A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasThis is one of my more recent finds. I really enjoyed her Throne of Glass series but I've 'only' given each book 4 out of 5 berries and I was hooked when I began ACOTAR. I loved every bit of it and I can't wait for the rest of the series.
ACOTAR is a retelling of The Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore! It's amazingly good!
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund HodgeI read Cruel Beauty in the beginning of the year and I loved it immediately! I know some people had a hard time getting into it and disliking the writing style but for me everything was perfect!
Cruel Beauty is a retelling of The Beauty and the Beast with Greek mythology! So captivatingly beautiful!
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn AndersonI received Tiger Lily as a birthday present and when I finally picked it up I regretted not reading it sooner! I absolutely loved the writing style and the story was so captivating and beautiful!
Tiger Lily is a retelling of Peter Pan told from the point of view from Tinkerbell!
Tear You Apart, Kill Me Softly, Twin Roses and After the Ball by Sarah CrossI received Tear You Apart for review last year and I was so intrigued by the story! It's a mashup of a bunch of different fairytales and it's done so well! The series is called Beau Rivage, almost every character has a birthmark which tells which fairy tale curse they're part of. They don't tell the role they have in the fairytale so there's still some surprise!
I have read every book and novella in the series and I've loved every one of them! I love that they focus on a different set of characters in each one.
Sisters Red and Sweetly by Jackson PearceAs I wrote in 'a letter to all the books I've loved before' Sisters Red was my first fairytale retelling and to this day the first two books in the series is still some of my favorites. The third one disappointed me a bit and I haven't read the fourth one but they're great!
Sisters Red is a retelling of Little Red Ridinghood and Sweetly is a retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Fathomless, the third one, is a retelling of The Little Mermaid and the fourth and final one, Cold Spell, is a retelling of The Ice Queen.
Alice in Tumbr-land by Tim Manley (review)This is such a fun book! It's a bunch of retellings mixed into one. Each page is a little story of its own and even though it wasn't what I expected it's quite good!
Other books worth mentioning
- Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
- Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley (review)
- The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (review to come November 16.)