Retellings seem to be a perennial feature in youth lit. It's a trend that I wholeheartedly support. I read every one I can get my hands on. Here are six books published in the last six months that are either direct retellings or in some way directly influenced by classical literature.
6 new classically influenced novels
1. Spelled by Betsy Schow (inspired by the Oz books among others)
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas (a retelling of Beauty and the Beast)
3. Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola
4. Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (a retelling of Cinderella)
5. Fable Comics edited by Chris Duffy
6. The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet by Ian Lendler