The Retellings Reading Challenge is back again for 2017, and this time it's bigger and better! Thanks to a lovely bunch of publishers, this year's challenge will come with monthly giveaways*!The Challenge:
- For readers to read retellings of stories we know well from their chosen level in 2016:
- You must sign up to the challenge below.
- You must share your thoughts/reviews on the retellings you read for the book to count. You can post anywhere: your blog, YouTube, Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon, Tumblr, etc.
- As you review the books, update the monthly link up post with a link to your review. This is important, as each book you review will be an entry into that month's giveaway.
- You can sign up any time between now and 31st December 2017.
- Use the hashtag #RetellingsRC2017 so we can follow your participation in the challenge!
- You can read retellings of any of the following (if I've left anything out, please let me know!):
- Classics & Children's Classics
- Fairy Tales
- Myths and Legends
- Folk Tales
- Retellings of real, well known people's lives - I.E. Becoming Jane by Kevin Hood about a young Jane Austen, and And I Darken by Kirsten White, a gender bent retelling of Vald Dracul's teen years, both count
- I will also accept origin stories/prequels/sequels - I.E. Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige is a sequel series to The Wizard of Oz,Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, and both would count.
- I will also accept books that feature fictional characters/real people as a prominent main character (not a secondary character, so think love interest, etc.), but aren't necessarily strict retellings/prequels/sequels - I.E. The Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost is a present day urban fantasy/paranormal romance that features Vlad Dracul, and so would count.
- You can read any retellings you want, they do not need to be recent releases to count.
- Feel free to re-read any retellings! They will also count, as long as you review them somewhere.
- All age categories are accepted; middle grade/young fiction, YA, NA, adult.
- All books count; physical books, audiobooks, eBooks.
- ARCs/Proofs count, as do self-published books.
Here is what I am reading:
- Puss in Cowboy Boots--Jan Huling
- Beast--Donna Jo Napoli
- Walt Disney's Cinderella--Cynthia Rylant
- Peter Pan--Josette Frank, Ed.
- The Goose Girl--Shannon Hale
- Ash--Malinda Lo
- When She Woke--Hillary Jordan
- Angelina's Cinderella--Katherine Holabird
- Jane--April Lindner
- Nightlight: A Parody--Harvard Lampoon
- My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish--Mo O'Hara
- My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The SeaQuel--Mo O'Hara
- My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Fin of Fury--Mo O'Hara
- My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Any Fin is Possible--Mo O'Hara
- Blood Red, Snow White--Marcus Sedgwick
- Heartless--Marissa Meyer
- Snow & Rose--Emily Winfield Martin
- Snow White and Rose Red--Ed McBain
Thanks for signing up again, Jamie! Good luck with the challenge :)
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