12 Days of YA: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

the 12 days of ya

Day 6: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings  19 retellings of Asian myths and legends

Edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Stories by: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Choksi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 9.56.10 PM.pngI am dying to get my hands on this anthology of Asian myth retellings! There are retelling floating around in the book world, but not many that feature retellings outside of European fairy tales or Greek/Roman mythology.
I not only love the concept but the cover as well. I have not seen this at my local bookstore or library. I am really hoping to find a copy under the tree this year.

“Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place.”   Summary from Goodreads.
Have you read this? Know of anything similar to A Thousand Beginnings and Endings? Tell me!

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