I think in books we have seen a huge amount of retellings. Books like Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries are more like the classic fairytales that we know and love. While more controversial ones like Ash by Melinda Lo are about questions that have to do with a character's sexual orientation (BTW, I will be giving this book away along with this post). You might even go as far as saying books like Pride Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith have become fairytale retellings. Comic books are also wonderful in retellings. I am a big fan of Willingham's Fables series (which inspired me to write on this topic). The stories in these comics have the characters go back to their origins correctly but throws these characters into our world where they have to try to live among us and stay out of trouble. Also, there are even erotica books out there that are retellings – take Anne Rice's The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. Goodreads has a list of fairytale retellings which you can find here.
What are your favorite retellings? Least favorites?
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