Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read

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

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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

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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.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Lunar Chronicles, and I can't wait to read Winter and know how this series ends. A Court of Thorns and Roses is a great choice too! Great list!