Wanted: Real-life Becomes Fantasy

Feb
27
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Have you ever wished you could find that one book that was about _____? Have you ever found yourself wondering what a book with a certain kind of theme or message would be like? That’s exactly what “Wanted” is all about. A semi-regular feature, I use “Wanted” to talk about all those books I wish I could find that nobody seems to have written yet. If you happen to know of some books that fit my criteria, I would love for you to send them my way through the comments!

In honor of yesterday’s release of The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson, this week I’m featuring real-life mysteries told with a supernatural or paranormal twist. Seriously guys, I LOVE THESE! It has sort of become a thing, with the big one recently being Jack the Ripper (like in The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, which is totally awesome and you should read it, like yesterday. No, before yesterday, because YESTERDAY you should have read The Madness Underneath, right?) I mean, I love retellings, and what’s better than a retelling that might actually have happened? And there are SO MANY real life mysteries to be used! What happened to Amelia Earhart? What’s up with the Bermuda Triangle for that matter? Why did the bees all disappear in 2009? And I’m sure there’s any number of other unsolved mysteries out there – let’s hear about them!

Do you know of any books that take these classic real-life mysteries and tell them on a slant? What unsolved mystery would you like to see spiced up with some paranormal/supernatural elements?





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3 Responses to “Wanted: Real-life Becomes Fantasy”

  1. Something about the Bermuda Triangle would be AWESOME! I do really love The Madness Underneath because I love stories of serial killers (yup. a little morbid.) … I mean the Jack the Ripper case has been in SO MANY THINGS that it’s neat to see a YA book based on it. You’ll have to let me know if you find anything!

  2. […] Wednesday (2/27) I asked for more fantasy retellings of real life mysteries. […]

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