Some say, there are no stories left untold, that all original ideas are already taken, and that all new novels are just old stories regurgitated. If that’s true, then what would be the point of buying new books? Whatever the reason for recurring themes or ideas, writers are always finding ways to break the boundaries.
But what about using past stories to our advantage? Lately, there has been an influx of novels hitting the shelves that retell an old story in a new way.
I’ve recently discovered The Lunar Chronicles (Yeah, I know. I’m a little late to the party). Growing up, I loved the story of Cinderella, so when I picked up Marissa Meyer’s novel, Cinder, I thought she had some pretty big slippers to fill (heh, see what I did there?).