August 4, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday | Fairytale Retellings

This is a weekly list meme hosted by the wonderful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish. 

Who does not want to be a princess, a hero, or both? 

If you said you don't then you are obviously in denial. 

But, since not many countries operate on a monarchy anymore, finding a prince to marry is a lot harder than it used to be. So, I have to settle by living the princess lifestyle vicariously through the wonderful world of fairytale retellings. It helps that there are so many amazing ones to choose from. 

Retellings are contorted versions of the fairytales that we all know and love, including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, and many more. 

And, since I am such a rebel, I am also including retellings of other classic stories.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Beauty and the Beast

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
The Splintered series by A. G. Howard
Alice in Wonderland

Splintered (Splintered, #1)

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Alice in Wonderland

The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted

Kill Me Softly
All of the fairytales

Kill Me Softly (Beau Rivage, #1)

Ones I still have to read...

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Beauty and the Beast

Cruel Beauty

Scarlet by A. C. Gaugen
Robin Hood

Scarlet (Scarlet, #1)

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Peter Pan

Tiger Lily

What are your favorite retellings? Which fairytales do you want to see more retellings of? Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Do you have any more recommendations for me? I would love to hear them!

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