Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recommendations for People Who Love Fairy Tales



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

The Broke and Bookish are back this week! The topic for this week is: Ten book recommendations for ______________. Okay, so I'm gonna admit that I struggled a bit coming up with something for this. When something is so open-ended like that, there's so many options and I kinda freeze with indecision. Apparently I do better with structured topics, lol. But finally I decided to go with Recommendations for People Who Love Fairy Tales. Who doesn't love a good fairy tale? Some of these are well-known, others not so much. Some are based on well-known fairy tales, a couple are a bit more obscure. (And okay, a couple are Edgar Allan Poe retellings, which are definitely not fairy tales, but they are so stellar, I thought I'd include them, too.)


(Melanie Dickerson is a master at fairy tale retellings! I'm featuring two of my favorites from her, but she has, I believe, ten out now and more on the way. The Merchant's Daughter is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, while The Golden Braid is a retelling of Rapunzel.)


by
Melanie Dickerson


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Melanie Dickerson


(I couldn't make this list and not mention the Lunar Chronicles. These are SO good and SO unique!)

by
Marissa Meyer


(I've never been a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland, but I've found that I LOVE retellings! The whole Splintered Series is amazing! A.G. Howard never disappoints!)

by
A.G. Howard


(Princess of the Midnight Ball was a charming retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The sequel, Princess of Glass, a Cinderella retelling, is just as good as the first!)


Princess of the Midnight Ball
by
Jessica Day George


(These next two are retellings of EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON which is a Norwegian fairy tale. I absolutely love this tale and wish there were more retellings for it.)

by
Jessica Day George

by
Sarah Beth Durst


(The Ice Child is a unique and meaningful novelette that I really enjoyed. If you're looking for a quick read, this would be perfect.)

by
Evangeline Denmark


(I'm reluctant to admit this because I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I've never been a fan of The Wizard of Oz. So, when I heard about WICKED, which is the 'untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West', I was hesitant to try it. But oh my goodness, I loved getting the "real" story behind the misunderstood character. I know this book is not for everyone, but it's one of my all-time faves.)

by
Gregory Maguire


(I was super excited when I first heard about DOROTHY MUST DIE. Dorothy is the bad guy in this series and I completely love that! I've only read the prequel NO PLACE LIKE OZ and the first two books, but enjoyed them all.)

by
Danielle Paige


(I'm a big fan of Poe and these retellings by Bethany Griffin are fantastic!)

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Bethany Griffin

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Bethany Griffin


(If you're interested in a more mature read, Indexing by Seanan McGuire gives an interesting and unique take on fairy tales. Just a word of warning though, this book does contain strong language.)

by
Seanan McGuire


What's your favorite fairy tale? Do you have a favorite retelling?

12 comments:

  1. Lunar Chronicles and Splintered are the best thing that happened to retellings :D Happy TTT!

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    1. They're SO good, some of the best in recent years. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Love these covers! Awesome selection. There are a few I want to put on my list!

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    1. Thank you for coming by! Happy reading! :)

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  3. I loved Wicked...I didn't read the rest of the series, but I've read some of his books based on other fairy tales and they're good, especially the Snow White-based one!

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    1. I didn't enjoy the rest of the series quite as much as Wicked. I haven't read Gregory Maguire's Snow White story yet, but I did like Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. The only one I’ve read on this list is Cinder. I do want to read a Seanan McGuire book, though.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Seanan's one of my favorite authors. I hope you like it! Happy reading! :)

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  5. I love Melanie Dickerson's retellings!

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    1. She has some of the best retellings! Thanks for coming by! :)

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  6. The Lunar Chronicles is obviously amazing! I really want to read Splintered and Masque of the Red Death. They both sound really great. Nice post :D

    Rekha @ Million Book Mill

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    1. Splintered and Masque of the Red Death were SO good! I highly recommend those two! Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend! :)

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