I have been wanting to do this post for a while. Finally the move is finalized, condo is staged and cleaned and ready to be sold, the new house is all sorts of organized and I found about 2 minutes to gather my thoughts and get back into the nitty gritty of blogging world. 😊
As many of you know and have read and/or watched, there’s been a lot of retellings of the classic fairytales. All the way from tv shows like ‘Once Upon a Time‘ to books like ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses‘. This post will cover my personal favourite fairytale retellings.
One of the most retold story is Beauty and the Beast 🥀 and it’s with good reason. This story is such a classic (and happens to be my favourite) that each and every genre has covered in one way or another.
Sarah J. Maas covered this classic in her epic fantasy trilogy A Court of Thorns and Roses 🥀.
Lauren Layne covered the classic in her Redemption series with Broken.
Jessica Lemmon also covered this epic classic in her Billionaire Bad Boys series with Bastard Billionaire.
Jennifer Donnelly did it with Lost in a Book.
Meagan Spooner covered it in Hunted…. and many more I’m sure you are all aware of.
Now I’m not going to sit here and review all these books, that’ll make this post way too long and I’m not sure if many people would have the patience to keep reading the same plot with different genres all over again. However, I find that each book had it’s own charm and I’m more than sure you’ll all love them if you read them (if you haven’t already).
Although Beauty and the Beast is the most covered and the most known one, there are others that I’ve seen many tv versions done however, never really seen any books done for them until I ran into Marissa Meyer‘s Lunar Chronicles series. I mean who doesn’t love a good Cinderella, Rapunzel or a Red Riding Hood story. Now I haven’t read this series yet but I keep seeing everywhere that they are epic. I can’t wait to get my hands on them.
Which retellings have you all read? Which one is your favourite? Any recommendations on this genre?