Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read

4 Aug

I absolutely love fairtale retellings and fractured fairytales.  They’re some of my favorite stories.  Below is a list of books I’ve read and there’s a bunch more on my TBR pile.  I’m going to try and write up 140-character or less (a la Twitter) descriptions of each book.  Find something that strikes your fancy!

book3A modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast – the most handsome guy in school is cursed for being a jerk and the girl who can help him.
book1Cyborg girl is a second class citizen, but also a gifted mechanic and must learn from her past to help Prince Kai save her world’s future.

book2A gift of obedience puts Ella in a scary predicament as she searches for the fairy to remove her curse, while falling in love with a prince.book8Sunday’s stories have a tendency to come true and when she befriends a frog and kisses him innocently good-bye her whole world changes.book9
A beautiful retelling of Cinderella that travels the globe and weaves through countries changing as the culture and landscape change.

book7
Ophelia believes in science and when she finds a boy locked away by the evil Snow Queen, all her beliefs are put to the test to save him.

book4A graphic novel version of her story, where Rapunzel takes matters into her own hands rather than waiting for a prince to climb her hair.

book5Rump’s whole life is a joke and as he discovers his gift of spinning straw to gold he falls further into a curse which he must escape.

book6Hansel & Gretel learn the truth behind their story as they venture through eight Grimm-inspiredto find their own destiny and happiness.

book10Prince Charming doesn’t have a clue how to wake Sleeping Beauty and when he finds out, he’ll try anything not to have to kiss her awake.


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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4 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read”

  1. Lost in a Great Book August 4, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    You have some wonderful bucks on this list – I had forgotten about Rapunzel’s revenge ! I love that there are a number of really great middle grade retellings here .

    • literacious August 4, 2015 at 9:08 am #

      You have some great books on your list too! I’ve got to add some to my reading list.

  2. Stephanie August 4, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

    Don’t forget The Rumpelstiltskin Problem! http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328869488l/1071257.jpg

    • literacious August 4, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

      I had a hard time choosing which retellings to include… There were a bunch of picture books I thought about adding!

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