Fairy Tale Retellings

Greetings fellow bloggers. Today I am here to talk about the endless amount of fairytale retellings that we have.

I know from experience that it is pretty hard to write a fairytale retelling, I tried my hand at that, and it didn’t turn out well. Because you have to follow the main idea of the fairytale, and twist it and make it more interesting.

And I can’t help but marvel at the authors that actually manage to write them. Sure, some of them are rather horrible, but half the time they’re amazing. My all time favorites would be these:


CINDER by Marissa Meyer
With a Cinderella cyborg and a beautiful race of evil moon people, this book was amazing from the start.


ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis
There aren’t many books where you see atleast a hundred different fairytales put together, but somehow Alethea Kontis managed to do so.


THE SWEETEST SPELL by Suzanne Selfors
In a world where chocolate is scarce, our heroine has the artistic ability to turn anything to chocolate with her touch.

And those are my top three. They’re all pretty amazing.

What are your favorite fairytale retellings?


Asma is a cat-loving co-blogger at IceyBooks. She's a 15 year old homeschooler who spends her time blogging (obviously), reading, and whatever else strikes her fancy. She's also a part time pirate and assassin.



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    October 5, 2013

    Great picks, I adore Cinder (Scarlet) & Enchanted! I haven’t read The sweetest spell yet, but I want to. Fairy tales are by far my favorite genre to read, so it’s hard to pick favorites. Instead, I’m showing you three recommendations :D

    Juliet Marillier’s – Heart’s blood, Wildwood dancing & Daughter of the forest.
    Jessica Day George’s – Princess series (3 books)
    Heather Dixon – Entwined.

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    Chri @ Fathomless

    October 5, 2013

    Great picks! I enjoyed Cinder and The Sweetest Spell, too, and Enchanted’s been on my wishlist for a long time! Some of my favorite fairytale retellings include Jessica Day George’s Princess series (though the third book was kind of a letdown) and Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (her whole series is amazing <3).

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      Brett (BookSquirt)

      October 5, 2013

      I love Jessica Day George and Shannon Hale’s retellings! Have you read Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted? That’s another one of my favorites. :)

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    October 5, 2013

    I don’t usually enjoy Fairy Tale Retellings but The Lunar Chronicles are one of my favourite series. I’ll be sure to check out your recommendations! :)

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    Becca @ Nawanda Files

    October 5, 2013

    I really, really want to start Enchanted. It sounds brilliant! And the sequel’s cover is something I definitely want to covet :D

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    Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    October 5, 2013

    I love, love, love fairytale retellings. Of course Cinder and Scarlet! But I also love Book of a Thousand Days and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, and Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George. Have you tried those before?

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    October 5, 2013

    There are a ton of books collectively called the Once Upon a Time series, by various authors, and they’re all retellings of fairy tales :) my favorites are “Spirited” by Nancy Holder and “Wild Orchid” by Cameron Dokey

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    October 5, 2013

    I love fairy tale retellings. I’ll have to check out the ones you listed. I have read Cinder though, I thought it was good. Some of my favorites are Sweetly by Jackson Pearce and Briar Rose by Jane Yolen. Happy Reading!

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    Tawney Bland

    October 6, 2013

    I love Cinder so I defiantly need to check out the other two! I love fairytale retelling! Thank you for the post!