Tuesday, 19 May 2015

TTT. Top Ten Favorite Fairy-Tale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Today for Top Ten Tuesday everyone was allowed to choose their own topic. I decided to create a list of my Top Ten Favorite Fairy-Tale Retellings.


What do have in common the first three fairy tale retellings? Yes, you're right: all of them are retellings of the tale Beauty and the Beast - as most of you already know, my favorite fairytale. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier, as it's obvious is my favorite fairy-tale retelling of all time. Something you already know as well. But I've recently fall in love with A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I read it during Bout of Books 13 and I loved how this retelling included fairies. I had high expectations for the book and was so happy when it didn't disappoint. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is also one of my favorites. Beauty and the Beast mixed with Greek mythology? Pretty obvious I was going to love it. These three  may all be retellings of the same fairytale but they are completely different. 

I've also read Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge during Bout of Books 13. It's only a novella, but I wish it was a novel. Hodge did such an amazing job retelling Cinderella's tale - she even used its dark side. I loved Maia. It's my favorite work from the author. Cinder by Marissa Meyer is another retelling of Cinderella. This one is set on the future and our Cinderella is known by Cinder and she is cyborg. So different from the usual fairy-tale retellings.

Back to Juliet Marillier. Do you know as I'm always saying that she's the Queen? That's because I pretty much adore everything she writes. Daughter of the Forest, part of the Sevenwaters trilogy, is a retelling loosely based on The Six Swans. It's incredible well-written. I feel very angry at myself because I haven't read its sequels yet. Wildwood Dancing was the first book I read from Marillier. It's based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Also, it is set in 1500s Transylvania, which means the Night People were inspired by vampires. Dreamer's Pool is the first of a fantasy trilogy for adults. I can't tell you in which tale it's based on or I'll spoil it for you, if you haven't read it yet - and if you haven't read it yet, you should read it as soon as possible. 

Now, you all know I always cheat on TTT, right? I haven't read yet the following two books - one still hasn't been published and the other I received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley to review. But I feel I'll enjoy them a lot. The first because is the sequel of Dreamer's Pool, Tower of Thorns (which I pre-ordered today). I'm suspicious about the tale its based on because of the cover (Rapunzel) but I'm not one hundred percent sure. The second, Thorn by Intisar Khanani, because its based on The Goose Girl and has received so many good reviews. Also, I loved the summary so much! I wanted so badly to be approved by the publisher. I did my happy dance when my request was accepted.


Which topic did you choose for your Top Ten Tuesday?

8 comments:

  1. ACOTAR and Cruel Beauty are some of my all time favorites. And I really liked Cinder as well. I'll definitely need to check some of these books out though. Great list, and thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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    1. I just loved ACOTAR to death. One of my favorite readings of the year. I can't wait for its sequel. I think you'd like Heart's Blood - as ACOTAR and Cruel Beauty are favs of yours.

      You're welcome. Taking you for stopping by mine. Happy readings! :)

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  2. I don't read many fairy tale retellings. I should check them out.

    Here's the link to my Top Ten Tuesday post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-sexy-male-characters-in.html

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    1. I hope you do check them out. You may found something you like.

      Happy readings! :)

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  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses is showing up more and more lately. I really can't wait to read it! And I LOVED Cinder! One of my favorite series of all time.

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  4. I've to agree. Long before its release, A Court of Thorns and Roses was already showing up a lot. I hope you've a chance to read it very soon - it's one of my favorite books of this year. I simply loved it! I still have to catch up with the Lunar Chronicles - sadly, I've only read yet Cinder.

    Happy readings! :)

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    1. Oh but you MUST keep going! Cinder gets better with every installment until you hit Cress, where it gets better exponentially. I LOVED Cress!

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    2. You just made me want to read the series so much more!!!!! I'll have to find a way to read them this Summer. :)

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