Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fairytale Re-Tellings I’ve Read Or Want To Read

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Top Ten Fairytale Re-Tellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

I love fairytale re-tellings, and it’s always fun to see how authors re-write well-known fairy tales.  Sometimes it would be cool to know the original story just to see how the re-telling is different, but at the same time, I also don’t want to compare the two the entire time.  These are my favorite fairy-tale re-tellings that I’ve read or want to read.

The Books I’ve Read:

  1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marisa Meyer.  Cinder, Scarlet and Cress were the first three books I thought of but decided to put as one, since they’re part of a series.
  2. Ash by Melinda Lo.  I really enjoyed this re-telling of Cinderella, and it’s different than a lot of other re-tellings I’ve read.
  3. Beauty by Nancy Ohlin.  This is a unique and really interesting take on Snow White, and I liked it.
  4. Princess Of Thorns by Stacey Jay.  I liked this re-telling of Sleeping Beauty…that’s about her daughter!  That actually made it different.
  5. The School For Good & Evil by Soman Chainani.  This is more of a general fairy-tale re-telling, and I think if you loved Shrek, you’ll probably like this book.  It’s not funny the way Shrek is, but there is something about this book that makes me think of Shrek.
  6. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge.  It’s a Beauty And The Beast re-telling, and I love Beauty And The Beast.  It’s an awesome movie, and this re-telling of it was really cool.
  7. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu.  It’s inspired by the Snow Queen, and there’s something about the book that is magical and enchanting.

The Ones I Want To Read:

  1. A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas.  I really want to read this Sleeping Beauty re-telling!  It does seem like people weren’t enthused with it, but it does seem like it’s something I’d like.
  2. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge.  I really liked Cruel Beauty, and I can’t wait to read this Little Red Riding Hood re-telling.
  3. Winter by Marissa Meyer.  I am so excited about Winter that I had to mention it separately.  I’m so excited that I’ve already pre-ordered it.
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