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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Show Me The Books #9 - Classic Retellings

Show me the Books is a feature where I share with you some books within a theme, and then hopefully you, will tell me in the comments (or link to your own blog post) other books that you have heard of or have read within that theme.
This weeks theme is retellings of classic stories.
So though I have never actually finished reading any of the classic books, I have watched quite a few of the BBC adaptations so I feel as though I know the stories. This post is about re-telling of these classic stories (not fairy tales I don't think I could do ONE list of them, there is soooo many), I haven't read that many but here are the ones I know about: 

1) Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

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4.5 Stars
Okay this one isn't totally a re-telling of Jane Eyre but it leans heavily on the ideas and the story line of Jane Eyre. I love this book and you can see my full review here.

2) Ironskin by Tinna Connolly

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3.75 Stars
This book is also a re-telling of Jane Eyre, but with fey and a bit more of a fantasy feel. Although I am a lover of fantasy, I have to say that I just couldn't fall in love with this book, I enjoyed it but I much preferred Jane Steele.

3) Prince of Shadows by Rachel Cane

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3.5 Stars
Prince of Shadows is a re-telling of Romeo and Juliette from the point of view of Romeo's cousin. I really enjoyed this book and it really brought a new perspective to this classic tale, see my review for it here.  


4) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame Smith

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3 Stars
I don't think this book need any intro it is what it says it is!

5) Ivory and Bone (#1) by Julie Eshbaugh

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This is a recent release and I have yet to buy it but I have heard lots of talk about it recently in the book community, and it sounds amazing. It is meant to be a re-telling of Pride and Prejudice (gender swapped I think?) but set in prehistoric times, like mammoth's and caves and all that basic survival stuff. Sounds so unique and can't wait to read!   

Have you read any of these book's I've mentioned? What did you think of them?

Can you recommend me any good classic story retellings, that I just 'have' to check out? 

Me and Mr Darcy shall sit here, drink tea and wait for your recommendations.