Category Archives: Retelling

  1. Review: The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

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    September 17, 2018 by Zoë

    The king has three daughters: Gaela, Reagan, and Elia, but only one can become queen. Each has plans of her own, and in The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton, they find themselves locked in a struggle that will test their relationships to everyone around them and to the kingdom itself.

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  2. Review: A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

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    September 3, 2018 by Zoë

    A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna is the first in a series retelling the Mahabharata.

  3. Review: Beast by Lisa Jensen

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    July 9, 2018 by Zoë

    In Beast by Lisa Jensen, Lucie is hungry for revenge and heartened when the château’s lord is turned into a beast to match his dark inner self. However, as a beast, Lucie finds that he is not altogether so terrible and old wounds begin to heal. But then a girl arrives at the château who might upset everything.

  4. Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

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    June 25, 2018 by Zoë

    You think you know the story of Jane Eyre: bad child, mysterious love interest, bad things in the attic and all. In My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton, you learn the real story, and you learn Charlotte Brontë’s story too because, yes, she was there. How else did she find out what was going on?

  5. Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

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    June 18, 2018 by Zoë

    A Thousand Beginnings and Endings collects retellings of myth and folklore from throughout Asia. Androids, palaces, magic, and more await in this short story collection.