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Today’s topic is a freebie, so I decided to go with my top ten fairytale retellings, because I love a good retelling. 🙂
1. The Lunar Chronicles – by Marissa Meyer. If you aren’t familiar with the Lunar Chronicles, you need to check this series out now! There are four books – Cinder (Cinderella), Scarlet (Red Riding Hood), Cress (Rapunzel), and Winter (Snow White).
2. Wendy Darling – by Colleen Oakes. This is also a series – three books: Stars, Seas, and Shadow. And as implied by the title, it’s a retelling of Peter Pan from Wendy’s perspective.
3. Heartless – by Marissa Meyer. This is not a happily ever after tale. This is the story of how the Queen of Hearts became the queen of hearts. I could’nt put it down, and I loved all the nods to the original Alice in Wonderland story.
4. Queen of Hearts series – by Colleen Oakes. Another origin story about the Queen of Hearts, with three books: Queen of Hearts, Blood of Wonderland, and War of the Cards.
5. The Forbidden Wish – by Jessica Khoury. This is an Aladdin retelling with a twist – the genie is a girl.
6. A Whole New World – by Liz Braswell. Another Aladdin retelling. This is a Disney book, so it starts out just like the Disney movie, but then veers off into it’s own story. Loved it!
7. Princess at The Midnight Ball – by Jessica Day George. A retelling of Twelve Dancing Princesses.
8. Beauty – by Robin McKinley. This is one of my favorites and it’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
9. Cloaked – by Alex Flinn. A retelling of The Princess and the Frog.
10. Sweetly – by Jackson Pearce. A retelling of Hansel and Gretel.
I made a shelf with all these books on Goodreads and you can check it out here. Also, feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads. 🙂
What’s your favorite fairytale retelling? Let me know in the comments!