Fairy tale retellings books

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Fairy tale retellings books

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I am in the mood for some good fairy tale retellings books, preferably stand-alone books. I have read and loved Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Thorn by Intisar Khanani, Beauty by Robin McKinley, to name a few. Any recommendations? Thank you in advance.
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I love retellings too! It's very interesting to see how authors can shape the same "thesis" into different stories and backdrops.
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- A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney
- Burning Roses by S.L. Huang
- Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
- Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
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Arina Siaban wrote: 05 Jul 2020, 13:03 I love retellings too! It's very interesting to see how authors can shape the same "thesis" into different stories and backdrops.
A few I recommend:

- A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney
- Burning Roses by S.L. Huang
- Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
- Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
Thank you, I will check them out. :)
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Heartless also by Marissa Meyer is excellent and so is a Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
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rwalkup wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 11:56 Heartless also by Marissa Meyer is excellent and so is a Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
Thank you. Both books are on my list. :)
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Some of my favorite retellings are by Stephen R Lawhead. Though they are more legend retellings than they are "Fairytale."
I particularly liked "Patrick" about St. Patrick, and "Hood" about Robin Hood. Unfortunately, I can't recall the names of any of the Fairytale retellings I've read. I really like them a lot.
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Ceeyena wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 14:09 Some of my favorite retellings are by Stephen R Lawhead. Though they are more legend retellings than they are "Fairytale."
I particularly liked "Patrick" about St. Patrick, and "Hood" about Robin Hood. Unfortunately, I can't recall the names of any of the Fairytale retellings I've read. I really like them a lot.
Thank you. I prefer Fairytales, but I will check them out. :tiphat:
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Hi gali!

While I haven't read all of these, these books seem to be incredibly popular and have more positive reviews than negative, so they've ended up on my TBR and may end up on yours, too! Hopefully you find one you like (and haven't already read):

-The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer (Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella, Scarlet is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Cress is a retelling of Rapunzel, and Winter is a retelling of Snow White)
-A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (retelling of Beauty and the Beast and is also becoming a trilogy)
-Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page (retelling of the Wizard of Oz and is also a series)
-House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses)
-Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman (retelling of Sleeping Beauty)
-The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (retelling of A Thousand and One Nights)
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It’s been a while, but I remember really enjoying Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (a take on Beauty and the Beast).
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audreads wrote: 10 Jul 2020, 16:46 Hi gali!

While I haven't read all of these, these books seem to be incredibly popular and have more positive reviews than negative, so they've ended up on my TBR and may end up on yours, too! Hopefully you find one you like (and haven't already read):

-The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer (Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella, Scarlet is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Cress is a retelling of Rapunzel, and Winter is a retelling of Snow White)
-A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (retelling of Beauty and the Beast and is also becoming a trilogy)
-Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page (retelling of the Wizard of Oz and is also a series)
-House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses)
-Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman (retelling of Sleeping Beauty)
-The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (retelling of A Thousand and One Nights)
Thank you. I read The Lunar Chronicles series and love it. I will check the others. :)
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Adrianna Melillo wrote: 10 Jul 2020, 20:43 It’s been a while, but I remember really enjoying Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (a take on Beauty and the Beast).
Thank you. :tiphat:
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I would recommend the 100 Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey, overall an interesting fairytale representation. The books are well written and fun to read.
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JustineSophia2 wrote: 18 Jul 2020, 16:46 I would recommend the 100 Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey, overall an interesting fairytale representation. The books are well written and fun to read.
Thank you, I will check them out. :tiphat:
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‘Stepsister’ by Jennifer Donnelly is a good one, and I also enjoyed ‘Sherwood’ by Meagan Spooner. The former is a spin on Cinderella and the latter is a retelling of Robin Hood; both focus more on the flawed and interesting female characters than the traditional male heroes, so I would recommend these if this is the kind of thing you enjoy.
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Pluma wrote: 20 Jul 2020, 23:51 ‘Stepsister’ by Jennifer Donnelly is a good one, and I also enjoyed ‘Sherwood’ by Meagan Spooner. The former is a spin on Cinderella and the latter is a retelling of Robin Hood; both focus more on the flawed and interesting female characters than the traditional male heroes, so I would recommend these if this is the kind of thing you enjoy.
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