Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read (or you could do fairytales I want to be retold or fairytales I love).” Gush, gush. Gush, gush, gush. I absolutely adore fairy tale retellings. Maybe it’s the happily-ever-after or the different (and very unexpected) twists on stories we’ve heard all our lives, but I’m always up for a fairy tale retelling. Here are ten of my personal favorites that I recommend. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
Ten Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings:
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer– And the rest of the Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer combines different fairy tales (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.) and science-fiction into a one-of-a-kind series.
2. Beauty by Robin McKinley – My personal favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling, this is such a lovely book. Must reread soon.
3. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier – You’ll notice multiple fairy tale retellings by this talented author. This is probably my favorite of hers, a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses with a Frog Prince twist.
4. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier – Another Beauty and the Beast retelling that I really enjoyed and since I recently bought a copy, I must reread it soon.
5. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – Loosely based on The Six Swans, this is such a wonderful book and the first in her Sevenwaters series (so good!).
6. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce – This is an awesome Little Red Riding Hood retelling and I’m baffled that I don’t own it.
7. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison – If you like your fairy tale retellings with a bit of humor, look no further than this one. Who knew Snow White was so dimwitted.
8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Author of one of my favorite series (Throne of Glass) takes on Beauty and the Beast in this beautifully written novel.
9. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – The final Beauty and the Beast retelling on my list, Rosamund Hodge’s dark tale of girl meets beast is unforgettable.
10. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – So technically not a fairy tale retelling, but it’s a Peter Pan retelling which is a children’s classic, so it’s close enough. Seriously though, if you haven’t read this one, you must!
Are you a fan of fairy tale retellings? Share your favorites if I haven’t listed them, I’d love your recommendations! Be sure to leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.