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Top Ten Tuesday (#102) (08/04/15) Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Eight Retellings I've Read

I love a retelling, not just fairytales, I love a retelling of classic literature as well.  However for some strange reason I haven't read a lot of them.  I've read a lot that I didn't love, so I didn't want to include them on my list.  I also have about 50 waiting on my TBR pile, I just haven't gotten to them yet.  Even so, here are my favorites.

So far my favorite book of this year.  This is a fabulous retelling of A Thousand and One Nights.  There are definitely differences, but it was really well done.

I was very surprised at how much I adored this retelling of Pride & Prejudice. Enough that I pretty much own all of the authors other books.  It was just cute and well done.

I really enjoyed this retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses.  It wasn't groundbreaking, but it was sweet and well done.

A very lose retelling of Snow White, but I found it to be very interesting and different.

I adore this retelling of Cinderella and really all of the other books in this series, be it Little Red Riding Hood (Scarlett) or Rapunzel (Cress), I can't wait to read the final book in the series.

A retelling of the Persephone myth, I really adored this series.  I just found the books very readable and memorable.  I was never a huge mythology fan, but then I didn't have books like this to read.

 Confession, I've never read Persuasion which is what this book is based on, so I can't really compare.  I just really enjoyed this story, and always loved the cover.

Romeo and Juliette from a totally different perspective.  I enjoyed this book, and I thought it was a really interesting concept.


  1. I still need to read TWATD! I liked Cinder, but it was Scarlet that really won me over in the series! Loved Cress too! And starting to think I need Entwined after seeing it a few times already! Never knew that was a 12 Dancing Princesses retelling! I loved that story growing up!

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  2. Cinder and The Wrath and the Dawn are definitely two of my favorite retellings as well - so glad you feel the same way! Both authors were really able to build such a great world in those retellings. :) Thanks for sharing and great choices! ♥

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