• Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
•
Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
•
In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
•
There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
•
#qotd: do you review everything you read?
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookworm #bookblogger #blogger #book #bookreview #manga #seraphoftheend #vizmedia
  • #throwback to a lovely meal out at @common_bar with @felfiramoondesigns and @coffeeeyesandblankstares 💕
•
I could eat this again today🤤
•
#blogger #dayout #lunchdate #foodblogger #foodporn #eggsbenedict #bloggerlife #common #friendsandfood #foodie #foodphotography
  • Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
•
And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
•
There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
•
#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #book #bookblogger #blogger #bookreview #booknerd #bookish #goodomens #manchester #pizzaday #bookshelf #bloggersofinstagram
  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
•
Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
•
Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
•
There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
•
#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #book #bookblogger #blogger #travelblogger #travel #bloggerlife #reeddiffuser #teaenthusiast
  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
•
I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
•
I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
•
There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
•
#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookishbox #fairyloot #brunching #ladieswhobrunch #bookstagram #bookstagrammer
  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
•
Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
•
A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
•
A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
•
A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
•
Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
•
My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
•
On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
•
What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
•
There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#book #bookblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #blogger #blogtour #achainacrossthedawn #drewwilliams #scifi #bookshelf #booknerdigans
  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
•
I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
•
There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
•
#book #bookblogger #bookish #blogger #bookreview #manga #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #seraphoftheend #viz #vizmedia #bookobsessed
  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
•
And another planned tonight!🍸
•
There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
•
The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
•
#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
•
Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
•
There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
•
#book #bookblogger #blogger #villefranche #travel #holiday #vacation #travelblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #newtsreadathon2019
Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Retellings

May 19, 2018
Top 5 Wednesday
Top 5 Wednesday

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.

This weeks topic is: Pick Your OwnFavourite Retellings

4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

I adore Greek myth so the minute I found out that A Court of Mist and Fury was Hades and Persephone themed I was alllllllll for it. I really appreciated that Feyre and Rhysand's relationship showed the more positive side of Persephone and Hades. Quite often the relationship is shown to be toxic and focuses heavily on all the negatives. When, really, the original myth did have a blossoming relationship (at least in the version I read) between the two. Also, how can you not love the inner circle and Feysand? I mean come on.

I have a review for A Court of Wings and Ruin here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I'm counting this as a retelling kind of. It's a retelling of the story of Jack the Ripper anyway. I adored this book and I neeeeeed the next ones. Like now. This series definitely captured the dark tones of Jack the Ripper and how much of a menace he was in London. The characters created, however, were the perfect balance to this. They were quirky and so much fun to read from.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine

Snow White...WITH DRAGONS. That's right. DRAGONS. Snow White retelling this is not, inspired by is more accurate. The bones of the story are the same, wicked step mother, hunter and all that. But thats where the similarities end. This story has such a phenomenal plot and a life of it's own. I need to continue on with this series...like yesterday.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

5. Flame in the Mist* by Renee Ahdieh

Similar to The Shadow Queen, Flame in the Mist* is only has Mulan like characteristics. Mariko is such a wonderful character, she is ambushed in the forest on her way to an arranged marriage and is forced to dress as a peasant boy in order to escape. That's the Mulan part. After that the story takes such an incredible turn and there are so many incredible characters. The next book comes out soon an I'm so excited for it!

I have a review for Flame in the Mist* here.

5. The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris

I adore mythology of all kinds but my favourites are definitely Greek and Norse. I'd had the Gospel of Loki for a while and hadn't picked it up...enter the jar(s) of shame...I loved this book. It was narrated exactly as I thought Loki would be. Very tricksy but incredibly charming. I can't wait to pick up the next one.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

What are some of your Favourite Retellings? 

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

    Leave a Reply