July 28, 2014

So You Like... #4

Welcome to my fourth So You Like... post.  I've previously done futuristic books, Downton Abbey (if you count that Top Ten Tuesday post), and the American Girl books.  This time, I'm covering...





RETELLINGS.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is the perfect twist on the Beauty and the Beast tale.  Rosamund played with the original expertly until it became a fresh take on a well-known classic.


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SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Melanie's retelling is less fantasy and more historical fiction.  But if Christian lit isn't your thing, you may want to steer away from The Healer's Apprentice.


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THE GOOSE GIRL

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Shannon's retelling is fairly straightforward, but she threw in many twists and also turned this one book into a whole series (Books of Bayern).


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HAMLET

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Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's best plays, in my opinion, and this modern retelling certainly did it justice.


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ROMEO AND JULIET

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This is less of a retelling and more of a "what happened after Romeo and Juliet."


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EMMA

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Emma Approved will forever be my favorite Emma retelling, but The Espressologist is a close second.  Jane is a fun character, and I think everyone will enjoy seeing who corresponds to who in the original.


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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

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I have not yet read The Scarlet Pimpernel, but I absolutely loved this futuristic genderbent retelling.


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ROBIN HOOD

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Scarlet is the perfect genderbent retelling of Robin Hood, but be forewarned: this book (and its sequel Lady Thief) will give you epic book hangovers and leave you suffering from all the feels.

So that's it for the fourth So You Like...!  And trust me: there were a lot more books I would've liked to include in this post.  Stay tuned for the next So You Like..., though, and if there's a genre you want to see me cover, let me know.

4 comments:

  1. Ooh, the Espressiologist looks really good! How's the language/romantic content in it?

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    1. I don't quite remember? It's been a few months since I last read it. I know romantic content was pretty tame, though.

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  2. So many books I recognize on this list! I thoroughly agree with all the ones I've read before. I did get two new recommendations off this list, though, so I'm happy. :)

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