Top 5 Tuesday

Top Five Retellings

Hello! Today I am taking part in another Top 5 Tuesday. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, but now it is hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

If you follow my writing updates, you will know that I am currently working on my own retelling, so today’s topic is a really exciting one for me! I love retellings, although I don’t actually read many of them at the moment. I feel like I need to make room in my reading space again for retellings. I have quite a few on my TBR that I cannot wait to get to once I am in a fantasy mood again!

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Kicking this off with a retelling that I can never stop talking about and that is of course Huntedwhich is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. Ever since reading this last year, I haven’t been able to stop talking about it. I loved the writing style and I am really looking forward to reading Sherwood by Meagan Spooner which I believe is a Robin Hood retelling! 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Another Beauty and the Beast retelling that I cannot stop talking about is of course A Court of Thorns and Roses. I thought this book was such a unique take on the retelling. I loved that it was obviously a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but it also held so much of its own that it isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the series.

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

This Cinderella retelling was Kalynn Bayron’s debut. I had high hopes for the novel, and I think I let the hype for this one impact my reading experience a little. I still really enjoyed it though, and I am looking forward to their future books.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless is an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland retelling, but with a slight twist. It tells the story form the villain’s perspective. I loved this novel so much and I read it years ago, just the once, and I still think about it a lot!

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant is a Les Miserables retelling, I believe. I remember really enjoying this book whilst reading it, but I don’t remember much of the story. I really want to reread it soon before the second novel in the series comes out! 

I have so many more retellings on my TBR, so I might revisit this post in a few months and see if any of the ones that I plan on reading make this list!

Do you enjoy retellings? What one is your favourite? 

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12 thoughts on “Top Five Retellings

  1. Well, I get kinda of nervous around retellings especially towards books I love- so I usually don’t read them

    However- last year, I read one that I actually learned to love one. Spinning Silver (a Rumplestilksin retelling)- so original. What convinced me to read was the fact that I already learned to love Uprooted, another Naomi Novik book

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  2. I’m now sad that I didn’t push my list out to include *just one more* and kept Hunted on the list!! I had so many BatB retellings though… but I do need to read Sherwood, which is Spooner’s Robin Hood retelling!! Hope you had fun this week 💕

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