Retellings are stories based on already written books / fairy tales where some elements are changed (the context, the plot development); it’s easy to find retelling of fairy tales (the most common are worldwide known).
However this Frankenstein process sometimes fails: some retellings appears to be cheesy and plain, like the link to the original story is enough to satisfy the reader.
In the following my opinions about two poor executed retellings:
- Ash by Malinda Lo – based on Cinderella
- Beastly by Alex Flinn inspired by Beauty and the Beast