Retellings

A Touch of Darkness (Staff Pick)

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A Touch of Darkness (Hades x Persephone Saga) By Scarlett St. Clair Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728258454
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Published: Bloom Books - August 13th, 2021

The first in a series that's coming to an end in November, and the book that made me a Scarlett St. Clair fangirl! A Hades x Persephone retelling, based in the alternate modern-day world of New Greece. Persephone, living as a mortal, is forced to embrace her inner goddess after meeting Hades, and manages to find love along the way ;)

- Halle


Mulysses (Staff Pick)

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Mulysses By Øyvind Torseter (Created by), Kari Dickson (Translator) Cover Image
By Øyvind Torseter (Created by), Kari Dickson (Translator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781592702763
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 11th, 2023

Mulysses is down on his luck! With his apartment gone and job no longer, he must find a way to turn the tides and get back on his feet. Join him on an epic journey to bring back the world's biggest eye in order to lock down $5,000. Full of humor, fun illustrations and a loveable underdog, this book is sure to give you quite the adventure.

- Jane


Bea Wolf (Staff Pick)

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Bea Wolf By Zach Weinersmith, Boulet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zach Weinersmith, Boulet (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250776297
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Published: First Second - March 21st, 2023

This is just so much fun. It’s intended for middle-grade readers, but there’s no reason it won’t delight both young and old. Boulet provides gorgeous illustrations to accompany Weinersmith’s poetics, rich in the alliteration and kennings (e.g. “sun-starved” = “dark”) that characterize Germanic poetry. When it comes time for their professor to make them read Beowulf in college, it will be with the glint of recognition that they knew the tale all along.

- James


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