Does anyone else love retellings???
And that is why I am here today with some Cinderella retelling. I only have three, as I wanted to just put in the ones I have read.
The Lunar Chronicles [Marissa Meyer]
The first book in this series, Cinder, is a Cinderella retelling set in future China. Out of the following retellings, I think this one stays the closest to the fairytale we all know and love.
Cinder is a cyborg and Beijing’s top mechanic. When the prince comes to Cinder for help with one of his androids, her life turns upside down.
Throne of Glass [Sarah J Maas]
Okay, you won’t believe me, but it is true. A very loose base. Sarah J Maas got the inspiration to this book when listening to the Cinderella soundtrack. From their she thought the music was very intense considering Ella was just leaving the ball. So she figured, maybe she was leaving for a reason, maybe, just maybe, she was there to kill the prince.
The Selection Series [Kiera Cass]
“Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress”
Yep, said by Kiera Cass herself.
This retelling is more to do with the ball and fancy dresses, then to do with step sisters and fairy godmothers. But it is still amazing!
What are your thoughts on retelling?
Until next time.