I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into…
YA Retellings brought to you by Epic Reads - Fairy Tale Retellings:
Beauty and the Beast: East by Edith Pattou / Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George / Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley / Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge / Spirited by Nancy Holder / Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier / The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison / Stung by Bethany Wiggins / The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle / Beastly by Alex Flinn / Beauty by Robin McKinley / Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
The Little Mermaid: September Girls by Bennett Madison / Fathomless by Jackson Pearce / Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama / Midnight Pearls by Cameron Dokey / Mermaid: A Twist on a Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
Cinderella: Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix / Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine / Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George / Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas / If I have A Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor / Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge / Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott / Cinder by Marissa Meyer / Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey / Ash by Malinda Lo
Rumpelstiltskin: A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce / Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli / The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn
The Frog Prince: Cloaked by Alex Flinn / Enchanted by Alethea Kontis / The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley / Water Song by Suzanne Weyn
The Snow Queen: Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce / Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey / Stork by Wendy Delsol
Little Red Riding Hood: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright / Scarlet by Marissa Meyer / The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly / Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce / Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié / Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
Twelve Dancing Princesses: Entwined by Heather Dixon / The Phoenix Dance by Dia Calhoun / The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn / Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George / Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Hansel and Gretel: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce / Bewitching by Alex Flinn / Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
Rapunzel: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth / Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett / Towering by Alex Flinn / Cress by Marissa Meyer / Golden by Cameron Dokey / Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
Snow White: Beauty by Nancy Ohlin / Snow by Tracy Lynn / The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman / The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block / The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey / Nameless by Lili St. Crow / Fairest by Gail Carson Levine / Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (*this is actually a retelling of “Snow White and Rose Red”) / Devoured by Amanda Marrone
Sleeping Beauty: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn / Briar Rose by Jane Yolen / Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey / Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay / The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson / Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley / Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross / A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
People are realizing how disappointing lok has become since the first season. It's just home down hill, the love triangle, everything feels rushed. Atla was so good we just set our standards too high.
I think it’s super cute that you have opinions, but since you decided to come into my inbox with them, I feel the need to inform you that they’re stupid.
Let’s sit down and judge Avatar: The Last Airbender for a second— not the entire series, mind you, but just Books 1 and 2. Imagine if the series had ended at the Book 2 finale— with Zuko being the most hated character since Umbridge, Sokka still being the comic relief, Toph still running away from her issues, Azula still completely 1-dimensional, and Aang still afraid of facing his duties/possibly dead. If it had ended there, it would’ve been a pretty disappointing show, right?
"But it’s unfair to judge something when it hasn’t been completed! You have to see ATLA in its entirely to fully appreciate it!!!" you dramatically scream to the heavens.
Get your heads out of your asses and stop writing Korra off as “disappointing” when it’s only halfway done.
And. stop. comparing. a. finished. product. with. one. that’s. still. in. development.
First off, for a TV show, no one’s opinion is stupid. It’s an opinion. You can like Legend of Korra, you can dislike Legend of Korra. Do not insult someone for having differing opinions. Go ahead and like LOK for what it is. I personally, am not satisfied.
Second, there is a huge huge difference in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. You cannot compare just having Book 1 & 2 of Korra and Book 1 & 2 of A:TLA because they have entirely different structures. A:TLA only has one plotline: to defeat Firelord Ozai. LOK, thus far, has had two: defeat Amon and defeat Unalaq/Vaatu.
Of course there would be backlash if A:TLA stopped at Book 2 because the story is incomplete. It’s not the same with Korra. There are two distinct, closed plotlines.
Legend of Korra is not technically unfinished. It set itself up for the next season, but it’s suggested Books 2 and 3 will have distinct, separate stories. (x) If LOK ended today, for whatever mysterious reason, it would technically be finished.
Sorry, but that is not an adequate reason not to hate LOK.
HE WAS ON DW BEFORE I KNOW IT
Eldrad has a BEAUTIFUL design I love it
She did the least intimidading yell i have heard in my life
So, one thing I’ve grown to appreciate since starting a comic is it’s really, REALLY easy to go off-model. Most (all?) sequential artists and animators know this. And now I’m gonna try to talk about it ahahahaha *sobs*
So when I say consistency (for the purposes of this post anyway), I’m…