It’s almost like this post was made for me! I love fairy tale retellings! Plus it goes along perfectly with the Lunar Chronicles Read-along that started this month. How perfect is that?
I have realized that I haven’t read as many retellings as I thought. Most of them are series and I hate putting two books down from the same series. SO. I’ve decided to split this one up. 5 great retellings I’ve read and 5 retellings on my tbr that I can’t wait to read. Here’s what I came up with.
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: This one had to be #1. I’m in love with this series. I love how the retelling isn’t the main focus and that there’s a completely different plot. Plus I like how it’s a futuristic retelling.
2. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter: I haven’t finished this series yet but I really enjoyed what I’ve read so far. I like how Alice in Wonderland isn’t a typical retelling so it was really fun to read.
3. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston: This is a modern day Red Riding Hood retelling. Sort of. It doesn’t follow Little Red Riding Hood exactly because it’s told from the perspective of the wolf. It’s really cool I promise.
4. A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce: This is probably one of the more realistic retellings I’ve read. Plus Rumpelstiltskin isn’t a popular story to retell. This book sucked me in until t he very end.
5. Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey: I liked the youthfulness of this book. I find I tend to like the young adult fairy tale retellings more but I especially liked this one. It sticks fairy close to the actual story while still being completely different and very romantic.
6. Splintered by A.G. Howard: A popular Alice in Wonderland retelling that I still haven’t gotten around to.
7. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: I’ll eventually read this one because I loved Throne of Glass, but I have to get around to buying it first.
8. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige: You don’t see many Wizard of Oz retellings so I’m excited to give it a shot!
9. Ash by Malinda Lo: Cinderella seems to be the most popular retelling that I’ve seen. That doesn’t make me want to read them any less though.
10. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge: I’ve seen this one around a lot but never knew it was a retelling. Now it’s higher on my tbr list for sure!
Which retellings have you read the most of? I’ve read a lot of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. What are some retellings you wish you would see more often? I’ve never seen a Little Mermaid retelling which would be really cool. Also Rapunzel and The Snow Queen would be fun to see I think.
If you have any recommendations for me, please, please, please let me know!