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Top Ten Tuesday: Enchanting Fairy Tales Retold

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish to foster community among book bloggers. There is usually an official theme, and sometimes I go with it sometimes I don’t. Today is one of the times where I’m like Stevie Nicks and I go my own way!!! :p

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am a massive fan of fairy tales. Thus, I’m a massive fan of fairy tales retold. I love when authors take a well-known fairy tale, mix in their own creativity, to come out with a completely unique and new story to enjoy. Over the years, I’ve read some that I wasn’t impressed with, and then I’ve also read those that totally enchanted me.

Today’s Top Ten list is broken up into two parts. The first is Fairy Tale re-tellings I’ve already read (and enjoyed), while the second half is some titles I’ve heard are fabulous but haven’t had a chance to read yet.

Already Read:

The Goose Girl by Shannon HaleThe Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineElla Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Cinder by Marissa MeyerCinder by Marissa Meyer

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson HaddixJust Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day GeorgePrincess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Want to Read:

Liesl and Po by Lauren OliverLiesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet MarillierWildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (I’m currently reading this one.)

Golden by Cameron DokeyGolden: A Retelling of Rapunzel by Cameron Dokey

Entwined by Heather DixonEntwined by Heather Dixon

Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Berry and Ridley PearsonPeter and the Star Catchers by Dave Berry

Are you a fan of retold fairy tales? Can you recommend any I missed? I’d love some recommendations for future reading. :)

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Enchanting Fairy Tales Retold

  1. Haha I love that you went your own way! YOU IZ REBEL.

    I love fairy tales too- I have added Goose Girl straight into my Amazon basket! It was on my wish list but I thought I deserved a little fairy tale magic in my life right now!

    I want to read Leisl and Po too- I heard that the same guy who does the US Harry Potter audio books does the audiobook for this one too- good stuff! I enjoy his sombre tones :-P x

  2. I love this topic!! I’m also a HUGE fan of retellings and fairy tale-type books in general. I’m reading Shadows on the Moon right now, which is a Japanese Cinderella fantasy and it’s sooooooo good so far. I loved Cinder too! Honestly, most of these are on my TBR and I haven’t read them YET. =)

  3. I’m just starting to get into fairy tale retellings, so I love this post. I really enjoyed Cinder, and Liesl & Po is lovely. Looking forward to your review of Wildwood Dancing. The cover is so pretty. Have you read any of Alex Flinn’s books?

  4. I haven’t read any of these…I’ll be honest, I’m not big on fairytale re-tellings or re-tellings of anything really. I think I just struggle with the fact that I already know how the story generally ends. I will say, I really, really want to read Cinder!

  5. I’ve read quite few of these and loved them all – the ones I haven’t read I really need to read soon :)

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