4 August 2015

Top ten fairytale retellings I want to read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely girls at The Broke and the Bookish. This Tuesday is all about fairytale retellings and it's probably my favorite genre ever so it's perfect for me! I've already read many fairytale retellings but I wanted to do a fairytale retelling TBR but I can give you a list of my favorites if you want! 

Making this list was definitely not hard because I have so many fairytale retellings I want to read! So these are just a small selection. 

Princess of Thorns by Stacy Jay
I heard it was a mixup of A Game of Thrones and Grimms fairytales - can it be more intriguing?!

Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon
I believe Missy from The Book Rat read this a while back - nonetheless I've been interested in this for a while now and I need to pick it up!
The first line of the synopsis basically sums up why I NEED to read this: What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother? 

The Stepsister's Tale by Tracy Barrett
So, as the title obviously implies this is a retelling of Cinderella from one of the stepsister's point of view - so intriguing! 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I've tried to read this multiple times but I've never read more than 50-70 pages and I just need to sit down and start reading it! I love sci-fi and I love fairytale retellings so this is right up my alley! 

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Even though I've never read any of the Arabian Nights stories or the 1001 nights I really want to read this. It sticks out since it's not a retelling of one of the more known fairy tales. 

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Cruel Beauty by the same author is one of my favorite books of the year so far, it was so intriguing and different so I can't wait to read Crimson Bound! It's also going to be my first Red Ridinghood retelling! 

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I received an eARC of this a couple of months ago and I kind of forgot about it so I didn't manage to read it before the release date.. But when I get the time I'm going to dive straight into this, I believe it's a Rapunzel retelling! 

Spindle by W.R. Gingell
Like Uprooted I have an eARC of Spindle, and since it's going to be released August 10., I better start reading it so I can have a review for you on the release date! Spindle is a Sleeping Beauty retelling as far as I know

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
I requested this on Netgalley before it was released but I didn't get it, I'm still really intrigued though and I recently discovered she's written a Beast and the Beauty retelling called The Beasts' Garden which I also really want to read! Bitter Greens is also a Rapunzel retelling!

Spelled by Betsy Schow
I can't even remember what this one's about but I believe it's a bunch of fairytales instead of a single one.

Is there any on your lists that I need to check out or do you have any recommendations? 


  1. Nice List Amanda :)
    I do have many fairy tale retellingS to read... Today's TTT makes feel guilty

    Happy Reading!

    1. Me too! I've tried not to look at too many TTT's this week because I feel guilty but I love finding new fairytale retellings to read!

  2. Cinder and Spelled seem to be on everyone's list today! I haven't heard of most of the others on your list though.

    My TTT (Fairy Tale Retellings)

    1. I didn't know that many people new about Spelled but I'd guessed Cinder would be a popular choice!
      Well, I hope you found some new ones you want to read then :)

  3. I've heard a lot about Bitter Greens today - putting it on my TBR list! :) My TTT list

    1. Yay! I can't wait to read it and I'm glad it on so many people's lists!

  4. Cinder is on my list too! I have it waiting for me back at school and once I get there I can immerse myself in the Lunar Chronicles

    1. I'm waiting for it to come to our library.. Maybe we'll read it around the same time then!