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I totally cheated this week and picked a genre that I knew I didn’t have 10 of, but that I really enjoy! So the first 6 are retellings I’ve read and enjoyed, the last 4 are retellings I’m super excited to read!
Retellings I’ve Read
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson: Tiger Lily was absolutely everything I was hoping for, and more. Anderson perfectly captured the spirit of one of my favourite tales, and at the same time, managed to create something completely imaginative and new. With characters that came alive off the pages, a plot that left me breathless and an ending that captured a piece of my heart forever, Tiger Lily is the Peter Pan retelling I never knew I always wanted. I loved it even though I couldn’t talk about it for a few days without tearing up. I loved it even though I will never be able to look at Wendy the same way, ever again. I loved it even though Peter broke my heart. And I loved it because of all these things; because it made me feel.
Splintered by A.G. Howard: Absolutely gripping from start to finish, Howard wove a whimsical and magical tale that left me both thrilled and enchanted! Splintered’s evocative imagery brought Wonderland and its inhabitants to life, lyrical prose had me dancing along its pages, while complex characterization gave the story depth and meaning. Easily one of my most imaginative reads of 2013, Splintered left an aching desire in my heart to get lost amongst its magical pages, transported into a Wonderland that both thrilled and terrified me. Surprisingly unique, Splintered is creative fantasy at its absolute best!
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: Marissa Meyer completely blew me away with her debut book, Cinder. Full of the familiar details we associate with Cinderella – a handsome prince, a wicked stepmother and a seemingly unattainable ball – but told in such a new and different way that the story became fresh and exciting! [Read more…]