Top Ten Fairytales Retold

Each week, The Broke and the Bookish hosts this book meme, and this week's prompt is "Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read."



Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyers – I absolutely love this series and it is the perfect answer to this week's prompt. The series introduces you to new incarnations of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and her Wolf, Repunzal, and the Wicked Queen from Snow White. I can't wait to read who we meet next!

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George – This is a different take on the 12 Dancing Princesses fairytale and I absolutely loved it. There are even knitting instructions in the book!

The Child Thief by Brom –  A very dark retelling of Peter Pan. This horror novel is not a light read by any means, but it is a very creative and well written reworking. 

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce – This is a new Red Riding hood story where we follow the sisters Scarlett and Rosie who live a life to hunt the Fenris – werewolves who are attracted to young girls. It's a good book and I recommend to people who like fairytale retellings.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire – I think every one and their mother is familiar with this retelling of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West's story.

Fables by Bill Willingham – A world where the fairytales are exiled and forced to live in the real world. This is the series that really got me into comic books and graphic novels.


UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn – This is more about a descendent of the Brothers Grime, Mina Grime, who has to deal with a curse on her family.

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – This is retelling of The Six Swans fairytale.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter – Possibly an Alice in Wonderland retelling with zombies? The reviews seem mixed.

The Plucker by Brom – Already a fan of The Child Thief, I want to check out this tale of a Jack-in-the-box.