Every Friday we will be doing a themed #FridayFaves post where we will be telling you about our favourites for a particular prompt topic.
The prompt for this week is:
For my post about my Favourite Retelling I’m going to be going off of Disney retellings.
Anyone who knows me well enough knows I’m not a huge Disney fan, but there are a few Disney’s that I love, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty & The Beast and The Little Mermaid for example.
When I first read A Court of Thorns and Roses I had no idea it was supposed to be a Beauty & The Beast retelling, I kind of get how it was and liked the way it was going but by the second book I just didn’t get the retelling vibe anymore. Same with Throne of Glass, Sarah J Maas confirmed in an interview it started out as a Cinderella retelling.
I actually haven’t read a lot of retellings but 3 are standing out in my mind as I’m typing this. 2 of them are Beauty & The Beast retellings and 1 is Little Mermaid/The Story of Ursula retelling.
The first retelling is Hunted. I read this book a while ago but it’s a retelling of Beauty & The Beast and it’s told from both POVs of the main character and the beast. It was so entertaining to have two different POVs and I loved it a lot. Infact I think it was the first retelling I’d read at the time.
The second is A Curse So Dark And Lonely. I read this book in December 2018 and I instantly fell in love with it. Again, it’s a Beauty & The Beast retelling but with a modern, dark twist. I devoured this book and I loved everything about it. Again it’s told from both POVs and I think that worked so well and really added to the retelling aspect as you get to know what The Beast is thinking.
The last retelling is Sea Witch. Until I’d read A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Sea Witch was my favourite retelling. With its dark twists and modern aspects it was a really enjoyable retelling of The Little Mermaid/The Story of Ursula. Ursula, is one of my favourite Disney villains, along with Maleficent, so as soon as I heard about this book I knew I had to have it.
I did also read in December, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, which is a retelling of A Christmas Carol. It was such a good book and really got me in the festive mood.
I also really love books that are a reimagining of The Goblin Market. One example of such a book is The Sisters of The Winter Wood. I fell in love with this book straight away, as I seem to with all books that have Goblin Men selling fruits on stalls, I have the poem of The Goblin Market which I still need to read but I’ve noticed it in Wintersong too which I also really loved.
So there you have it, my Favourite Retellings.
Instead of just sticking to retellings I also decided to go for reimagining too.
Thank you for reading & I’ll see you again next Friday for the next prompt we have planned!