Young adult reimaginings of “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan,” and “Robin Hood” have been done, all within the past year. Marissa Meyer’s “Cinder” turned poor Cinderella into a cyborg; Jodi Lynn Anderson’s “Tiger Lily” gave voice to a more silent member of the Neverland gang; and A.C. Gaughen’s “Scarlet” transformed Robin Hood’s Will Scarlet into a woman who winds up falling for the legendary thief. Say what you want about authors riffing on old material, but these reboots are good reads. They’ve certainly sold well.
And that’s probably why we’ll see a fresh crop of new takes on old stories in 2013, starting with April Lindner, who’s turned Emily Brontë’s classic “Wuthering Heights” into the angst-ridden tragedy, “Catherine.” In 2010, Lindner recreated “Jane Eyre” as a story about a young woman who falls for a rock star. Her “Catherine” has a similar vibe, with a punk-era heroine who falls for the brooding Hence, a musician with whom she has an intense (and doomed) romance.