Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic and invite everyone to share their answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so I obviously love this feature!
Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings
Five Favorites & Five I Want to Read
1. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay - I read this book earlier this year, and I couldn't think of a better introduction to Stacey Jay. I loved the writing and creative twist on the familiar story of Beauty and the Beast!
2. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - I read and loved this book when I was younger (along with Just Ella), but I think I appreciated it even more after my recent re-read. It's such an amazing Cinderella retelling!
3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - I almost didn't include this fantasy favorite since it's a very loose retelling, but I decided it still counts. You can see the hints of Cinderella in this story, which was Maas' original inspiration.
4. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier - If I could only choose one favorite retelling, it would be this book. I fell in love with the entire Sevenwaters series, but this retelling of The Six Swans was the standout for me.
5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - I wasn't crazy about the start of this series, but this book totally won me over! I love how Meyer introduced Little Red Riding Hood into this world - there's so much creativity and complexity.
6. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale - I can't remember what brought this book to my attention, but I think it was Amy's post about it. It sounds lovely! It's based on the fairy tale of the same name, which I haven't read.
7. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay - After loving the first book I read by Jay, I put this on my wishlist. I've heard from Alexa that this fairy tale twist/retelling is even better, and I can't wait to find out for myself!
8. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier - I'm a new fangirl of Juliet Marillier, and this is one book I'd love to add to my shelves. I have no doubt this will be an unforgettable and gorgeous take on Beauty and the Beast.
9. Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison - I added this to my wishlist after reading Morgan's update when she finished. She completely sold me on this Rapunzel retelling in just two sentences!
10. Uprooted by Naomi Novik - This is another Morgan rec! When she tweeted me to tell me that I had to read this book, I couldn't resist. I don't know if it's inspired by a particular fairy tale, but I think it has that vibe.