Just to clarify, this will be in no particular order because imagine having your life together enough to play favorites. Couldn’t be me. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads!
I’m starting basic, I know. But I don’t like science-fiction, I love fairytales, and The Lunar Chronicles combines both of those facts to create a series I am absolutely obsessed with. Cress in particular retells the story of Rapunzel with such creative flair that it’s most certainly one of my all-time favorites.
A cornucopia (please be proud of that big word) of fairy-tales is still a retelling right? To be honest, my choice for this changed at least three times so Land of Stories better count. This is just a great middle-grade series following so many fantastical characters!
Yeah yeah yeah, another Cinderella retelling. But this one is just so creative and fun and ahhh! This follows one of Cinderella’s stepsisters after Cinderella gets her happy ending. There’s also a straight up bet between Fate and Chance, a possible invasion, and the Faerie Queen. And I’m obsessed with this cover.
I’m not the most familiar with the Sherlock Holmes stories, but I thought that this series did a great job of retelling them with a modern twist. Also! The romantic sparks between Charlotte and Jamie were just everything!
I’m going to throw a hard curveball here and say that I think that The Kane Chronicles needs so much more credit for the way Egyptian mythology is told. I remember absolutely adoring this trilogy when I was younger for so many reasons, not least of which is that I was obsessed with the love triangle. And yes, I did like how it ended. Even if I can’t remember it now.
So that’s it! Share one of your favorite retellings!