Review: Bright Air Black by David Vann

Bright Air Black by David Vann is a retelling of the myth of Medea, wife to Jason of Golden Fleece fame. It begins as Medea, Jason, and the Argonauts are fleeing from Medea's home, leaving parts of her dismembered brother's body in the water to distract her father. Throughout the book, we follow their journey, … Continue reading Review: Bright Air Black by David Vann

Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Out of all of the books I've read so far for 12 Days of Diversity, I think this may be my favorite. The Song of Achilles is a retelling of The Iliad, but also recounts events from before and after that story. It follows Achilles, born of a mortal raping a goddess, and his constant … Continue reading Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Review: Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Another retelling for 12 Days of Diversity! I've really enjoyed almost everything I've read this past week, too. Nora and Kettle was no exception! A loose retelling of Peter Pan, it follows the title characters. Kettle (Peter)┬áis a seventeen-year-old boy who was a victim of the Japanese American internment during World War II and who … Continue reading Review: Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Review: Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

This is the second book I've finished for the #12DaysofDiversity retellings readathon. It's a free verse retelling of Romeo & Juliet, featuring Damien and Junice, a pair of black teens in Harlem. Their families don't have a feud, but they come from very different worlds. Damien's parents have pinned all their hopes on him going … Continue reading Review: Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

Review: Marian by Ella Lyons

This is my first review of the #12DaysofDiversity readathon, which started today. I'll be sending out (hopefully) a lot of reviews during the next 12 days, so be looking for a bunch of reviews of diverse retellings. More information about the readathon can be found here. This novella is a retelling, but it's also an … Continue reading Review: Marian by Ella Lyons

#12DaysofDiversity Retelling Readathon TBR

From December 19 to December 30, I will be participating in the 12 Days of Diversity Readathon, which is focused on retellings. The readathon is sponsored by author Julia Ember (you can find more information here, though I'm pretty late in posting my TBR and sign-ups are no longer open, I don't think). I've tried … Continue reading #12DaysofDiversity Retelling Readathon TBR

Review: Alterations by Stephanie Scott

Alterations is a wonderful retelling of the classic movie Sabrina. The original movie featured Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina, the daughter of a rich family's chauffeur. Humphrey Bogart plays Linus, the more serious of the family's two sons, with William Holden playing David, the playboy of the family. Sabrina has pined for David her whole life, … Continue reading Review: Alterations by Stephanie Scott