This week I could give you a hundred of retellings I want to read, but somehow I only read a few. I guess I’ll have to make it my goal for the next year 😀 especially since I’ve already bought some of these books.
Here are my Top 5 choices for this week’s theme:
Grimm Diaries Prequels #1-6 by Cameron Jace – yes, I know there are more of these and that there’s an actual book after (It’s on my TRB list and I already have it so…), but I really enjoyed these prequels. The author manages to give these stories some twist, some fresh look and I enjoyed reading them. I can’t say I liked all the stories, but I still enjoyed the set.
Enchanted by Alethea Konti – Oh I know I already mentioned this book last week, but I liked it 😀 I can’t help it, you know, so here it is again. It’s also another series that I want to continue reading. Enchanted is a retelling of a princess and a frog tale, where Sunday meets her frog, kisses him and then the story actually starts – with her falling hopelessly for him and with both of them finding out about their past.
Alice in the Country of Hearts by QuinRose, Soumei Hoshino – Ha! I managed to squeeze a manga here :D. It’s a fun version of Alice in Wonderland with all the characters looking more or less human and all of them falling for Alice. OK, so the attraction os kind of strange, but it’s still fun to read and the drawings are lovely. And for those of you who are lazy – there’s also anime 😀
Gears of Wonderland by Jason G. Anderson – Oh look, another version of the story involving Wonderland. Only, this time, the main hero is James Wonderland has changed a lot since Alices visit, now it’s a steampunk world full of dangers. For the first few pages I thought I will just DNF this book, but then James fell into Wonderland and all the good things started happening. It’s not a well-known book and I think it deserves more attention.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – do I really have to explain why this book is here and why it’s on the first place? It’s simply awesome 😀 I loved everything about it and I have all the other stories waiting to be read. Yes, I know I should already be done with them, but there are always so many books… Anyway, Cinder is a great story with interesting characters and if you haven’t read it yet – go for it!
Hmm, I managed to catch quite a variety of books here: short story set, an audio book, manga, an indie author book and a well known loved by all story :D. I feel good about it. And as a bonus round, here are the retelling I really want to read (I’m not including the series continuations of the books above):
OK… there are many… and I have even more on my list… Ah well 😀
Have you noticed how many Alice in Wonderland retelling are out there?
How about your five choices?