7 Favorite Historical Retellings

Hello readers, I have another Bookish Lists post today! Historical fiction novels feature quite often here on my blog, but I’ve noticed that, in YA atleast, the label seems to be becoming an increasingly vague one, stretching to include everything from adding fantasy aspects to sometimes nothing more than a hint of a historical setting. I like my historical fiction novels to be as accurate and feel as authentic to the era as possible, so I find it very annoying when I pick up something labelled ‘historical fiction’ and run into demons, magic or a variety of other things that certainly did not exist in said era (or ever, really). That’s why I started keeping a separate list I classify as historical retellings, for any books that present a modified take on the story, whether it’s introducing a fictional or fantastical aspect into the tale, or perhaps a narrative more akin to fairytale retellings – and there are some pretty amazing ones out there. Today, I’m sharing 7 of my favourites from this list!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Reflecting on your 2021 reading/blogging year

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is Reflecting on your 2021 reading/blogging year.

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WWW Wednesday | December 29, 2021

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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2021 Book Haul | Blogmas 2021: Day 25

Merry Christmas and welcome to the final post of Blogmas 2021!! I’m quite happy that I actually managed to complete Blogmas this year given how little preparation I was able to do ahead of time and for my last post, I thought I would share a quick glimpse of all the books I added to my shelves this year.

I am going to be on hiatus for the next week and will be taking the time to relax and recharge from the crazy year, and of course, also read more books in line with my 2022 goal of staying ahead in my reading. There are a few of my routine posts scheduled in the next week, but I will not be back on the blog until the new year, so wishing everyone a Happy New Year ahead of time!

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Why don’t people read?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is Why don’t people read?

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T’was The Night Before Christmas Book Tag | Blogmas 2021: Day 24

It’s Day 24 of Blogmas 2021, and I have my final festive book tag for this year! I’m doing The T’was The Night Before Christmas Book Tag today which I came across on And On She Reads. I do have a post scheduled for tomorrow, the last day of Blogmas as well, but I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas in advance!

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The Festive Christmas Book Tag | Blogmas 2021: Day 23

For Day 23 of Blogmas 2021, I have another festive book tag! I’m doing The Festive Christmas Book Tag today which I came across on A Court of Coffee and Books.

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WWW Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | Blogmas 2021: Day 22

Welcome to Day 22 of Blogmas 2021! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Echoes and Empires – Morgan Rhodes – ARC Review | Blogmas 2021: Day 21

Title: Echoes and Empires
Series: Echoes and Empires #1
Author
: Morgan Rhodes
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: January 4th, 2022 (Razorbill)
Goodreads

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Best of 2021 | Blogmas 2021: Day 20

Welcome to Day 20 of Blogmas 2021! It’s finally time to share the post I have been adding to all year – my best of shelf picks for 2021! My regular readers will know that I rarely rate a book above 4 stars and even fewer of those make this list. Of the 150+ books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve chosen 11 for this list – a slightly higher ratio than usual, but these books were simply too good to leave any out.

As a reminder of the criteria I use for this list, the book has to be published in the same year, I should have given it a rating of 4 stars or higher, with something that I felt made it stand out over the other books. The titles are just in publication order this year because if I started trying to rank them, this post would still be in my drafts. Without further ado, let’s check out my favorite books of 2021!

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Once Upon A Broken Heart – Stephanie Garber | Blogmas 2021: Day 19

Title: Once Upon A Broken Heart
Series: Once Upon A Broken Heart #1
Author
: Stephanie Garber
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: September 28th, 2021 (Flatiron Books)
Goodreads

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End of the Year Book Tag | Blogmas 2021: Day 18

Welcome to Blogmas 2021 Day 18! With only 7 more days of Blogmas remaining, it’s time for the annual End of the Year Book Tag that I initially found on Green Tea and Paperbacks.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: How many books is too many? | Blogmas 2021: Day 17

Welcome to Day 17 of Blogmas 2021! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is How many books is too many?

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Most Awaited Releases – Winter 2022 | Blogmas 2021: Day 16

Welcome to Day 16 of Blogmas 2021! Another year is winding down, the holiday season is almost here, and one of my favorite things to do at this time of year is put together my TBR for the winter. I feel like there aren’t as many major releases this winter as usual, because this list was surprisingly easy to put together even though I limit myself to ten, but I’m looking forward to reading these in the coming months, along with many more!


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WWW Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | Blogmas 2021: Day 15

Welcome to Day 15 of Blogmas 2021! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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How We Fall Apart – Katie Zhao | Blogmas 2021: Day 14

Title: How We Fall Apart
Series: How We Fall Apart #1
Author
: Katie Zhao
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: August 17th, 2021 (Bloomsbury YA)
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Books to buy this Christmas | Blogmas 2021: Day 13

Welcome to Day 13 of Blogmas 2021! I have a different kind of Bookish Lists post today. With the holidays just over a week away, I thought I would share some of the best books from 2021 that would make perfect gifts for any reader this Christmas – more than a few of these are also on my wishlist! I hope you find atleast a few of these to be helpful with your holiday shopping!

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Aurora’s End – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman | Blogmas 2021: Day 12

Title: Aurora’s End
Series: The Aurora Cycle #3
Author
: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Published
: November 9th, 2021 (Knopf BYR)
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The Winter Charlatan – Victoria McCombs – TBR And Beyond Tours | Blogmas 2021: Day 11

Hello readers, and welcome to day 11 of Blogmas 2021! Today is my stop on TBR and Beyond Blog Tours for The Winter Charlatan by Victoria McCombs. Thank you to the author, the publisher and TBR & Beyond Tours for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this tour.

Title: The Winter Charlatan
Series: Storyteller’s Series #3
Author
: Victoria McCombs
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retellings
Published
: December 7th, 2021 (Parliament House Press)
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Defy the Night – Brigid Kemmerer | Blogmas 2021: Day 10

Title: Defy the Night
Series: Defy the Night #1
Author
: Brigid Kemmerer
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: September 14th, 2021 (Bloomsbury YA)
Goodreads

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