This year's NaNoWriMo is almost complete! Though I'm working hard to get mine done, I'm already looking forward to next year's session, during which (tentatively) I will be writing a fantasy retelling of Hamlet!
To go with that, I thought I'd share some more book recommendations today! These are the best YA story retellings I've read: meaning, YA novels that modernize or otherwise retell things like fairytales, mythology, and classic literature. There's an infographic via EpicReads that covers a number of these here. Without further ado, here are the ones that I like!
Of course, one must always check out Rick Riordan's plethora of mythological retellings, most of which are MG rather than YA: the Percy Jackson series and spinoffs (Greek/Roman mythology), the Kane Chronicles (Egyptian mythology), and a new upcoming series from Norse mythology! Another cool MGish retelling is Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ripley Pearson.
Thanks for reading, guys, and come back next time for a post on abandoning book ideas. Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! :)
Any other recommendations for YA story retellings?
Images via Goodreads.
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