Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!

I LOVE retellings and the following are my favorite, I feel that all of these retellings can be appreciated on their own and that they also shed a new beautiful light on the classical fairy tales that they represent. I have reviewed most of these on the blog already so feel free to click for some more information!

A Tale Dark and Grimm By Adam Gidwitz

Breadcrumbs By Anne Ursu 

Fables By Bill Willingham  

Sweetly By Jackson Pearce

Wildwood Dancing By Juliet Marillier 

Entwined By Heather Dixon

Wicked By Gregory Maguire

Daughter of the Forest By Juliet Marillier

The Black Swan By Mercedes Lackey

Snow White and Rose Red By Patricia C. Wrede 

Illustration from Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm


  1. I love retellings to! (Although I can get frustrated by them pretty easily.) You have a GREAT list though :)

    Snow White and Rose Red is one I NEED to read, going to hunt for it soon!

    Check out my Top Ten / Teaser Tuesday!

  2. I haven't read any of these books! This needs to be changed ASAP because retellings are always amazing in my eyes. Since A Tale Dark and Grimm is number one on this list I might just have to start there!

    Thanks for checking out my list!
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  3. Wow, what a creative list!! I love Wicked; such a great retelling!

  4. I love retellings, but I'd only read Entwined. I'll definitely be rectifying that.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

  5. Nice list! I listed the same category. A Tale Dark and Grimm is my absolute favorite! Adam Gidwitz is brilliant! I forgot about Breadcrumbs and Wicked, both of which I loved! I have to say, I hated Entwined. It was way too slow for me, but I love all your other choices!

    Check out YA Litwit’s Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings and my GIVEAWAY!

    1. Entwined was a little slow for me as well and while I was reading it I couldn't tell if I hated it or loved it. So weird! I liked the premise though!

  6. Great list, I have all of those on my TBR pile :)
    Have you read Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles? If you haven't you definetly should!
    Now following your blog :D
    My Top Ten Tuesday Picks

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. I LOVE Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles! I read them when I was much younger and I am pretty sure it is what got me so obsessed with fantasy/strong females/dragons!

  7. I'm not sure that I've read a fairy tale retelling before. A lot of these books sound interesting, especially Breadcrumbs and Sweetly (I really like this cover too!)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Breadcrumbs is very good, though it is a MG novel so it is juvenile at times. Retellings are my favorite.

  8. Yay! I'm sad I didn't think of this as a topic, because of COURSE I think I love retellings as much as you do. =) I need to read pretty much everything you listed that I haven't already. I'm sad to say I've only read Wicked, Breadcrumbs, and Fables!

    1. I don't know if we can still be friends unless you read Juliet Marillier ASAP!!

  9. Aren't retellings the best. I have just recently started reading them. Thanks for the list. I will add them to my to-read list on Goodreads. I have read many of your reviews as well.

    My top 10: http://sosimplesara.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-ten-favorite-historical-fiction.html

  10. I haven't read any of these but I do have Sweetly on my to read list. Glad to see it's a good pick. :)