Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read
1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh — A retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, Wrath is the one of the most lovely, lyrical stories I’ve read in a while. I’m beyond ready to get my greedy hands on book 2.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas — Beauty and the Beast + Sarah = Obviously.
3. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross — I absolutely LOVE this book, but I don’t know many people who have read it. The entire town the book is set in is filled with different fairy tales and I love the world building. It’s a unique and awesome look at Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and so many others.
4. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay — Aurora has always been my favorite and Stacey made her a total bad ass. I loved everything about this book…and it’s a stand alone.
5. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge — A Beauty and the Beast retelling that had me captivated from the very beginning. Rosamund creates a vivid and magical world, complete with a mysterious man.
6. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge — A sort of Little Red Riding Hood retelling, but with a wicked and slightly morbid twist. Absolutely stunning and just pick up everything Rosamund writes.
7. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer — Another Little Red Riding Hood retelling, but this one has Wolf and the best scene with a can of tomatoes that has ever been created.
8. Cress by Marissa Meyer — A Rapunzel retelling where the damsel isn’t in the normal sort of distress. You’ve probably heard of it.
9. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce — And yet another Little Red Riding Hood retelling with two bad ass sisters and a swoony woodsman who fight wolves together.
10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas — According to the chart that Epic Reads made, ToG is a Cinderella retelling. Perhaps everyone already knew that and I was just oblivious? I know that any list that can have Celaena on it should have Celaena on it.
This list was a little tricky for me. I was prepared to add books from A.G. Howard, Gena Showalter, and A.C. Gaughen before I realized those stories weren’t actually based on fairy tales.
What about you? What is your favorite fairy tale retelling?