Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
So… as the title suggests, I love, love, love fairytales. Seriously. Slap the word “fairytale” and “retelling” on the back cover of a book and you’ve got my money. It was SO HARD to only choose five of each, but I was determined to be strict about that, although I did let myself list some “honorable mentions” below each category.
Also: new banner! I’m not a graphics genius, so I was quite proud of this one.
Five Fairytale Retellings I’m Dying to Read:
1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
This book keeps STARING at me from my bookshelf. Accusingly. In fact, this might be one of the books I take along with me while I endure the 21-ish hour flight (yes… you read that correctly) to England.
2. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge.
Hey, look, I seem to be on a roll for Beauty and the Beast retellings here.
3. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis.
I’ve heard this been compared to Cinder? Which, really, only makes me 100% more excited for, because I love that entire series.
4. Winterspell by Claire Legrand.
This looks badass.
5. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay.
“Game of Thrones” meets Grimm fairytales”? I. NEED. NOW.
Honorable mentions to A WICKED THING, CROWN OF ICE, BEASTKEEPER, CRIMSON BOUND, and ASH & BRAMBLE which I’m also dying to read.
Five Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read:
1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.
Guys: if you haven’t read this yet, you MUST. I loved this book from the first word to the last.
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
Cyborgs. Space. Evil queens. Do you want to read this yet?
3. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black.
Perhaps not a “retelling” per se — but a wonderful blend of mythology, nonetheless.
4. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes.
I read and loved this earlier this year. Want to read a retelling… but not that fond of fantasy? Yep. This is for you.
5. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman.
Beautiful writing, lovely storyline, and gorgeous illustrations. How can you look past that?
Honorable mentions to NORTH CHILD, SPLINTERED which I’ve also read and enjoyed.