Well, now that I have started to get the ideas down for my new project (the overall thing being called Tales of Ellithica) it's time to start reading books in related genres so I can get a feel for what is out there. Because I definitely don't want to be repeating anyone. So, what are there in a nutshell?
Fantasy based fairy tale retellings.
So, that means there are three types of books that could be of use to me. (1) Fantasy novels. (traditional, not urban)... Which is why I have Graceling up there. (2) Fairy Tale Retellings. Regardless of their genre connection, reading these is really important because I don't want to rehash what's out there. (3) Historical novels. I don't read a lot of history related stuff, but paying attention to that will be important here because I already know the world I am working on for my series is not modern. One thing I do have here that I can check out a.s.a.p. is Grave Mercy.
These books will make a decent starting point, but I got some money to go shopping on Amazon and I figure it should go toward getting stuff related to what I'm doing, since that should mean I'll read it. I am looking for suggestions of what might be a good choice. I have reviewed a couple fairy tale retellings (Beastly and Sisters Red) but I don't really think I have read and reviewed any historical stuff, fantasy or otherwise.
Here are a few books that have my attention: (Click the GoodReads links for full details)
Do you have any suggestions I have missed? I'd love to know, so feel free to share. :)