Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
When I read that this week’s topic was fairytale retellings, I got pretty excited. There have been a few that I’ve been wanting to read, but I didn’t have 10. So, I decided to do a little research, and I am SO glad I did. I discovered some books (specifically #1 and #2!!!) that I now am dying to read. So, this one was fun for me!
Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I Want to Read
10. Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
This seems like a darker version of The Little Mermaid, which I loved as a kid. And the love triangle is a twist. So, I’m intrigued about this one.
9. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
I have never been a fan of Sleeping Beauty, but I LOVE this cover. And the synopsis is so vague but compelling, so I’m really curious about this one.
8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I’m probably the only person on the planet who hasn’t read this book. The cyborg aspect has always thrown me off, but I’ve only heard great things about it, so I need to read it soon.
7. Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
Cinderella has been retold way too many times, but this one caught my attention. And here’s why: “Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight” (from Goodreads). Sounds like my kind of Cinderella.
6. The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling
I already have this one but haven’t read it yet. I just HAVE to know how this story is told from the ugly stepsister’s point of view. It’s definitely unique. And aren’t we a little tired of hearing Cinderella’s version?
5. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Okay, Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite fairytale, and yes, it’s because of the Disney movie. Come on, admit it, you want that library too :). Anyway, so this one definitely is up there on my list. In this story, the girl has to marry the evil ruler of her kingdom, and she does, but she has a plan to destroy him…until she starts falling for him. Yes please!
4. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
This is like Little Red Riding Hood on steroids. Not a big fan of that fairytale, but this one sounds pretty good. I like the wolf-slaying aspect of it. Bring it on!
3. Beastly by Alex Flinn
I saw the movie, which wasn’t that bad, but I’m assuming the book is much better. Plus, it’s a modern version of Beauty and the Beast. That is a definite yes for me!
2. Neverland by Anna Katmore
Hook was one of my favorite movies growing up (it still is), and I love the Peter Pan story, so I will pretty much read any retelling of it. This one sounds SO good! A girl ending up in Neverland, being captured by Captain Hook, and falling for him. Tell me that doesn’t sound good! Such a twist. I love it. I can’t wait to read it!
1. Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum
Yes, my top two are Peter Pan retellings, because they both sound amazing! In this book, James Hook and Peter Man start at as children, which is already something I NEED to know more about. So, I will just leave you with this awesome tagline from the synopsis: “This story isn’t about Peter Pan; it’s about the boy whose life he stole.” OMG! I want to read this RIGHT NOW! But it’s not even out until September!
*Click on the book covers to see their Goodreads page*
What do you think of my list? Feel free to leave links to your own Top Ten Tuesday! I would love to see yours! 🙂