Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings.
This week’s topic:
Retellings…Do you enjoy them or not?
Yes, I do enjoy retellings, because I love reading the story from another character’s POV, especially when we are given the chance to be inside the male character’s head. I particularly love those retellings that add something new to the original stories, like new scenes and new dialogues.
One of my favorite retellings is Breakable by Tammara Webber. This is unique in its genre, because it’s not just a retelling of Easy from Lucas’s POV. It’s so much more. We get to see how Lucas lived his getting to know Jacqueline and falling in love with her, but we also get to see his childhood, his teenage years, his past… And this is the type of retelling I love the most. Another favorite retelling is Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover. I read it several times, and I always get something new out of it. Losing Hope answered several questions I had in Hopeless, and this is one of the reasons why I love it so much.
These days I’m reading the ARC of Thoughtful that I got from NetGalley. This is another example of beautiful retellings. It can be described as Thoughtless from Kellan’s POV, but like Breakable and Losing Hope, there’s so much more to it than that. I can’t say more about it yet, but I’ll do so soon in my review.
To me retellings can be amazing books, and they become even more so when they enrich the original story.
What about you? Do you enjoy retellings? If so, what are your favorite ones?