Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I Want To Read

Posted August 4, 2015 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 2 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I Want To Read

I love fairytale retellings (but I’ve shockingly read very few of them!) I really want to do better so here are some of the books that are retellings I want to read:

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1. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

A retelling of Beauty and the Beast (one of my all-time favourite fairy tales); I have had Cruel Beauty sitting on my shelf for way too long.

2. The Glass Casket by Maureen Templeman

This book has been on my radar for a while but I go back and forth on reading it. It does look like an interesting spin on the Snow White story so I think I will need to get to it soon.

3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have it on good authority that this is a (loose) retelling of Cinderella which just makes me even more excited to read it. I recently read A Court of Thorns and Roses by the same author and now I’m hooked so this series is a must-read soon.

4. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

This book looks so incredible – I really can’t believe I have waited so long to read it. This one has more of a historical spin to it which just makes me want to read it all the more.

5. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

This looks like a really charming book. I really like this fairy tale story anyway (given that it encourages one to look past initial appearances) but this version really intrigues me.

6. A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

There are not many Rumpelstiltskin retellings out there so that immediately drew me to this book. The reviews are pretty positive too so it definitely has moved quite far up my TBR list.

7. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

I always approach retellings of The Little Mermaid with some trepidation (after all it is not the happiest of tales) but this book has definitely piqued my interest. It looks as twisted as the original but definitely worth reading.

8. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

A Sleeping Beauty retelling will always catch my interest. I love the Disney version but I also like the original, darker twist on the tale. This looks really great.

9. Entwined by Heather Dixon

The Twelve Dancing Princesses is such a classic fairy tale. I have already read a few versions (Juliet Marillier’s Wildwood Dancing and Princes of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George spring most immediately to mind) but I really like the look of this one.

10. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

I have been a little freaked out by Little Red Riding Hood ever since I saw The Company of Wolves many years ago. I rather like being scared though so this definitely hasn’t put me off reading Sisters Red. 😉

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2 responses to “Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I Want To Read

  1. JJ

    You have some interesting choices here, I’ve added some of them to my TBR. TOG is definitely a very loose Cinderella retelling but it is good, just takes a while to get into (at least that’s what I found).

    • Brin

      Thanks! I have heard that about Throne of Glass but just about everyone assures me that the series just gets better with every book so I think I will like it. 🙂

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