Classics Rebooted

October 7, 2013 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Are you having a hard time getting into some of the classic books you’re reading for school? Check out one of these for a new look at some classic stories…

ThisDarkEndeavor This Dark Endeavor
YA FIC OPPEL
When his twin brother falls ill, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein  embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest for the forbidden Elixir of Life.

Read my review of the excellent This Dark Endeavor.

MasqueOfTheRedDeath Masque of the Red Death
YA FIC GRIFFIN
In a twist on Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic short story, a wealthy girl, who can afford a mask to protect her from the plague that decimated humanity, falls in love, becomes caught up in a conspiracy, and faces a new plague threat.
PromPrejudice Prom and Prejudice
YA FIC EULBERG
For Lizzie Bennett, a scholarship student at Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to pompous Will Darcy.
Scarlet Scarlet
YA FIC GAUGHEN
Will Scarlet has a good life shadowing Robin Hood, with an eye for finding treasure to steal and throwing daggers with deadly accuracy, until Robin and his men become prey for ruthless bounty hunter Gisbourne.
ForDarknessShows For Darkness Shows the Stars
YA FIC PETERFREUND
Elliot North fights to save her family’s land and her own heart in this post-apocalyptic reimaging of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
Tighter Tighter
YA FIC GRIFFIN
Jamie spends the summer as a nanny in a small beach town, where she begins to fear the estate may be haunted, especially after learning of two deaths that occurred there. Based on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw.
Splintered Splintered
YA FIC HOWARD
Descended from the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, Alyssa fears she is mentally ill like her mother, until she finds that Wonderland is real and she may be able to save her family from their curse.
MadmansDaughter The Madman’s Daughter
YA FIC SHEPHERD
Dr. Moreau’s daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father’s island, only to encounter a love triangle, a murder, and medical horrors including animal-human hybrids.
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