April TBR

April is primarily dedicated to Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast retellings, with a couple other novels thrown in. So without rambling on too much, let’s get to the books!

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

YA Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s a Robin Hood retelling, putting Maid Marian in the lead role

House of Names by Colm Tobin

Historical Fiction

Why I’m interested: It’s a retelling of The Oresteia, particularly focusing on Clytemnestra, Electra and Orestes’ roles in the myth. It’s all about murder and vengeance and family.

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Lost Boy by Christina Henry

Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s a dark retelling of Peter Pan exploring Captain Hook’s back story.

In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard

Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s a f/f retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in Vietnamese inspired world.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

YA Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s a darker retelling of Beauty and the Beast, in which our Beauty, Yeva, hunts the Beast through the enchanted forest to save her father.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

YA Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and I liked Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver, so I thought I’d give it a try.

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

YA Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s a retelling of Cinderella from her “evil” stepmother’s point of view, and I’m a sucker for villain stories.

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

YA Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s a retelling of Cinderella in which our heroine, Nicolette, is an inventor.

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

YA Fantasy

Why I’m interested: It’s the sequel to The Bone Witch, and is set to be full of necromancy and phenomenal worldbuilding.

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