Ten Fairy Tale Retellings I've Read/ Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a really fun one (in fact I’ve been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks now) Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings I’ve Read/Want to read. Retellings are incredibly trendy right now, and I have to say that I’ve caught the bug too. I’m going to split this up between retellings I’ve already read, and those I’d like to read.

Top Fairy-tale Retellings I’ve Read

1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’m going to include all three books that are currently out in this one. I love the fresh spin that Meyer gives to the characters and their stories.

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

a-court-of-thorns-and-rosesThis is one that I read last month and I adored it. I hope to do a discussion about it on my Booktube channel this month!

Top Retellings I Want to Read

1. Winter by Marissa Meyer


This is coming out later this year and I can’t wait to see what the adventures are like in the next Lunar Chronicles book.

2. Splintered by A.G. Howard

51L9OpRzjIL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I love Alice in Wonderland and have seen this retelling all over book blogs. Some day I will have time to read this one, someday.

3. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

TheWrathAndTheDawnCoverA Thousand and One Nights retold— this book has gotten rave reviews all over booktube and I need to read it this fall!

4. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

6357708Another Little Red Riding Hood retelling, but this one looks fun and unique!

5. Between the Lines and Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Between-the-Lines-400These books look so cute and while I’m not a fan of Picoult’s other books, her YA looks fun and a bit more light-hearted.

6. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

61wyY+eg0oL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I’ve read very little Holly Black (I know, shame on me!) but this book looks fantastic!

I guess I’m not as well-read in fairy tale retellings as I thought I was! Can you recommend some good ones to me?

21 thoughts on “Ten Fairy Tale Retellings I've Read/ Want to Read

  1. alextheshadowgirl says:

    These are some good books. I really liked The Darkest part of the forest so read that soon. Also I did a post about my top 10 fairy tale retellings. So you can probably check them out.
    P.S – I am waiting for Winter by Marissa Meyer too.

    • Amanda Marie says:

      I’m Amanda’s Nose in a Book on Youtube. Actually both of them are me, but one is super old with crappy quality videos (Amanda Marie– gotta delete that bad boy). The other is the new one.

  2. kbo0799 says:

    I love your list!
    Tiger Lily is a Peter Pan retelling. Although the focus isn’t entirely on Peter, it is mostly on Tiger Lily (Hence the title…lol) This is the darker side of retellings, not exactly how I pictured a Peter Pan book, but still delightful.

    I haven’t seen this around a lot, but Shadows on the Moon by: Zoe Marriot is a great retelling. It was the first retelling I ever read. It is a Cinderella retelling set in a fictional land that sounds a lot like Japan. One of those books that will stick with you afterwards. 🙂

  3. lipsyy says:

    Seriously, Winter needs to hurry up, LOL! I definitely recommend The Darkest Part… so good. And I didn’t know The Wrath and the Dawn was a 1001 Nights retelling. Want!!!

  4. bookgeeking says:

    The darkest part of the forest is great 🙂 took me a little to get into but pretty sure I rated 5 stars, it is brill. I love fairytale retellings, I read The Ugly Stepsister recently by Aya Ling and it was very different, really enjoyable though.

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