Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.
Today’s topic is: ‘Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read’ (or you could do fairytales I want to be retold or fairytales I love)
I’m not going to be including only fairytales. I’m including any well-known stories that have been reimagined and retold.
1. The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renée Ahdieh
This book is amazing. It’s a reimagining of an Arabian Nights’ tale, and it’s done beautifully, scrumptiously. Here’s my full review.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns & Roses) by Sarah J. Maas
A reimagined Beauty & the Beast. Often, the ‘beast’ from B&B retellings is portrayed as abusive and/or controlling – hence, called the Beast. But this one offers a refreshing reprieve from that trope, and our beast is quite un-beastlike, which I enjoyed. Click here for my full review.
3. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
This entire series is wonderful for people who enjoy fairytale retellings, but Cress was my favorite in the series, Scarlet being a close second. Full review right here.
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan
I feel this is sort of cheating, but Greek mythology HAS kind of been reimagined in this series. Oops.
Want to read:
5. Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard
Reimagining of Alice in Wonderland.
6. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Reimagining of The Wizard of Oz.
7. Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty #1) by Rosamund Hodge
Reimagining of the Beauty & the Beast.
8. The Child Thief by Brom
Reimagining of Peter Pan. I really, really want to read this one because I’m pretty sure Peter Pan is portrayed as a villain/morally ambiguous character.
Okay, that’s all I could come up with for this week’s topic. Although I love reading retellings, I haven’t actually read many at all, nor do I know of many. If you have any recommendations, feel free to leave them down in the comments below. Happy reading, everyone! 🙂