Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish host a book related Top 10.
This week is Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read. I struggled with this topic a bit, but I think it’s cause I’m just not aware that books are retellings.
Top Four I Want to Read
Winter by Marissa Meyer – This might be my most anticipated book this year. Meyer has done a stellar job of retelling of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel while also creating a cohesive fantasy/dystopian world around them. I can’t wait for her take on Snow White.
Darcy’s Tale by Stanley Alexander Hurd – Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s perspective. I struggle to read Jane Austen, but I love the story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
Never Never by Brianna Shrum – The Captain Hook origin story. Only reading the synopsis had me looking at the Peter Pan story differently.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – Not really a retelling, but the story of biblical women from Genesis who only get passing mentions in the Bible.
Top Five I Recommend
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – This is a retelling of an Irish story The Swans. It barely counts as I was familiar with the original story when I read this one, but it’s a gorgeous story and it’s technically a retelling.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – A very interesting fantasy story that re-imagines Beauty and the Beast.
Cinder/Scarlet/Cress by Marissa Meyer – See my notes on Winter above.