The Retellings Reading Challenge is back again for 2017, and this time it's bigger and better! Thanks to a lovely bunch of publishers, this year's challenge will come with monthly giveaways*!
- For readers to read retellings of stories we know well from their chosen level in 2016:
- Easy: 1-4 retellings
- Medium: 5-8 retellings
- Hard: 9-12 retellings
- Difficult: 12+ retellings
- You must sign up to the challenge below.
- You must share your thoughts/reviews on the retellings you read for the book to count. You can post anywhere: your blog, YouTube, Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon, Tumblr, etc.
- As you review the books, update the monthly link up post with a link to your review. This is important, as each book you review will be an entry into that month's giveaway.
- You can sign up any time between now and 31st December 2017.
- Use the hashtag #RetellingsRC2017 so we can follow your participation in the challenge!
- You can read retellings of any of the following (if I've left anything out, please let me know!):
- Classics & Children's Classics
- Fairy Tales
- Myths and Legends
- Folk Tales
- Retellings of real, well known people's lives - I.E. Becoming Jane by Kevin Hood about a young Jane Austen, and And I Darken by Kirsten White, a gender bent retelling of Vald Dracul's teen years, both count
- I will also accept origin stories/prequels/sequels - I.E. Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige is a sequel series to The Wizard of Oz, Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, and both would count.
- I will also accept books that feature fictional characters/real people as a prominent main character (not a secondary character, so think love interest, etc.), but aren't necessarily strict retellings/prequels/sequels - I.E. The Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost is a present day urban fantasy/paranormal romance that features Vlad Dracul, and so would count.
- You can read any retellings you want, they do not need to be recent releases to count.
- Feel free to re-read any retellings! They will also count, as long as you review them somewhere.
- All age categories are accepted; middle grade/young fiction, YA, NA, adult.
- All books count; physical books, audiobooks, eBooks.
- ARCs/Proofs count, as do self-published books.
- Write a blog post/page, record a video, or upload a photo to Instagram about your participation in the challenge (if you're using Goodreads, Amazon, or any other platform that doesn't allow you to do this, in the link up below, just link to your public profile.)
- If you wish, in that post/page/video you can compile a list of retellings that you hope to read and review for the challenge - but this isn't compulsory. Also, the titles you list do not have to be set in stone. If you'd like some inspiration, Goodreads has a number of lists on retellings you can browse.
- Fill out the Mister Linky form below. If you have a blog/channel/Instagram, please make sure the link you add goes directly to your sign up post/page/video/photo and has your blog/channel/Insta name/screen name as the title. If you're participating via Goodreads or Amazon, etc, as the title please put your "screename @ platform" - I.E. If I was participating via Goodreads, I would put "Jo @ Goodreads".
**Titles included in the graphic are The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh (The Arabian Nights), Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis (Snow White), The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Little Daughter of the Snow), The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore (Romeo & Juliet), The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters (Hamlet), Winter by Marissa Meyer (Snow White), Inferno by Catherine Doyle (Romeo & Juliet), The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (Snow White), Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (Romeo & Juliet), When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle (Romeo & Juliet), Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales anthology edited by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt (various), Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (Cinderella) & RoseBlood by A.G. Howard (The Phantom of the Opera).