Monthly Recommendations: RETELLINGS

June 2017: Retellings

In June we are focusing on Retellings. You could also go with re-imaginings, as this topic is not exclusive to books that are a direct remake of the original. Feel free to throw in any book that follows along to a classic story, fairy tale or mythology that you love.

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My retelings recommendations are all pretty meh and will probably be on every other list but oh well. I really enjoy all of these books so I hope you add them to your TBRs!

First & Then

First & Then

In terms of retellings this is a really smart and funny one. Mills created a really inventive and modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Even if you don’t want to read the original this is a fun way to still get the gist of the story.

Heartless

Heartless

I only rated this three stars when I read this last year but I did still really enjoy it. I think that Marissa Meyer is a really smart writer, she creates really inventive stories based off of well-known stories. Heartless is her latest novel, about the Queen of Hearts before she goes nuts.

My review of Heartless

The Lunar Chronicles

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If you read my May wrap up then you know that I wasn’t actually a big fan of Cinder upon my 3rd re-read, and if you’ve been around my blog even longer then you know that I’m not a big fan of book 2 either. However, please do not let me discourage you from reading this series. It still remains one of my favourites and books 3 and 4 are some of my favourite books to read.

+ BONUS, RETELLINGS ON MY TBR

asdasdEligible (The Austen Project, #4)Hunted (Hunted, #1)GeekerellaAlex, Approximately

Have you read these novels? What are your favourite retellings?

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15 thoughts on “Monthly Recommendations: RETELLINGS

  1. This is a great post! Of course my favourite retellings of all time are ACTOAR and ACOMAF! I’ve heard of First & Then, it’s on my TBR. I enjoyed Heartless and also rated it 3 stars, the ending really frustrated me, even though it was pretty inevitable (If there was a happy ending it would’ve been 4 stars)! I read Cinder a couple years back and remember LOVING it, I seriously need to continue on with the rest of the series, I’ve heard amazing things about it!

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  2. Great recommendations! I love The Lunar Chronicles but I still have to read Heartless (I’ve owned it for over a year now😂)
    I’ve also heard really good things about First & Then and I want to pick it up!

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    • Thank you! I did enjoy Heartless and thought it was a really cool idea, but I know there were other that liked the book more than me. It’s definitely worth a try though!
      First & Then is a really fun novel, have you read or seen Pride and Prejudice?

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        • You should read it! I ususally read my classics around November/December when school is finishing, the first time read it I used a physical copy and then last year I listened to it on ausio (it’s on Youtube btw). It’s really fun, if you have trouble reading classics, you should definitely watch an adaptation before starting it. Can you tell I enjoy this book?

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