Retellings have become hugely popular in the book world over the past few years. Many of them fall into the “fairy-tale retelling” category, and are retellings of fairy tales told as new fairy tales. But many authors have also chosen to retell other stories, ranging from classic novels to famous legends. Today, retellings range from fairy tales retold as contemporary romance, to classics retold as science-fiction.
But what is it about retellings that has made these genre-hopping books so popular?