Top 5 Tuesday: Retellings

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week we’re going to talk about some awesome retellings!

#1 Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer actually picks up many familiar fairytales and weaves them into something new. But the most standout one the Lunar Chronicles series started with is Cinder. As you can probably tell from the cover, we’re going for a Cinderella vibe here!

#2 The Beholder – Anna Bright

The Beholder is in a similar boat (pun 100% intended) as Cinder. There isn’t just one tale Anna Bright picked up for this, instead she draws from a variety of fairytales to create this book. I swear, it was impossible to put down!

#3 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard – Rick Riordan

Essentially, this is just a stand-in for just about every Rick Riordan book. With the Magnus Chase series in particular he decided to give Norse mythology a new spin. He includes (well) known stories and myths but gives it a modern vibe and always does it with a good portion of humor.

#4 Heartless – Marissa Meyer

This is actually a tiny bit of a cheat. Marissa Meyer isn’t strictly doing an Alice in Wonderland retelling but rather gives us a prequel. I love this book so much that I don’t care that it’s a bit of a stretch. 😉

#5 American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Same thing as with Rick Riordan. Gaiman draws from different pantheons and tales from those weaving them together creating something fascinating. I’ve had my problems with Gaiman’s books but this one is 100% a win for me.

What’s your favorite book featuring a retelling? Let me know in the comments!

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