I am SO EXCITED about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme: Fairytale Retellings. Why? Because I adore fairytales. Ever since my four-year-old self cascaded down the grand staircase at the Coronado Theater after seeing Cinderella for the first time, I have been a fairytale junkie.
My Favorite Fairytale Retellings:
(You will quickly notice a theme here. They are mostly written by Melanie Dickerson. This is not a coincidence – in my opinion, she is the go-to standard for fairytale retellings. Each one unique and vibrant and yet also true to the heart of the original story.)
1. The Healer’s Apprentice (retelling of Sleeping Beauty) by Melanie Dickerson
2. The Merchant’s Daughter (retelling of Beauty & The Beast) by Melanie Dickerson
3. The Fairest Beauty (retelling of Snow White) by Melanie Dickerson
4. The Captive Maiden (retelling of Cinderella) by Melanie Dickerson
5. The Princess Spy (retelling of The Frog Prince) by Melanie Dickerson
6. Strands of Bronze and Gold (retelling of Bluebeard) by Jane Nickerson
7. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest (retelling of Robin Hood & Swan Lake) by Melanie Dickerson
(yes, yes, I know Robin Hood isn’t really a fairy tale. I’m a rebel.)
Fairytale Retellings on My TBR List:
Yes, it’s true. I sadly haven’t read them all yet. Here are the ones I’m most looking forward to reading soon!
8. The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy
(retellings of The 12 Dancing Princesses, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood)
by Jessica Day George
9. The Mirk and Midnight Hour (retelling of Tam Lin) by Jane Nickerson
10. The Golden Braid (retelling of Rapunzel) by Melanie Dickerson
So there you have it. My Top Ten Fairytale Retellings. What are some of yours?
(Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by BrokeandBookish)