Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thematic Sunday: Retellings/Reimaginings of Scary Classics

So, you all have probably seen a lot of book lists for Halloween. Most of them have probably included the following: Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Edgar Allen Poe etc. While those lists are right, these books are great for Halloween, maybe you're looking for a bit of a twist on them. So here are some retellings/Reimaginings of creepy classics of yore.

1) The Nevermore Trilogy by Kelly Creagh

Love Edgar Allen Poe? Love paranormal romance? Then you will love this trilogy that does so many great twists from the world of Edgar Allen Poe.

2) The Madman's Daughter Trilogy by Megan Shepherd

This reimagining takes a simple premise: what if the doctor from the Island of Dr. Moreau had a daughter and gives it a great spin. It doesn't just stop at Dr. Moreau either, it deftly weaves together plots from Jekyll and Hyde as well as Frankenstein.

3) The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Books by Kenneth Oppel

These are a great pair of books examining Victor Frankenstein's youth. Sometimes these prequels like to ignore canon, but this one does not and it's all the better for it.

4) The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Haven't yet read this one myself, but apparently it's a modern take on Dracula.

5) This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee

This is a new release from last month that is based on Frankenstein.

6) Masque of the Red Death Books by Bethany Griffin

Dystopian series that was inspired by one of Poe's lesser known but no less creepy works.

7) Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

YA retelling of Jekyll and Hyde if they were actually two people and in love.

8) Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

YA retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's poem Annabel Lee

9) Vlad: The Last Confession by C. C. Humphreys

A biography of sorts of the life of Dracula.

10) Diaries of the Family Dracul series by Jeanne Kalogridis

Series about Dracula's ancestors and their adventures/mishaps/etc.

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