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I love fairy tales. I even love them once they have been revamped and reworked into new stories! The last few years have been good to fairy tale retellings from books to movies (I’m talking about you Maleficent) and I am quite excited what authors are going to come up next!
Fairy Tales I’ve Read
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – I want to talk about this series as a whole because I love how each book is a retelling of a different fairy tale. I love that each story is unique with a dystopia/sci-fi flare (plus, it has diverse characters). Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White
- Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – Because it is just different. Weird but different! Fairy Tale: Beauty and the Beast
- Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – Told in Tinkerbelle’s POV, it is fresh, unique and very touching. Fairy Tale: Peter Pan
Fairy Tales I’m Currently Reading
- Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis – I read the first few chapters already but since I have been busy, this has been put on hold for a little while. Fairy Tale: Snow White
- Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge: Different and weird. I am almost done and I still don’t know what to say! It is a violent (really) book, though. Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood
Fairy Tales I Want to Read
- Thorn by Intisar Khanani – I have been putting off reading this book for a while now. However, I am panning to read the book this month and I hope that I won’t get distracted. Fairy Tale: Goose Girl
- A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas – I got this in audio and I can’t wait to read it! I also heard a lot of great things about this book so I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope to not be disappointed! Fairy Tale: Beauty and the Beast
- Mechanica by Betsey Cornwell – I read a few reviews that this is NOT like Cinder at all. Regardless, I will still read it. Fairy Tale: Cinderella
- Never Never by Brianna Shrum – This is the story of Captain James Hook. Now, I love reading about backstory type of books and I really want to know more about the good Captain. Fairy Tale: Peter Pan
- Winter by Marissa Meyer – I read the first chapter of this book and it was am-may-zing! I just can’t wait for this to be out! Knowing the author and reading her other books, I know this will not disappoint! Fairy Tale: Snow White
Do you have any favorite re-tellings?
I love fairytale retellings! Two of my favorites are completely unrelated to one another but both written by Stacey Jay, Of Beast and Beauty & Princess of Thorns. I'm also reading Stray by Elissa Sussman which isn't a specific retelling but is so cool and sooooo good, I'm not done but I already looked to preorder the next book (which sadly is not up yet).
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I have heard about Stacey Jay but I haven’t read her books yet. This might be something that I can add to my TBR pile 🙂