This week is a FREEBIE topic. Yay! Because of a recent trip to the library and one to the movies, I have decided to do a TTT post on retellings/fractured fairy tales.
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1. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
The story of Wicked drew me into reading adult fairy tales/retellings like no other. I fell in love with Elphaba and felt shame at the way she had been treated. Of course I want to read the story of Cinderella’s misunderstood stepsister!
2. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, was forced to flee through the Pool of Tears after a bloody palace coup staged by the murderous Redd.
I am all about Alice–and who wouldn’t want to read this one! It is a series and I plan on getting the first one on my next visit to the library.
3. The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms #1) by Mercedes Lackey
My foray into the world of science fiction/fantasy reading is recent and spurred on by a friend. I received many recommendations and Mercedes Lackey was one of the most frequent recommendations for fantasy and her Five Hundred Kingdom series sounds like just the ticket.
4. The Storyteller’s Daughter: A Retelling of The Arabian Nights by Cameron Dokey
I saw Winter’s Child: A Retelling of The Snow Queen in Barnes and Noble a few months ago and thought I should check out the series. I picked The Storyteller’s Daughter because I love the story of The Arabian Nights and can’t wait to read a retelling!
5. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
A modern fairy tale using the song Scarborough Fair as a curse. Very interesting indeed!
6. Sweetly: Fairytale Retellings #2 by Jackson Pearce
I haven’t read Sisters Red, which I also want to read, but this one–a Hansel/Gretel retelling sounds too good to put off.
7. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
This is all over the book blog world right now. I have seen many reviews and can no longer put it off. I saw it at my library and almost grabbed it last week, but a young girl beat me too it. Soon!
8. Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
Julie’s mom, Zel, told stories about the fairy tale creatures “in the wild.” What happens when she discovers them for real? I can’t wait to read this one!
9. Wicked Lovely #1 by Melissa Marr
Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning 21 st century faery tale.
10. Cloaked by Alex Flinn
A curse. A frognapping. A “hot” princess. And a boy who just wants to repair shoes. Yep, definitely on my to be read list.
I could keep going forever with the list of fairy tales–modern, classic, and retellings. They are one of my favorite reads!
Leave me a comment with:
- A recommendation for a book I DON’T have listed,
- A link to a review for one of the books I have listed, and/or
- Your favorite retellings/modern tales.