It should now be obvious to anyone who reads my posts that I adore retellings. Fairy tales, folklore, myths, classic literature, you name it. There's just something so fascinating in seeing how an author is able to use a well-known story as inspiration for a new one.
With that being said, I am not sure whether I've made it as well known that the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale holds a special place in my heart. I have researched the tale in depth and examined how the story has evolved over the years for a thesis. It's incredible the amount of information I found out on it, and I treasure each opportunity to read another retelling of the story.
I've heard good things about Jay's retellings of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Immortal and Romeo Redeemed. Knowing that Jay has already done retellings, and that she has now chosen one of my favorite stories to retell, makes me super excited for Of Beast and Beauty's release. Her retelling sounds like it will take a more political stance, so I'm eager to see how she incorporates politics into the spine story, as well as to be introduced to two new incarnations of "Beauty and the Beast."
What are you waiting on?