Monday, August 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
To take part, just pick your top ten, and add the link here.
 This is a list of the retellings that I have read. There's about a half and half of YA and New Adult books. (Click on the book covers to go to the Goodread page)

Young Adult Books

This one was marked as a Sleeping Beauty retelling, but it;s more about her kids, but the Daughter's name is Aurora, and her mother was just called "Beauty".

Beauty and the Beast retelling, and seems to be the most popular tale to retell. I've seen a few but this is my favorite version.

My most recent one, and another Beauty and the Beast tale. It was... interesting. The verdict is still out on if I actually liked it or not.

Most of us will know what this is about. For those that dont, it's a Cinderella retelling, with Cyborgs, and Moon people. (To keep things as vague as possible)

Continuation of Cinder, but adding characters that make up a Red Riding Hood retelling. Scarlet is searching for her Grandmother who has been kidnapped.

The covers, kind of giveaway who the story is adding. This adds a character to the story that makes up a Rapunzel story. Cress is a hacker that lives in a space station between the Moon and Earth. 

New Adult books

An Alice in Wonderland retelling. There's a level of corniness that comes with this book and the others in this series that all focus on different "bad boys" from fairy tales.

Snippet from synopsis:
"The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. "

Another Beauty and the Beast tale, but not how you'd think. 
Snippet from the synopsis:
"A not so classic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, as seen through the eyes of the villain..." 

A very interesting and different take on Red Riding-hood. 

Snippet from Synopsis:
"Ewan of the Blackfoot Clan is a wolf with a problem. He’s been sent to kill the Heartsong, but the moment he lays eyes on the blonde beauty he knows he’ll defy the evil fae he works for to claim Violet as his own."

There are many more books in this series, but I have yet to get around to reading them. I really want to. But there just are other books that I am more interested in reading.


  1. This was such a fun post idea this week. I love retellings and you picked some good ones. Drop by my blog and sign up for my give-away. It relates to today's meme.

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  2. Princess of Thorns is at the top of my recommendations when it comes to fairy tale retellings. I love Niklass!

    1. Same here. He was great. I actually kind of wanted more of that world and characters. I think there's potential for more, but at the same time, it was wrapped up nicely.

  3. I've never heard of these Marie Hall books, but they seem unintentionally hilarious... :)

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    1. There is humor in them. I read them a couple years ago. If I re-read them, I'd probably feel the same way you do about them. I remember them being entertaining reads.

  4. I'm going to have to break down and read Cinder one of these days soonish! My TTT list

    1. I held off too, but it's really good. But since you waited, to start the series, that means you wont have to deal with the waiting for the final book, Winter, which comes out kind of soonish. :)