Retellings

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The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes: The Best Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

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by Jess Harold

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart. Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more… While Lock & Mori certainly isn’t conventional, author Heather W. Petty follows the longstanding tradition of […]

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5 Creative Romeo and Juliet Retellings

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by Casey Nugent

The literary world is flooded with Shakespeare adaptations and with good reason. Shakespeare’s plays have a certain timeless quality about them that makes them a prime jumping off point for many authors. So it’s no surprise that Romeo and Juliet, perhaps his most famous play, is the basis for an immense amount of novels – […]

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Tale as Old as Time: 8 Beauty and the Beast Retellings

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by Jess Harold

After seeing Beauty and the Beast, I knew I wanted Belle’s life—secret castle far away from everyone, talking household items fulfilling my every need, and an enormous library. Getting to kiss the prince was just a bonus! And the only way to be a princess like Belle was to dress the part. But nothing lasts […]

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6 International Fairy Tale Retellings

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by Gabriella Abbate

Everyone knows the standard Disney fairy tales, you may even know the more violent collection from the Brother’s Grimm, but there are thousands upon thousands of fairy tales from all around the world. Each culture has a Cinderella-esque tale, with different moral lessons and cultural signifiers ingrained into it. Below is a list of retellings of fairy tales […]

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9 Books That Take You Back to Neverland

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by Sarah Jane Abbott

There is something about Peter Pan that has captured the imaginations of readers, writers, and dreamers for over 100 years. Maybe it’s the fantasy of being whisked away to a magical land where you never have to grow up. Perhaps it’s the dark and mysterious pirate captain. Perhaps it’s the mermaid lagoons or the fairies. […]

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