Tuesday, August 4, 2015

10 Fairytale Retellings I've Read

Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I love fairytales.  And I love fairytale retellings.  So this particular list was right up my alley.  Fairytales are whimsical, magical, and endearing.  They can be twisted and molded into something new while maintaining the heart of the story.  And despite some critics that harp against the anti-feminist messages in most classical fairytales (which is an argument that makes no sense to me considering the time period when most of them were written - context, people...context), I love them for the hope and happy endings (unless you're reading the original Grimm.)

Here are a few of my recent favorites:

What's on your list? 

1) Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
The Frog Prince

2) Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Twelve Dancing Princesses

3) Splintered by A.G. Howard
Alice in Wonderland

4) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinderella

5) The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Red Riding Hood

6) East by Edith Pattou
East of the Sun, West of the Moon

7) The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Alice in Wonderland

8) A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Grimm's Fairytales

9) Entwined by Heater Dixon
Twelve Dancing Princesses

10) The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
The Frog Prince

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