Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retelling Books I've Read

Happy August Book Babes!

This summer has been busy and bookish!
My reading progress as been an ickle on the slow side but Tori
has been totally tearing it up! That girl rocks! I've got a pile of
ARCs to look to this August and BOUT OF BOOKS is coming up
on the 17th, so I have ZERO excuses to not catch up on my reading goal
for the year. *fist pump* Hows your ARC pile looking?

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This week's top ten topic is: 
  Ten Fairytale Retelling Books I've Read
  1. - "Strands of Bronze and Gold" by Jane Nickerson


Fairytale Retold: Bluebeard

Not a favorite. This one got a 2/5 from me for various reasons, mainly being that this book could have been a short story, but somehow got turned into several hundred pages of "WTF". 

Full Review

2. "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes


Fairytale Retold: The Girl Without Hands

Also not a total favorite.  It was a decent retelling, so I gave it a 3/5.

Full Review

3. "Mechanica" by Betsy Cornwell


Fairytale Retold: Cinderella

Apart from the really abrupt ending, I loved this one. 4/5

Full Review

 4. "Crimson Bound" by Rosamund Hodge


Fairytale Retold: Little Red Riding Hood

This is another one that fell painfully short of my expectations. 2.5/5

Full Review

5.  "Queen of Hearts: The Crown" by Colleen Oakes


Fairytale Retold: Alice in Wonderland

A decent but gruesome retelling. It left me feeling pretty crappy, but it was beautifully written. 3/5

Full Review

6. "Fire and Hemlocks" by Diana Wynne Jones


Fairytale Retold: Tam Lin

I LOVE THIS BOOK! One of the best Tam Lin retelling EVER! 5/5

Full Review

7.  "The Stepsister's Tale" by Tracy Barrett


Fairytale Retold: Cinderella

This one was a fresh take on the Cinderella tale where Cinderella is actually the spoiled brat. OOOH I could just slap her! *restrains herself* 5/5

Full Review

8.  "Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis


Fairytale Retold: LOTS! Princess and the Frog specifically, though.

I absolutely adore Alethea Kontis, and though I haven't loved her 3rd book in this series as much as the first two, I'm going to keep reading because this first one was just so lovely! 5/5

Full Review


9.  "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer


Fairytale Retold: Cinderella

Of COURSE this one is on my list!!! I'm sure it will be on a number of other lists as well. It was just such a flawless and imaginative retelling! 5/5

Full Review

10. "The Queen of Spells" by Dahlov Ipcar


Fairytale Retold: Tam Lin

Though beautiful, it wasn't my absolute favorite retelling of this famous tale. It's been a while since I've read it though. It might be in for a re-read. 3/5

Full Review


What are your Top Ten this week?

1 comment:

  1. haha! WTF is an appropriate expression for Bluebeard's tale in general lol. My TTT list