#TheRealCinderella by Yesenia Vargas

#TheRealCinderella by Yesenia Vargas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book knowing it was a retelling of Cinderella. The title gives it away.

I was impressed by how the story was modernized and told as if it could actually happen. No mice into horses or pumpkins into carriages. The story just made sense. 

I look forward to reading the sequels to the book, one of these days.

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Retelling of Classics

Retelling of classics

These 23 books are told about in the above linked article. They are all retellings of classic books.

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

A retelling of: Frankenstein

Destroyer by Victor LaValle

A retelling of: Frankenstein

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

A retelling of: “The Red Shoes”

Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

A retelling of: Orpheus/Eurydice

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera (September 1, 2020)

A retelling of: Orpheus/Eurydice

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

A retelling of: Persephone/Hades

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

A retelling of: Hansel and Gretel…sort of

A Blade So Black and A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney

A retelling of: Alice in Wonderland

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (May 12, 2020)

A retelling of: The Shahnameh

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (June 30, 2020)

A retelling of: Every crumbling, haunted, Gothic house tale

Burning Roses by S.L. Huang (September 29, 2020)

A retelling of: Red Riding Hood and the Hou Yi myth

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

A retelling of: One Thousand and One Nights

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

A retelling of: The Count of Monte Cristo

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

A retelling of: Dark Norse myths

Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

A retelling of: Snow White

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

A retelling of: Snow White

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

A retelling of: Pride and Prejudice

Ash by Malinda Lo

A retelling of: Cinderella

Of Curses and Kisses Sandhya Menon

A retelling of: Beauty and the Beast

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

A retelling of: The Wizard of Oz

The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas

A retelling of: Mulan

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

A retelling of: “The Horror of Red Hook”

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

A retelling of: Korean Gumiho Tales


I met my reading goal for 2018. In fact, I exceeded it. I slowed down on the reading because of it. I shouldn’t, but I did.

Last night, I ended up going to sleep before 8 pm. My eyes were just too tired to read. Couldn’t focus on anything. So I just bundled up and slept. I will get back to it today.