Top Ten Fairytale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s list is Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read. Since I can’t remember having read that many fairy tale retellings, I’m cheating a bit this week and using mythology and children’s stories as well. As always, if you have a book to add to my list, or want to leave a link back to your own list, please leave a comment!

10 – 6 . Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
Greek Gods, heroes, and monsters, all re-told for modern young adults. I really enjoyed this series.

5. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Loved both the book and the musical, as different as they were!

4. The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
The Snow Queen (The Snow Queen Cycle, #1)
It’s been a very long time since I read this one, but I remember loving it.

3-1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel, with space travel, a handsome prince, an evil queen, and androids. What more could a girl want? 🙂

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25 thoughts on “Top Ten Fairytale Retellings

  1. I enjoyed both versions of Wicked too. I have a copy of The Lightning Thief to read. My library had a beautiful edition of The Snow Queen but I’m pretty sure they sold it. I didn’t get a chance to read it -so I’ll have to track down my own copy someday.

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      1. Well I used Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter Pan) and Alice in Wonderland retellings, which probably don’t count. I wonder if Oz counts as well? I think those three are more “classics” than fairy tales. This was a tough topic!

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  2. I had Wicked on my list too, even though I guess it’s not technically a fairy tale. I really enjoyed the book, but have yet to see the musical. I really need to check out The Lunar Chronicles. I keep thinking about it, then picking up something else instead.

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