Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, it was created because of their love of lists and all things bookish. There are different lists every week and you can check out the topics on their website, they post some of them beforehand.
This Tuesday the topic is Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read. You can also do fairytales you want to be retold or fairytales you love. I’m going to go with retellings I have and haven’t read.
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Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This is a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights and the best I’ve read thus far. Just no words to describe its originality right now. No words.
- Splintered by A.G. Howard
A whimsical spin of Alice in Wonderland, more like what happened after Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. Review here.
- The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester
The Cinderella Moment is a contemporary take on Cinderella. No magic but set in the magical Paris with fashion and a “Prince Charming”. Review here.
FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS I HAVEN’T READ
- Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
A historical romance spin of Beauty and the Beast. Haven’t read it but it contains a lot of sexual content so I wouldn’t recommend it to younger teenagers (unless you’re like 17 and fine with it like I am).
- Briar Rose by Jana Oliver
A reimagining of Sleeping Beauty. To be honest I have this book but am not too keen on reading it since I DNFed her Demon Trapper series. But I’m always willing to give an author another shot, so let me know if you’ve read this.
- The Rapunzel Dilemma by Jennifer Kloester
Companion to Jennifer Kloester’s The Cinderella Moment.
- A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
A dystopian take on Sleeping Beauty about a 16-year-old girl who’s been in a slumber for 62 years and when she’s awoken by a kiss, the world is no longer as she knew it.
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles is actually one of the most famous retellings series and I haven’t read it. I know, where have I been, right?
- Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Book 1 in the Westfalin Trilogy this novel spins the tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
- Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis
This is based on Sleeping Beauty and it says on Goodreads:
Jade was only a little girl when the earthquake struck. Before her eyes, half of New York City disappeared, replaced by a village that seemed torn out of a storybook. Horses and carriages. Cobblestone streets. A towering castle. And, above all, a queen with the magical ability to strip emotions away.
Storybrook. Once Upon a Time. Anyone?
And it’s a wrap! I really enjoyed this one and I hope you do too. Now that I look at it, I really must read more retellings, I’ve been seriously lagging behind on that parade. So have you read any of those books? If you’ve done your own TTT, share it with me. What fairytale retellings do you recommend I give a shot? Let me know in the comments. Hugs! ❤