Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday
Top Ten Books for People Who Like Entwined

I love fairy tales.  It doesn't really have anything to do with the prince and princesses...well maybe that's not entirely true.  I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic and the idea of a white knight saving a damsel in distress is fun to revisit from time to time.  But what I really love about fairy tales is the whole premise of good vs. evil.  Right vs. wrong.  Overcoming obstacles and persevering.  Learning a lesson and growing along the way.  There's always a struggle, and more often then not, a happy ending.  And there's some kind of hope in that.

As much as I love the classic tales, I really enjoy the new, reimagined stories that have flooded the teen lit market. "Rebooted" fairy tales.  So if you liked Entwined by Heather Dixon, a "reboot" of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, here are a few more takes on classic fairy tales that you might enjoy.

1) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinderella meets A.I.

2) Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
When one retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses just isn't enough.

3) Beastly by Alex Flinn
So much better then the movie.

4) East by Edith Pattou
My first retelling : East of the Sun and West of the Moon

5) Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
Hey there Little Red Riding Hood

6)A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Hansel and Gretel, and beyond.

7) A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth Bunce 
And his name was Rumplestiltskin

8) The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
Forget the prince, meet the frog princess

9) Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
If Cinderella were an assassin.

10) Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Pity the wolf, fear the sisters


  1. I love your list! Have you read Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier? It's a re-telling of the 12 Dancing Princesses and the Frog Princess. I loved Cinder!

    1. Thanks for reading! Wildwood Dancing has been on my to-read list forever! I'll have to move it to the top!


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