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Top 10 Books for Readers Who Like Fairy Tale Retellings

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I know I'm not the only one out there who loves fairy tale retellings (and not just because Disney has conditioned us to like them from a young age >.>). And there are a ton of them being published, especially in YA, these days! Which means I have a lot of reading to do, but in the meanwhile, here are a few I think you'll like and/or will make you see an old tale a new way...




I highly recommend Robin McKinley's two best retellings (and many of her other books while you're at it). Wildwood Dancing and The Princess Curse are both twists on the 12 Dancing Princesses, the first being more polished and complete, but The Princess Curse pulls in some Greek mythology, too. If you haven't read Ella Enchanted, go do so NOW. Same goes for the Lunar Chronicles.

Princess of Glass is actually the second book of Jessica Day George's trilogy, but it had the best protagonist. Ice has a few issues, but the writing is beautiful, the cover is beautiful, and it's still one of the better East of the Sun, West of the Moon retellings. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy is middle grade and has a real sense of magic to it. And The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is all about fun. :)

That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which I made a hat, read books and tried to be productive. :)

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  1. I've only read Cinder and just audiobooked Ella Enchanted. I do have Spindle's End on my bookshelf to read, and I'll have to check the rest of these out. I haven't heard of most of them :)

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    1. Spindle's End is one of my all-time favorites, though I readily admit the narration style isn't for everyone. I hope you like it! And definitely check out Beauty and Wildwood Dancing if nothing else. :)

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  2. I read Spindle's End years ago and remember really liking it. I, sadly, haven't gotten into anything else by McKinley. Love the covers for The Princess Curse and Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, though I have read neither.

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    1. Beauty is definitely my other McKinley favorite. And I love some of the beautiful illustrated covers middle grade books get! :)

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  3. I think I may have admitted this before......but I've never read Ella Enchanted! My sister in law and I just rewatched it on Netflix and it was pretty cute. Anne Hathaway is the best.

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    1. The movie is enjoyable, though completely different from the book. You should read it. I'm almost certain you'll enjoy it. :)

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