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Fairy Tale Retellings

Posted by on October 5, 2013

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?

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  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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! :)

  4. 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?

  5. 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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