This week is Past and Future Book Week on the blog – we’ve had Loony Blurbs based on 2015 releases, favourite new authors from this year, a review of All Our Yesterdays (clever me) and a list of contemporaries I’m awaiting next year.
So now it’s all about the retellings. There are SO MANY coming next year.
I can’t wait. And again, you can find them all on my 2015 release shelf on Goodreads.
Ensnared by A. G. Howard
Do I…do I even need to tell you? It’s a dark Alice in Wonderland retelling, fantastically creepy.
Although Jeb better not win.
Winter and Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Fairest is from Queen Levana’s point of view (should be interesting) and Winter is from Winter’s point of view. Duh. That’s a Snow White retelling, by the way. This series is so imaginative, and you don’t see sci-fi retellings all that often.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I’ve mentioned this one a million times already, but it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling. I think it might be NA, as well?
But it’s Sarah J. Maas so obviously it’s going to be amazing.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
All you need to know is that it’s a creepy fairytale. Human and fae live side by side, and you just know stuff is going to happen.
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
This is the sequel to Dorothy Must Die, which I REALLY enjoyed. It’s a macabre version of The Wizard of Oz – lots of blood and gore and hilarity. Hopefully not all at once.
Valiant by Sarah McGuire
This is a re-imagining of The Brave Little Tailor, which I’ve never read, but it sounds AWESOME. It’s about a tailor girl who pretends to be a boy, and it’s about giants, and…it just sounds so cool, okay?
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell
Do you even need to know with that beautiful cover? Yes. Fine. It’s a Cinderella retelling, except she’s an inventor (HOW COOL IS THAT?). She’s trying to find a way to get out, and there’s a ball coming, and…oh my gosh I’m in love already.
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
This one’s a Sleeping Beauty retelling. It’s about what happens after she wakes up from her hundred-year sleep – because let’s face it, we ALL want to know what happens!!
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Okay, so this doesn’t follow on from Cruel Beauty, which I still haven’t read. It’s a standalone, and a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. She’s supposed to be protecting her village from dark magic like a good girl, but then she makes a really bad decision that binds her to the magic.
It’s okay, Rachelle. We all make mistakes.