You know what one my favorite things to do is? Look at all the upcoming releases on Goodreads! I love to discover all these new and exciting books coming out so I can wait in agony for them to be released. And you know what I’ve noticed? A HUGE trend in retellings. Not just limited to fairytales either. I’ve seen Frankenstein retellings. Shakespeare retellings. Pretty much anything. For both 2015 and 2016. I really think that we’re going to be seeing a LOT of retellings in the next couple years. Which I’m not complaining about. I do love me a good retelling. As long as it’s done well. Like Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles or Claire Legrand’s Winterspell. If all these retellings are anything like those two, we are in for a very good couple years. I love the way people reimagine classic fairytales and stories and I can’t wait to do see what these amazing authors are going to do. I thought I’d share a list of 2015 & 2016 retellings with you guys that I’m excited about.
Winter by Marissa Meyer – November 10, 2015 – the last book in the Lunar Chronicles series!!
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee – September 22, 2015 – Frankenstein retelling!
A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell – September 21, 2015 – a whole series of Disney stories with a twist!
Spelled by Betsy Schow – June 2, 2015 – Wizard of Oz retelling! Hopefully this one doesn’t disappoint like Dorothy Must Die did…
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – May 5, 2015 – It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling by Sarah J. Maas. Um… DYING!!!
Alice in Wonderland High by Rachel Shane – April 18, 2015 – A contemporary retelling of Alice in Wonderland! This one sounds so fun!
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas – February 24, 2015 – Sleeping Beauty retelling – I wasn’t a huge fan of this one, but a lot of other people liked it.
Fairest by Marissa Meyer – January 27, 2015 – Queen Levana’s (aka the Evil Queen) story. How have I not read this yet??
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge – May 5, 2015 – Little Red Riding Hood retelling! I don’t know that I’ve ever read one of those…
Never Never by Brianna Shrum – September 22, 2015 – A Peter Pan retelling all about Captain Hook and how he became what he is. Omg. My Hook fangirl is screaming for this book!!
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas – September 15, 2015 – Cinderella retelling. Not really a retelling though. About the girl who makes the dresses for the fairy godmother and the shoemaker. Um, yes please.
The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz – May 5, 2015 – I can’t begin to express how excited I am for this book. It’s about Disney villains’ children!! *squeals* This is the prequel novel to the movie Disney’s Descendants that comes out sometime this summer!!!
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell – August 4, 2015 – Mechanic Cinderella retelling. Sounds similar to Cinder, but I’m not complaining.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – March 12, 2015 – A retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, another one I haven’t read, but this book sounds amazing.
Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross – January 27, 2015 – This sounds like a mash-up of a bunch of fairytales and is actually the sequel to Kill Me Softly which I haven’t read, but both sound amazing!
Mirrored by Alex Flinn – September 15, 2015 – A Snow White retelling of sorts about the witch from Snow White training a modern girl on how to make herself the “fairest of them all”.
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson – May 12, 2015 – Pitched as “Swan Lake meets Robin Hood” about a girl who poaches to feed the poor.
Fair as Snow by Tracy Barrett – July 2015 – Snow White retelling where the evil queen really may be the “fairest of them all”.
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins – March 2016 – Inspired by the Grimm Brother’s “The Singing Bone”. I’ve never read it, but this book sounds awesome!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer – 2016 – A prequel to Alice in Wonderland. Um, it’s Marissa Meyer. This is bound to be awesome.
Never Ever by Sara Saedi – 2016 – Another Peter Pan retelling!
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman – 2016 – A Blackbeard retelling! Yes, please to pirates!
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter – March 2016 – A retelling of a Russian folktale “Vassilisa the Beautiful” – Never heard of it, but it says there’s an evil stepsister and a magic doll. I’m in.
The Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell – 2016 – Yet another Peter Pan retelling. I don’t even care. I’m so excited.
Untitled Aladdin Retelling by Jessica Khoury – This doesn’t even have a release date yet, but I don’t care. It sounds awesome. About a genie in love with Aladdin forced to grant his wishes for trying to fall in love with another girl.
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine – 2016 – It’s a Snow White retelling by C.J. Redwine!!!! I’m freaking out!!!!!!!
Untitled by Rosamund Hodge – 2016 – Pitched as “Shakespeare meets Sabriel”. Um, I LOVED Sabriel so I’m all about this.
The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters – 2016 – Inspired by Hamlet. More Shakespeare. Yes, please.
This is how I feel about all these books:
Did I miss any? If I did, please share so I can add them to my wishlist! Which ones are you most excited about?