Favorite Retellings (fairy tales, myths, literature, etc):
1.) The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler. To be honest, if I had known beforehand that this was a retelling of The Little Mermaid, I wouldn’t have read it. I HATE The Little Mermaid. She is my least favorite out of all of the princesses. She was so bratty. Every time we had to watch it, I wanted to scream!!! 😀 I know, I know, it is called The Summer of chasing MERMAIDS, but that could be anything! I think Sarah Ockler did a great job making this story her own, while keeping to some of the big details of The Little Mermaid.
2.) Percy Jackson’s The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I remember watching the movie with my niece when it first came out and I thought it was cute. Then years later (This year) everyone was constantly talking about it, and my niece wanted to read it, so I decided to pick up the series. I got it EXTRA cheap at Walmart. 😀 I have only read the first book so far, and I loved it. Can’t wait to finish the series, hopefully early next year! 😀
Retelling I would Like To Read:
3.)Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. It seems like A lot of people didn’t like this book, and I did get spoiled on what goes down, but I still wanted to see what happens for myself. It’s supposed to be a take on The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, and that is one of my favorite books, so how can I not read it?
4.) First & Then by Emma Mills. This is suppose to be a mix between Pride and Prejudice and Friday Night Lights, both I have never read/watched, but we’ll see how this one goes.
5.) The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I feel like EVERYONE has read this book already. The Synopsis sounds like going to be great! I know this is a retelling, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the story that it is based on…A Thousand and One Nights?? Maybe I have but I just don’t remember it. Oh well.
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4 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday|December 9th, 2015.”
It’s okay I haven’t read The Wrath and the Dawn yet either. I really need to though.
You absolutely need to read Melanie Dickerson’s retellings!! The Merchant’s Daughter (Beauty and the Beast) and The Healer’s Apprentice (Sleeping Beauty) are my faves!
I’ll check them out! Thanks! 😀