Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held
over atBroke and Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten
Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read (fairytales I want to be retold or
fairytales I love). I haven’t read that many fairytale retellings, so here’s
what I could come up with.
Retellings I’ve read
1)The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I love this series so much, I have read all the books that are out so
far and I can’t wait for Winter to come out. These retellings of some of the classic
fairytales like Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White, have an
amazing writing style, interesting characters, the world is really unique and
complex, and I can’t get enough of them!
2)A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This is one of my favorite books I have read so far in 2015, the mix
between the Beauty and the Beast retelling and other folktales elements make
this a very fascinating story. As always I love Sarah j. Maas’s writing, her
characters are incredible, and the world is captivating. I can’t wait to know
more about the characters, especially, Lucian and Rhys.
3)The Princess Problem by Diane Darcy
This book is not that well known, but I really enjoyed it. It’s kind of
a Princess and the Pea retelling, and it has really great characters and a lot
of romance, which I love, and it made this book such a pleasure to read.
Retellings I’m currently reading
4)The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This book was so hyped that I couldn't resist and I started to read it a
while back, I stop reading half way through and I still need to finish it. I
don’t know how I feel about it yet, I know I have some issues with it, but it’s
not completely bad. I will try to finish it sometime soon.
Fairytales Retellings I want to Read
5)The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I have never read a Holly Black book, I did read the story she wrote for
My True Love Gave to Me and I didn’t like it that much, but I’m still intrigued
and I want to read something by her. This book sounds really dark and
interesting, and I think it would be a perfect book to try and fall in love
with Holly Black’s writing and stories.
6)Splintered by A.G. Howard
I have seen this cover for so long, and even if it intrigued me, I
didn’t even know what this story was about until I had to write this post and I
looked it up. It’s kind of an Alice’s adventures in Wonderland
retelling/continuation, and it sounds like it has the same crazy style that the
7)Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
This book has an interesting concept, it’s a Peter Pan retelling, but
from Tiger Lily’s point of view. It sounds like an interesting twist to the
story. We get to see more of Nederland, is it great?!
8)Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
I love when fairytale retellings go all dark and twisted, that always
makes the story so much fascinating to me. I love how Red Riding Hood is always called
Scarlet in retellings.
9)The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
I have never read a Neil Gaiman’s book, but I have heard great things
about his writing. This book is a mix between a Snow White and a Sleeping
Beauty retelling, and there’s dark magic in it. What more can I say? It sounds
brilliant and it’s really short, so I think it would be a quick entertaining
10)The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
This book has
a really interesting concept, because fairytales are case files of magical
mischief and the Brothers Grimm were detectives and now their descendants have
to be fairytale detectives as well. It’s just a really unique and cool idea.
Can’t wait to read this one! Have you read any of this books? Did you like them? Did you participate in TTT this week? Tell me in the comments, I would love to check out your post!