Top 10 Tuesday #17 (August 4): Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read & Want To Read

Hello! It’s not Tuesday, but I’ll consider it the time for another Top Ten Tuesday,(a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)! This is an edited version of the post I had originally scheduled; for some reason this didn’t post as it was supposed to and now I’m 2 days late on this one. Oh well! I’m loving the topic and I’m definitely not going to be passing it up! XD
This week’s topic, as you can tell by the title of this post, is Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read and Want To Read! I’ll be dividing it into half; 5 retelling books I’ve read, and 5 that I want to read. So, let’s get to it! As usual, in no particular order:

Books I’ve Read

Lunar Chronicles 21. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: Cinder (Cinderella), Scarlet (Red Riding Hood), Cress (Rapunzel). This series is amazing!! If you haven’t read any of the books in this series yet, then you must start it now, I promise if you like fairytale retellings and fantasy, you won’t regret it.

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Thorns & Roses_bookcover
Based on Beauty and the Beast. This book was amazing! I absolutely loved it!! Sarah J. Maas turned a classic fairytale into a whole new world of fae and magic. You can check out my review on it here if you’re interested!

THrone of Glass series3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Loosely based on/Inspired by Cinderella. This isn’t exactly a direct retelling of Cinderella, but the series is a [very] loose retelling of the story, and a great one at that!

4. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah OcklerThe Summer of Chasing Mermaids_bookcover
Loosely based on The Little Mermaid. I just finished this one today, and boy, was it quite the story! I absolutely loved it. It was a beautifully written contemporary with fairytale elements mixed in, and it was a very unique retelling of The Little Mermaid.

The Ugly Stepsister_bookcover5. The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling
Based on Cinderella. This one is quite the unique retelling! Instead of being told from the perspective of Cinderella as you would expect, it was told instead from the POV of Cinderella’s stepsister instead. Cool, right? It was an amazing story!

Honourable mentions: Fairy Tales series by Melanie Dickerson (Including retellings of Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White & Cinderella), Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (Cinderella)Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hudge (Beauty and the Beast)

Books I Want to Read

6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee AhdiehThe Wrath and the Dawn_bookcover
Based on A Thousand and One Nights. I just started reading this one recently. I’m not that far into it yet, but I’m really liking it! I’ve heard great things and the story seems really interesting.

Uprooted_bookcover7. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Based on Rapunzel. This book has been getting lots of hype and I really want to know what the hype is all about! It seems like a very interesting retelling of Rapunzel.

8. Splintered by A.G HowardSplintered_bookcover
Based on Alice in Wonderland. This one, I feel, has also been getting lots of hype! I can’t wait to read this, I haven’t read many Alice in Wonderland retellings and this one seems great.

Crimson Bound_bookcover9. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Based on Little Red Riding Hood. I haven’t read many Red Riding Hood retellings, now that I think of it, and I really want to try this one out, especially after reading Cruel Beauty, also by this author. I have a feeling I’d really enjoy this book and I can’t wait to read it!

10. A Whole New World by Liz BraswellA Whole New World_bookcover
Based on Aladdin. This book sounds amazing! What if Jafar was the first one to summon the Genie? What would happen then? Well, I guess this book delves into that! There aren’t enough Aladdin retellings, and this one seems great! Can’t wait to read it.

Honourable mentions: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz, Entwined by Heather Dixon, Spelled by Betsy Schow, Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, The Child Thief by Brom


That’s it for this week’s belated Top Ten Tuesday! Do we have any books in common? Have some retelling recommendations? Let me know in the comments below! ❤

Analee 10

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11 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday #17 (August 4): Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read & Want To Read

  1. Yes, Analee read The Wrath and the Dawn, IT IS AMAZING AND GREAT AND EVERYTHING GOOD YOU CAN THINK OF!!!! ❤ I love Cinder and Scarlet! Haven't gotten around reading Cress yet though 😦 I've been wanting to read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids! Is it really good?!

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    • Ha ha I’m so glad you enjoyed it so much! XD I’m really enjoying it so far, I can’t wait to finish it!! I hope you get the chance to get around to Cress soon, it’s amazing!! I’d go as far as to say it’s the best of the series. And yes!! You should definitely pick up The Summer of Chasing Mermaids! I recently finished it and the writing is beautiful, the characters and the story are just great. ❤

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      • Wait so are you finished with Wrath???? Cause if you are fangirl time!!! Yeah, everyone’s been telling me that Cress is the best so I think I should go on with that and Winter is coming! ❤ I'm sure I won't be able to resist and pick up Summer of Chasing Mermaids soon! Have you read other Sarah Ockler books? 🙂

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        • Yess!!! I have finished it now, and ohmygod yes, we totally have to fangirl!! It is AMAZING! And Khalid is just too swoonworthy!! ❤ And wow, I'm using a lot of exclamation marks..lol. XD
          And yes, I can't wait 'till you get around to completing Cress. 🙂 Dying for Winter to come!
          I'm glad to hear it, I hope you enjoy it once you do! I haven't read any other Sarah Ockler books, but I do plan on it, after reading Chasing Mermaids. 😉

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  2. Wonderful picks! I’ll be reading The Wrath and the Dawn this month! Eep!
    And I love Throne of Glass which I has no idea was a retelling and ACOTAR is so good! Best beauty and the beast retelling I’ve read so far.
    I’m glad to see Mechanica and The Child Thief as honorable mentions on your list!
    Uprooted sounds amazing, I’ve heard a lot about it on Booktube lately! xoxo

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    • Thanks! And yay!! I recently finished it and it was great. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did once you read it!
      I know right? I only recently found out TOF was a retelling. ACOTAR is definitely amazing, such a unique retelling!
      Yes, Mechanica and The Child Thief both seem like great reads and I really want to read them! Same goes for Uprooted, I’ve heard a lot about it on Booktube as well. ❤

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