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‘Dorothy Must Die’ Author Danielle Paige Goes One-on-One with ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Author Kami Garcia

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I have to admit that my love for Kami Garcia goes back to 2010 when she first released Beautiful Creatures, co-authored by Margaret Stohl. Ohhh man, was I hooked. Fantasy, southern romance and magic are at the heart of this entire series and I flew through each book faster than the next. I was sure to tell every friend I came in contact with that they needed to read this series and that they had no idea what they were missing (Of course, then the movie was released — but don’t even get me started on that.)! Fast forward past the Beautiful Creatures series, and the Dangerous Creatures spin off novels and I was thrilled to learn that Garcia would be releasing…

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A fresh twist on enchanted story style

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We’ve become a little obsessed with retellings this week (Retelling enchanced tales), and not just in books. Iconic fashion sometimes needs a bit of a modern twist as well. Inspired by our favorite young adult retellings, here are four modern takes on some classic heroines: The Queen of Heart: Inspired by the Queen of Hearts series by Colleen Oakes Queen of Hearts by rachelcarterya featuring ballet shoes In the Queen of Hearts series, Dinah often finds herself stuffed into elaborate dresses and skirts that she detests. We feel her pain, but that didn’t stop us from creating an outfit based around tulle and extravagance. The ballerina look is all the rage this season, and we love this blush-pink with a…

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Retelling favorite enchanted stories never goes out of style

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The young adult market can be a fickle place with trends gaining traction for a while and then quickly disappearing. Five years ago, vampire novels crowded the shelves. Now even dystopian novels are ‘out.’ Zombies are dead (ha!) and so are angels and demons. But there’s one category that never seems to go out of style: retellings. Retellings are stories that take a novel we know and love and “retell” it in a new, inspired way. The general plotline and the characters might be familiar, but somehow the story has been reimagined: maybe the characters are placed in a new setting, maybe someone who was once bad is now good, or maybe a lesser-known character finally gets a voice. We…

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