Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

TTT Top Ten Tuesday is a meme brought to us by the wonderful bloggers from The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a lot of fun! I absolutely love fairytales and I (so far) love all the retellings that I’ve read! I love that the trend of fairytale retellings is increasing! I hope that there’s more of it in the future. I just love the twists that authors come up with, where you can still see the resemblance to a well-known fairytale but still introduced to a whole new world!

Five Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read

I actually haven’t read too many, so the entirety of this is filled with The Lunar Chronicles.


1. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas – Cinderella retelling, a real kick butt Cinderella haha. Cinderella is my favorite fairytale and Throne of Glass is my favorite series!

2. A Court of Thorns & Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas – SJM does it again with a retelling of Beauty & the Beast! Seriously, pick this up!

3. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer – If the title wasn’t obvious, Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella but with a twist … she’s a cyborg!

4. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer – Scarlet is the Little Red Riding Hood with the big bad wolf. It wasn’t my favorite in the series but it was still amazing!

5. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer – Rapunzel is a close second favorite fairytale and this book was magnificent!

Five Fairytale Retellings I Want to Read

6. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer – I can’t even begin to stress how much I need this book right now!

7. Beastly by Alex Finn – Beauty & the Beast retelling that I heard about after the movie came out. I still haven’t gotten to it after all these years haha

8. Of Beast & Beauty by Stacey Jay – Beauty & the Beast strikes again! It’s on my bookshelf but I don’t really know what it’s all about.

9. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – Another Beauty & the Beast … I wonder why that one is particularly popular?

10. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor – this one has been on my shelf for a while and it’s a retelling of Alice in Wonderland!

What fairytale retellings have you read or want to read? Have you read any of these? Have any fairytale retelling recommendations? I’d love to read more of them! Post your TTT link below, too!



42 thoughts on “Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

  1. I really enjoyed Cruel Beauty. It’s been awhile since I read it so I’ve forgotten a lot of the specifics, but I do remember that it was hard for me to put down! Have you heard of the Splintered series by A.G. Howard? It is a twist on Alice in Wonderland where the main character is a skater girl. I thought her personality was quite different from the typical heroine in YA novels, but it really worked perfectly with the author’s (dark) take on Wonderland.

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  2. I also want to read Of Beast and Beauty but that’s because I loved Stacey Jay’s other book Princess of Thorns. Which is a fairy tale retelling if Sleeping Beauty..well not so much as a retelling but a jumping off point of the story of Sleeping Beauty’s daughter’s adventure.

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  3. I just reserved The Looking Glass Wars after someone mentioned it in their post!! 😀 I’M SO EXCITED. I’m a bit of an Alice in Wonderland nut. 😉 Awk, but I loved Cruel Beauty but wasn’t much of a fan of Beastly. *cringes* I didn’t even realise it was a movie until now. Marissa Meyer is INSANELY AMAZING. I can’t wait for Winter!!
    Here’s my TTT!

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  4. The Looking Glass Wars is sooo good! I love Alice in Wonderland to begin with, but that series really puts a spin on the traditional story. It is a series, but I’ve only ever read the first book and it’s not like I feel like I HAVE to read the rest. Anyways, great list! 🙂

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  5. No way, Throne of Glass is a Cinderella re-telling?! I had NO idea!!! But I agree that the Throne of Glass series and ACOTAR are so far, my favourite re-tellings. I haven’t read the Lunar Chronicles series but I definitely want to, badly. And Cruel Beauty is one that has been on my TBR for too long! xoxo

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    • Yeah! It’s hard to see the similarities between Cinderella and ToG but SJM said that it stemmed from an idea with Cinderella and just grew to have it’s own story. Yessss you need to get to Lunar Chronicles, hopefully when Winter comes out ,you can binge read haha!

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  6. Wait “WHAT” Throne of glass is a fairytale retellling I didn’t even know that.ACOTAR,Crimson bound, Cinder and the wrath and the dawn are my favorite re-tellings.I think you should definitely check out The wrath and the dawn by Renee Adiah. 😀


  7. The Lunar Chronicles series is absolutely amazing, right? Marissa is so creative in how she incorporates those little elements of the classic tales we all know and love into a story of her own. The wait for Winter is going to be terrible! And definitely pick up Cruel Beauty – it’s amazing as well! Thanks for sharing and great choices! ❤

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