4 August 2015

Top 10 Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week's Top 10 theme is, "Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want to Read" :)

I'm aware of how many of these aren't explicitly fairytale retellings, as my picks focus on retellings of stories in general instead :) There are a lot of fairytale retellings I haven't yet read either that I've heard are amazing!

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but with faeries, this book was absolutely wonderful and nothing like I expected. If you haven't already, you should add this to your TBR immediately!!

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyers (and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles)
EVERYBODY has read this take on Cinderella and I've just taken my sweet time. I NEED TO READ THIS. I've heard nothing but good things, and that it'll blow me away, but I still haven't picked it up :(

3. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Now, I actually have this retelling of the Wizard of Oz, waiting on my shelf to be read. It's sitting there so patiently... I am excited for it, but it never makes my top choice when I'm figuring out what book to read next

4. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
This is a twist on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, and it sounds downright intriguing and creepy!

5. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalters
While seeming like a retelling, this is VERY loosely based on the original tale once you actually read it. Alice in Wonderland is my favourite story EVER and I hated this adaptation of it :( I was expecting the first to be completely badass, like American McGee's Alice. I have the second and third books to read on my shelf, but I probably won't get to them anytime soon

6. Splintered by A.G. Howard
Another retelling of Alice in Wonderland, I REALLY hope this one is better than Alice in Zombieland!

7. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Another retelling of Beauty and the Beast that sounds wonderful

8. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
While I haven't read the book that inspired this story, A Thousand and One Nights, I am so incredibly eager to get my hands on this beauty! Also, have you SEEN THE COVER?

9. Fairytales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version. Edited by Philip Pullman
This is pretty self explanatory. I've never read the original Grimm Brothers stories, and now there is a shiny new edition available, I'm going to have to give this one a shot.

10. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
A take on the tale of Peter Pan, I have heard MANY amazing things about this!


  1. Ooh this makes me want to put so many books on my TBR list! Ive been running out of books, actually, so I didn't know what to read next! But this post sure has helped! :D Could u care check out my blogpost too? (You can find it in my bio if you check out my instagram @mjfanciesbooks)

  2. First, I love your blog! <3 Second, I haven't read either ACOTAR or Cinder and I really want to! Luckily I have ACOTAR waiting in my shelf... Cruel Beauty and new edition of Grimm's fairytales sounds interesting too!

    <3: Katri (also @bookishteaparty at Instagram)

    1. Ahhh thankyou!!! I really want to read Cinder, and I recently read/reviewed ACOTAR and LOVED IT!

  3. So many of these books made my list too. I really want to read Tiger Lily, since I've only heard great things.


  4. This is a great list! I'm sorry to hear Alice in Zombieland wasn't very good. I was beginning to think it should be on my wish list. I'll have to explore that one a little further, I think. I am curious about Splintered as well. Hopefully you will like it better.

    I haven't yet read the Lunar Chronicles, including Cinder. I want to. But I haven't yet either. The Wrath and the Dawn is another one I really want to read. I didn't include it on my list, but, then, it was already too long. :-)

    1. Some people enjoyed it but it just wasn't my cup of tea :)
      THANK GOD I'm not the only one hahaha, I feel like everybody has read the Lunar Chronicles except me!

  5. I wasn't a fan of Dorothy Must Die. Nothing happens for about 80% of the book. The blurb only takes place in the last 50 pages or so. While the imagination is vivid, i hated the main character, who in the opening chapters, punches a pregnant "mean girl". sigh.

    1. Ohh no, that is disappointing to hear :(
      UM WOW at the opening chapter. That sounds disgusting! I heard good things from a friend of mine so I might still give it a shot, but wow. That's horrid.

  6. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Dorothy Must Die. I just recently got to Cinder myself, and wasn't hugely impressed, but I'm told book two is better, so I'm going to go on. Great list!
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