Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top 10 Fairytale Retellings

(Top Ten Tuesday brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish)

Time for another Top 10 Tuesday and I absolutely LOVE this week's topic!!! I'm going to divide this into two sections: 1-6 are my favorite retellings and 7-10 are retellings I want to read. Enjoy!

My Favorite Retellings
 1. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Duh this is my number 1 :) I am only completely in love with the whole series and it is probably one of my favorite retellings ever! Retelling Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel so far (With Snow White coming in November ;) )

2. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Another sci-fi retelling of Snow White that keeps pretty close to the original Snow White (as opposed to the Disney-fied version). Really enjoyed it and it is one of my favorite retellings :) I absolutely love Essie and Dane!

3. The School for Good and Evil (#1) by Soman Chainani
Another great retelling with a twist. Kids are kidnapped brought to a school for training the princes/princesses and villains of popular stories. Absolutely love this series :)

4. The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines
A retelling geared toward adults that is a cross between some popular princesses (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White) with Charlie's Angels. Now, it's the princesses turn to save the prince from Cinderella's horrid stepsisters. These princesses kick some major booty!

5. Grim edited by Christine Johnson
This is a collection of short story retellings by a bunch of popular YA authors like Julie Kagawa and Claudia Grey. All stories are inspired by different Grimm fairy tales (and I highly recommend reading the originals to compare to the retellings). I really enjoyed reading the multitude of different stories. Some took a fantasy spin, some took a sci-fi spin, and some just took the original story in more detail. There was something for everyone :)

6. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
A great retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I really enjoyed the relationship between Nyx and Ignifex from beginning to end. It also had a lot of the elements from the Disney version in it :) And this was actually an ending that was, as I described, "cute as a baby bunny" :)

Retellings I Want To Read
7. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A retelling of Beauty and the Beast with some Faerie lore mixed in. A retelling of my favorite fairytale, by one of my favorite authors? YES PLEASE!

8. Splintered by A.G. Howard
This has been on my TBR list for a while and I'm still super excited for this Alice in Wonderland retelling :) Good thing I have both this book and it's sequel.

9. Beastly by Alex Flinn
I've heard so many good things about this book! It's a retelling of my favorite fairytale that I'm even surprised at myself for not reading this yet. I'm going to have to get on this....

10. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
Again... another Beauty and the Beast retelling :) I've seen this on a number of WoW's and am so excited to dive into this!!

So tell us.... what are your favorite retellings?? :)


  1. I didnt care for the school for good and evil, but I daughter really enjoyed it. Love the list!
    My ttt

  2. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses and Splintered. Cinder was okay, enough that I'll read on in the series. Great list!
    Check out my Top 10

    1. I can't wait to read them >.< and glad to hear you agree!

  3. If you like her other books, I bet you'll love A Court of Thorns and Roses as well. That book blew me away. I loved Cinder as well! I can't say I liked Cruel Beauty, though. But that may have been the narrator's fault. I listened to the audiobook, and everything was really melodramatic. That kind of killed the story for me. But I'm glad if it worked for you!

    1. Court of Thorns and Roses may just have to be my next book to read once I'm back from vacation. I'll be putting it to a vote with some other books I've heard many good things about on Thursday so please come back and vote!

      Cruel Beauty started out rough with me. It is very melodramatic but about half way through I just start to love it :) and the ending is just impossibly cute ^.^ But I can definitely see where it will turn people off.

      Thank you for visiting!!!



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