Another Top 5 Tuesday, have you started participating yet? Shanah comes up with some really interesting prompts, so it’s really fun to participate.
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Top 5 Retellings:
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Maybe this is a little cheat-y to pick four books, but this entire series is fantastic. They are such a unique take on retellings because Marissa Meyer takes the essence of the fairy tales and infuses them in an immersive science fiction world. But if you make me choose, I pick Cinder and Cress as two of my choices for this Top 5.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
While this isn’t necessarily the most accurate Beauty and the Beast retelling, I love this story and it had to make the list.
Beastly by Alex Flinn
This was the first YA fairy tale retelling that I was exposed to and it made me completely fall in love with them. It is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a unique cast of characters (just no enchanted objects.)
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
I completely fell in love with this Arabian Nights retelling and if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?
What did you guys think of my list? Clearly, I love Beauty and the Beast retellings. What are your favourite retellings? Let me know in the comments below!