked The Rose & The Dagger even more than The Wrath & The Dawn! I hope you love it, too!

  2. Thank you for commenting on my blog! So here I am returning the favor. ;)
    I definitely want to read Geekerella, Heartless, Hunted and Flame in the Mist! I'm so excited to get more into retellings! The only one I've ever read is Dorothy Must Danielle Paige that retells Wizard of Oz and I really loved it!