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!