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Favorite Retellings | Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is retellings and I’m so excited because I love retellings. Plus, some of my absolute favorite books are retellings.

5.Splintered by A.G. Howard

I haven’t read many retellings of Alice in Wonderland but Splintered is my favorite. It’s so  mystical and imaginative.

4.Beastly by Alex Flinn

I read this book so long ago (like 2011, I think) and I was so blown away by it. I still think about it and it has definitely made a lasting impression on me.

3.Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell 

Mechanica is such an interesting retelling of Cinderella. It’s fairly close to the original story but it’s also very different. The writing is beautiful and I loved the concept.

2.Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

This is my favorite retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I was so emotionally invested in the story and I loved so much about this book.

1.Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles is such an amazing series. I love how each book focuses on a new character and a new retelling. It’s so well written and the characters are amazing.




  • Courtney

    I Love your List! Splintered was a pleasantly surprising series! I have the Cinder books, but I haven’t gotten to them yet. I must do that ASAP!
    What a wonderful post <3

  • Myrthe

    I loved the Lunar Chronicles as well. I’ve yet to read Winter though :) I’ve not actually read any of the other ones though.
    What I did read was The Wrath and the Dawn, not quite like the original (1001 Nights), but a very interesting spin on it.

  • I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Lunar Chronicles, and I’ve wanted to read them! I have heard of a lot of your picks and enjoy retellings, Splintered sounds especially interesting

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