Wednesday, June 4, 2008
So as you guys might know, I like fairy tale retellings. A lot. And one I'm especially excited about is The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn, which comes out in less than two weeks. This is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, which I've only read two of before, Spinner by Donna Jo Napoli, and A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce. It'll be great to get another take on the classic story, and I do love the Once Upon a Time series.
Another book that is set to come out in the Once Upon a Time series is Belle by Cameron Dokey, which will be released in November. Cameron Dokey is the most prolific author in the Once Upon a Time series, and I really like her flair for magic. Though this seriesalready has a retelling of Beauty and the Beast (Spirited by Nancy Holder, another amazing book), I think that this one will be wonderful too!
And I just found out the other day that Cameron Dokey has also written a new book for the series called The Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan". Since my knowledge of Mulan extends as far as the Disney movie, I'm especially excited for this one! I don't know if I can wait until February!