Top Ten Tuesday: Books for Readers Who Like Fairy Tale Retellings

Posted March 10, 2015 in Reading / 18 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s list is Ten Books for Readers Who Like X. I picked Fairy Tale Retellings!

The Rose Bride by Nancy HolderMidnight Pearls by Debbie ViguieSunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey
Beauty by Robin McKinleyThe Shadow of the Bear by Regina DomanThe Night Dance by Suzanne WeynSnow by Tracy Lynn
Cinder by Marissa MeyerSplintered by A G HowardSun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day Geroge

1. The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder

This one is easily one of my top fairy tale retellings. It is the story of The White Bride and the Black Bride. This isn’t just a fairy tale though because, even though it is just for a bit, Artemis is also in it! Yep, a fairy tale retelling with a Greek goddess.

2. Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie

This version of The Little Mermaid is quite a bit different than the Disney version. It is great.

3. Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey

This is a retelling that doesn’t come up very often. It is The Magic Flute. I really love this one. It is easily one of my favorite retellings.

4. Beauty by Robin McKinley

This was probably one of the very first retellings I ever read. It is Beauty and the Beast and I remember reading this one from the school library quite a while ago.

5. The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman

This is the story of Snow White and Red Rose. I really like this one because it is a Catholic retelling. And it it awesome.

6. The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn

This story is a Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling. I love the imagery in this one.

7. Snow by Tracy Lynn

This is a Snow White retelling set in Victorian England. I wrote a review for this previously on the blog.

8. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

This is so NOT cheating to choose a whole series. How else was I supposed to pick just one?? There is CinderScarlet and Cress as well as Fairest and Winter. This series covers quite a few of the fairy tales: CidnerellaRed Riding HoodRapunzel and Snow White.

9. Splintered by A G Howard

I would say the whole series but I haven’t read Unhinged or Ensnared yet. This is an Alice in Wonderland retelling in case you were unaware.

10. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

This book was the first time I heard the East of the Sun, West of the Moon Nordic tale. I remember this being a good read. Especially since I really didn’t know how the story would end.

As I get to the end of this list I am realizing that half of these titles are part of the Once Upon A Time series. All of the books in that series are great retellings.

These are Ten Books for Readers Who Like Fairy Tale Retellings. Feel free to share yours as well and check out the rest of them at The Broke and the Bookish.


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18 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books for Readers Who Like Fairy Tale Retellings

  1. I love your choice of topic this week, I almost did it myself! Robin McKinley’s Beauty is one of my favorites. May I suggest Juliet Marillier’s Wildwood Dancing? It’s a retelling of the twelve dancing princesses. The women writes such enchanting stories. Excellent list, Amanda!

    • I’ve heard of Wildwood Dancing. I read the whole Daughter of the Forest series quite a while ago. I kind of want to reread those as well as check out Wildwood.
      Thanks for visiting.

    • No problem. 🙂
      This was a fun list to come up with because I was limited to ten. There are so many others I could have included.
      Thanks for visiting.

    • I’ve heard a bit about Enchanted but nothing about A Tale Dark and Grimm. I’m going to have to check both of those out.
      Thanks for visiting!

  2. I choose the same topic! Splintered is one of the books that I have sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. The Lunar Chronicles are high on my list as well, I don’t think I’ve met anyone who’s just been meh about those books. I cannot wait for Winter to come out. 😀 Great list!

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    • Thanks. I really liked Splintered. I currently have Unhinged from the library sitting on my kindle. I’ve been putting it off since I know that once I start it I won’t want to stop.
      The wait for Winter is going to be a long one, I’m thinking.
      Thanks for visiting!