We’ve got another guest! Our good friend Whitley Birks of Reading With a Vengeance is back to talk about YA fairytale retellings! What makes for a good retelling? How much can you change and still remain true to the original story? Should you update the morals inherent to the story? And what the fuck ARE most of those morals, anyway? All good questions that we sort of discuss in between complaints about Beauty and the Beast and dick jokes. You’re welcome.
- Beauty by Robin McKinley
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
- Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
- Beastly by Alex Flinn
- Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
- The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
- The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
- Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
- Cinderella: Survivor
- The Feminist Root of Fairytales
- Queer Subtext in the Little Mermaid
- In Defense of the Conclusion to ‘The Little Mermaid’
- The Mad Hatter’s Secret Ingredient: Math
- The Six Swans (original story)
- The Girl Without Hands (original story)
Theme music is Overnight, by Aya.
WARNING: NSFW! Mature audiences only! Contains salty language, subversive ideas, industry-challenging discussions, and nuts.