We all know those classic fairytales, but sometimes a retelling can blow the classic out of the water. This curious wannabe fae wants to know:
What are some fairytale retellings that you have enjoyed?
Fairytale retellings are some of my favorite stories! So I couldn’t resist putting this as a prompt! Secretly, I’m hoping that I’ll find some excellent new books to add to my TBR through this prompt! So, without further ado, here are my picks!
Pan by Gina L. Maxwell – I LOVE Gina’s books, and Pan is a fantastic retelling of Peter Pan! This book has all of our favorite characters but in a new contemporary setting. I know you’re all probably sick of me gushing about this book, but if this is the first time you’ve heard about it, definitely take a look at my review!
Desperate Measures by Katee Robert – Oh, Desperate Measures… this book is everything that I needed in a retelling. We have a completely new twist and some incredibly sexy scenes between Jafar & Jasmine. In this retelling, Aladdin isn’t who we think he is, and Jafar is a swoon-worthy villain. Trust me, this book is so hot it might melt your kindle. Take a look at my review to see just why I keep recommending this book.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – I admit, I don’t know much about Russian folklore, but The Bear and the Nightingale is hands down one of my favorite fantasies. Psst. I highly recommend the audiobook because the narrator is AMAZING. Want to see why I love this book so much? Take a look at my review!
So now that you know my answer, what are some fairytale retellings that you have enjoyed?
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This is literally my favorite genre of literature. 🥰 I have an entire category for it on my blog. If I had to choose a few favorites, I’d say:
*Selkie/Seal Wife tales*
Seal Child, by Sylvia Peck
Tides, by Betsy Cornwell
In Sea-Salt Tears, by Seanan McGuire
The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale
*Chinese folk tales*
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin
Vassa in the Night, by Sarah Porter
The Lost Voices trilogy, by Sarah Porter.
OOoooooo!!!!! I’m so looking forward to looking at those books! Thanks for all of the awesome recommendations!
*insert Maui* You’re WELcooommmeee!!! 😃
Well so hot it might melt your kindle, now that is a book I have to read!
You’re in for such a treat!!!
How did I manage to leave all these off my list? They’re all such great retellings! 😍 And you suggested them all to me!
Because you wanted to make sure I had books to add to my TBR!
Haha so true!