Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read

Stitching Snow
1. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis.  A space-age retelling of Snow White.  The "dwarves" are drones!

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2)A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3)
2. The Madman's Daughter trilogy by Megan Shepherd.  They heavily reference The Island of Dr. MoreauDr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein.

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2)The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London, #3)
3. Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson.  Incorporates the Jack the Ripper tales.

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
4. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.  A continuation of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Charming (Pax Arcana, #1)Daring (Pax Arcana, #2)
5. Charming and Daring by Elliott James.  The main character is Prince Charming.

Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterMirror MirrorWicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)Son of a Witch (The Wicked Years #2)
6. All the books by Gregory Maguire.  (At least, all the ones I've read.)  Most notably, the Wicked Years series, which is a retelling of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, #1)Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and the Starcatchers, #2)Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers, #3)Peter and the Sword of Mercy (Peter and the Starcatchers, #4)The Bridge to Never Land (Peter and the Starcatchers, #5)
7. Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  Continuation of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.

Strands of Bronze and Gold
8. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson.  A retelling of the Bluebeard fairytales.

Cruel Beauty
9. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge.  A darker (if you can believe it) take on Beauty and the Beast.

Hood (King Raven, #1)Scarlet (King Raven, #2)Tuck (King Raven, #3)
10. King Raven trilogy by Stephen Lawhead.  Retelling of Robin Hood.

And what about you?  What have been your favorite retellings?  (And can you believe I still haven't read a single Lunar Chronicle?)


  1. I think I might have to check out Strands of Bronze and Gold. Sounds intriguing.

  2. I love that you included Gregory Maguire! I'm sad to say I completely forgot about him! It's been so long since I gave his books a read. Fantastic list! Great books on here.

    Auggie @ AuggieTalk

  3. I've got Strands of Bronze and Gold on My TTT list too!

  4. I have never read a Gregory Maguire book, which feels like such a sin because he has the market cornered on fairy tale retellings. Strands of Bronze and Gold also looks fantastic!