Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for People Who Like Fairy Tales

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

If you like Fairy Tales, then I'm about to share with you 10 retellings that I have fallen in love with and I hope you will like too.

1. Cinder (Cinderella) by Marissa Meyer
2. Scarlet (Little Red Riding Hood) by Marissa Meyer
3. Cress (Rapunzel) by Marissa Meyer

This series has become one of my favorite of all time.  I read them for the first time at the end of 2013 and then when Cress was released and ever since I've been waiting for the fourth installment.  I have fallen so in love with the characters and the creativity in the world of these retellings!

4. Dorothy Must Die (Wizard of Oz) by Danielle Paige - Think Dorothy post Oz, when she sort of goes power crazy.  It's a really interesting read if you've ever wondered what happened after.

5. Ella Enchanted (Cinderella) by Gail Carson Levine - This book is so good!  I read it when I was younger and my 11-year-old self couldn't get enough of it!

6. Just Ella (Cinderella) by Margaret Peterson Haddix - Speaking of 11-year-old self, she read and loved this one too!  I read them both around the same time and loved the idea that one story could be told in different ways and still be incredibly engaging.

7. Sisters' Grimm (Grimm Fairy Tales) by Michael Buckley - The main characters are descendants of the Grimm Brothers and their neighbors are straight out of fictional characters.  They solve crime too!

8. Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter Pan) by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson - It's essentially the story of how Peter became Peter Pan and it's so good! It took me a couple tries to read, but once I was in the mood I couldn't put it down.

9. Avalon High (King Arthur) by Meg Cabot - In middle school this was one of my favorite books.  It took Arthurian Legend, which I find absolutely fascinating and matched it with real life.  I found myself looking for clues that I was part of some Camelot reincarnation for months after I read it.

10. I've saved this space for the 8 unread retellings sitting on my bookshelf right now.  I won't (can't) put them on this list yet, but I'm sure some of them belong here.  Just creating this list makes me want to read them all right now!


  1. Oh! I've never read fairy tales to begin with, but who doesn't at least know the stories? I think Fairy Tale Retellings sound like SO much fun! I've only read one, but I hope to read some more in the future... Thank you for your list. :)


  2. I just read Ella Enchanted for the first time and I loved it! Such an empowering message!

  3. Nice list of books for this week's TTT post!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-for-readers.html

  4. I love, love, love the Lunar Chronicles. They totally surprised me in a good way. It has been years since I read Ella Enchanted, Just Ella, Avalon High and Peter and the Starcatchers. They are all great books.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi there! I'm new to your blog, but I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogging award! I hope you can join!


  6. Love fairytales and love, love, LOVE the Lunar Chronicles ♥ I still need to read Ella Enchanted and the Grimm Fairytales though! Avalon High sounds cool too^^ Awesome picks! Here's my TTT this week

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  7. Oh my gosh, I loved reading Gail Carson Levine's books growing up! Great topic!