Saturday 9 July 2022

Queer Retellings of 2022

 Hello everyone!!

Who doesn't love a good retelling? I certainly do love them and especially if they are also queer. In 2022 we are seeing many queer retellings that are been published, so today we are going to highlight some of them. Some are already out and others are releasing later in the year.

Let's start...

The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder

Retelling: Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and All the Stars and Teeth.

Published in January 2022 by Razorbill
Read the synopsis here

One for All  by Lillie Lainoff

Retelling: The Three Musketeers

An OwnVoices, gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love.

Published in March 2022 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Read the synopsis here

Kaikeyi by Vainshnavi  Patel

Retelling: Ramayana

A stunning debut from a powerful new voice, Kaikeyi is a tale of fate, family, courage, and heartbreak—of an extraordinary woman determined to leave her mark in a world where gods and men dictate the shape of things to come.

Published in April 2022 by Redhook
Read the synopsis here

Spear by Nicola Griffith

Retelling: King Arthur

The girl knows she has a destiny before she even knows her name. She grows up in the wild, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake come to her on the spring breeze, and when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she knows that her future lies at his court.

And so, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and, with a broken hunting spear and mended armour, rides on a bony gelding to Caer Leon. On her adventures she will meet great knights and steal the hearts of beautiful women. She will fight warriors and sorcerers. And she will find her love, and the lake, and her fate.

Published in April 2022 by Tordotcom

Not Good For Maidens by Tori Bovalino

Retelling: The Goblin Market

Salem’s Lot meets The Darkest Part of the Forest in this horror-fantasy retelling of Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market.”

Published in June 2022 by Page Street Kids
Read the synopsis here

Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane

Retelling: The Illiad

Drawing on ancient texts and modern archeology to reveal the trans woman's story hidden underneath the well-known myths of The Iliad, Maya Deane's Wrath Goddess Sing weaves a compelling, pitilessly beautiful vision of Achilles' vanished world, perfect for fans of Song of Achilles and the Inheritance trilogy.

Published in June 2022 by William Morrow and Company
Read the synopsis here

Self-Made Boys by Anna-Marie McLemore

Retelling: The Great Gatsby

Stonewall Honor recipient and two-time National Book Award Longlist selectee Anna-Marie McLemore weaves an intoxicating tale of glamor and heartbreak in Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix, part of the Remixed Classics series.

Expected Publication on September 6th, 2022 by Feiwel Friends
Read the synopsis here

And one that releases in 2023...

In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune

Retelling: The Adventures of Pinocchio

New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.

Expected Publication in March 28th , 2023 by Tor Books
Read the synopsis here

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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