Just a Few MORE Unusual Retellings

Here I am again, feeding that retelling obsession! Except this time, I’m branching out from simply talking fairy tales and going to spread the love to EVEN MORE stories! Because I love a good twist on a classic 😉

Gilded– kicking off with this absolutely GOLDEN Rumplestiltskin retelling- I swear Marissa Meyer book had me wrapped around its little finger when it comes to YA fantasy!

Circe– speaking of amazing authors, I could fill up a list just with Miller’s work! But if I had to choose just one, I’d have to go with her classic retelling of the Circe myth, since it clearly cast quite the spell on me 😉

Lore Olympus– for a completely take on Greek mythology, I definitely suggest giving the Lore Olympus series a shout. Not only is the illustration to die for, but it actually manages to successfully modernise the notoriously tricky Persephone/Hades story. 

This Woven Kingdom– naturally I couldn’t make a list like this without mentioning a new favourite! Inspired by Iranian folklore, Mafi spun a splendid start to a series.

My Plain Jane– with a hint of the supernatural, the trio of authors who brought us My Lady Jane teamed up again to deliver a fantastical take on a classic. Full of fun and entertaining plot twists, this is a retelling that doesn’t ask to be taken too seriously.

Anna K– I can’t say that I expected to be so taken with this retelling of Anna Karenina, but it seems this angsty and scandalous take on the classic got a lot of things right (whilst being oh so very wrong 😉) Highly recommend if you’re looking for something a bit out there! 

Death of Mrs Westaway– when it comes to Ware’s books, there’s a few I could choose from (surprisingly for a thriller writer). However, while the likes of Turn of the Key are perhaps more faithful to the source material in some ways, this one had the feel of the original more. The atmospheric tension really captured the gothic sense of Rebecca– which is all I could have asked for!

And that’s all for now! Do you have any more unusual retellings for me? Particularly ones that are based on classics!! Let me hear all about them in the comments!

19 thoughts on “Just a Few MORE Unusual Retellings

  1. I’ve been eyeing This Woven Kingdom for a while but now I’ll have to pick it up, I love retellings that aren’t inspired by the usual western history/folklore/mythology.

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