Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are talking about our Ten Fairytale Retellings We’ve read or Want to Read. I was not going to participate in this topic because I don’t read a lot of fairytale retellings, being such a contemporary fan myself. But there are actually several I have my eye on!
Here are Ten Fairytale Retellings I Want to Read:
by Marissa Meyer
– On sale November 10, the fourth and final book of the Lunar Chronicles
series is a Snow White
The Shadow Queen
by C.J. Redwine
– This Snow White
retelling is due out in February of next year and it sounds dark and exciting. The huntsman is a dragon shifter.
The Forbidden Wish
by Jessica Khoury
– On sale February 23, this Arabian Nights
retelling features a girl Jinni named Zahra who is torn between wanting her freedom and her love for Aladdin.
A Thousand Nights
by E.K. Johnston
– On sale October 6, this is a loose retelling of the Arabian Nights
story. I still need to catch up on The Wrath and the Dawn
too, another Thousand and One Nights
by Naomi Novik
– Some say this is based on Beauty and the Beast
but the author says the protagonist is based on a character in a Polish fairy tale called “Agnieszka Skrawek Nieba.” Either way, this sounds great. I started listening to the audiobook and really like it so far.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas
– This New Adult book blends faeries with the Beauty and the Beast
story. I will get to this one this year!
by Rosamund Hodge
– The first book of the Cruel Beauty Universe blends Cupid & Psyche
with Beauty and the Beast
. I have the audio of this one and need to give it a listen.
The Isle of the Lost
by Melissa de la Cruz –
Did you watch Disney’s Descendants
this weekend? I have it saved on my DVR to watch with the teen. This story is about the children of the Disney Villains and is a prequel to Descendants
Let me know your favorite fairytale retellings!