Welcome to a brand new weekly feature!

Every Friday I will be doing a themed #FridayFaves post where I will tell you my favourites for a particular prompt. I am joined by fellow hosts Lauren (@Laureads_) and Jenni (@oddsocks.blog) so don’t forget to check them both out by clicking their names and visiting their blogs!

This week’s prompt: Favourite Retellings

It’s probably worth stating that I am not really a fan of retellings, mostly because I often find that you just can’t beat the magic and experience of the original. However, there are two retellings that I have enjoyed!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasI hold firm that this is a unique and beautifully written take on the Beauty and the Beast story. There are many similar elements to it and I adore the world of Prythian that Maas created, and how Feyre journeyed through it. Throw in Tamlin (who we love in this book), Lucien with his quips, and the mysterious Rhysand (who later becomes our God) and we have a winner! If you’ve yet to read this series then I highly recommend you pick them up!

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donnewhilst I didn’t LOVE this retelling, I did enjoy the original Sci-fi setting that Alexa Donne used and some of the figurative descriptions were luscious. I reviwed this book earlier on my blog (here) and gave it 3/5 stars. Jane Eyre is one of my all time favourite books and it would be very difficult to out-do the original masterpiece.

So there you have the first #FridayFaves!

Next week our prompt is favourite Harry Potter character! If you want to join in please use our header image and tag link us in to your post!

Tell me some of your favourite retellings in the comments!


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7 thoughts on “#FridayFaves

  1. I’m obsessed with adaptations of classic literature (as opposed to fairy and folk-tales), I think it started with Bridget Jones’s Diary (being a re-telling of Austen’s Pride And Prejudice). I love seeing the creative ways authors can bring a familiar story to a completely new context, like listening to a cover of a song by an artist of a different genre 😍


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