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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Beauty by Nancy Ohlin. This is a unique and really interesting take on Snow White, and I liked it.
- Princess Of Thorns by Stacey Jay. I liked this re-telling of Sleeping Beauty…that’s about her daughter! That actually made it different.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge. I really liked Cruel Beauty, and I can’t wait to read this Little Red Riding Hood re-telling.
- 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.