Book List: Frankenstein Retellings

It’s a monster! Or is the true monster the man? In honor of Halloween coming up, let’s look at some retellings of Mary Shelley’s (perhaps the inventor of the horror genre) most famous work. Book descriptions come from Goodreads. Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi Genre: Horror Average Goodreads Rating: 3.57 From the rubble-strewn streets…… Continue reading Book List: Frankenstein Retellings

Book Lists: Mythology Retellings

Retellings are my favorite subgenre, and it seems that lately, mythology has been a really popular topic for books. So without further ado… Oreo by Fran Ross Genre: Humor Average Goodreads Rating: 3.65 This satire explores the relationships between African-Americans and Jews. Oreo is growing up in Philly, half-Jewish, half-Black, with her grandparents. When she…… Continue reading Book Lists: Mythology Retellings

Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)

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What good is a four hour train ride if you can’t use the time to finish a book? Thanks to the lengthy transportation, it only took me two days to finish Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, published by Bloomsbury YA. This YA fairy-tale retelling is basically about a gay black girl who wants to…… Continue reading Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)

Book List: Wizard of Oz Retellings

Retellings is my favorite subgenre ever. I’m a sucker for fantasy and fairy-tales, so a good retelling of an old classic is heaven to me. But where to start? There are so many tales that could be retold. So, why not start with the great wizard? With the retellings of the story I was obsessed…… Continue reading Book List: Wizard of Oz Retellings