Top Ten Tuesday, Tales as Old as Time

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FairyTale RETELLINGs on my tbr list

1. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. Half Snow White and part Sleeping Beauty, Gaiman is always clever in weaving a story full of magic.

2/3/4. Cinder/Scarlet/Cress by Marissa MeyerThe Lunar Chronicles has been on my radar for awhile but I haven’t gotten around to reading the series yet. I think I’ll get around to these just as the next book in the series is released late this fall.

5. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee AhdiehSo much buzz on this one. People have read it and gush, gush, gush all about how great it was. I am looking forward to getting around to this one. A love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasAnother widely popular book on the interwebs. A Beauty and the Beast blended fantasy story sounds pretty amazing. I think 95% of the readers of this book loved it. I’m hoping I fall into the majority.

7. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesBased on the Grimm fairy tale The Handless Maiden, I imagine this book will take me by surprise. It has been dubbed a page turner and we all love those types of books. Looking forward to getting my hands on this one.

8. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah OcklerThe Little Mermaid was on repeat in my house the year it was released on VHS. My sister and I loved that movie and we even had to buy a new copy because we wore the tape out. This book sounds right up my alley.

9. Mystic City by Theo LawrenceRomeo and Juliet, enough said.

10. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. A school “where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains.” I imagine it as Hogwarts mixed with Hans Christian Andersen. Sounds entertaining.

I imagine a lot of top tens have a similar combination. This is a niche genre that I have only recently started to delve into. Until next time, readers.


Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up where The Broke and the Bookish provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in on it with their own top ten list. Check out their blog for more bookish fun.

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Top Ten Tuesday, Tales as Old as Time

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday, Tales as Old as Time

  1. Vanessa says:

    Most of these are on my list, cannot wait to get to them! I didn’t know about Mystic City, though, and I am a Shakes girl all the way, that is definitely being added to the pile!

  2. I’ve read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids and absolutely loved it. I thought Ockler did a great job incorporating a mix of mermaid folklore from Disney’s TLM and Hans Christian Anderson’s original tale. Hope you enjoy it! ^.^

  3. I really want to get to Mystic City since i really did not like the original Romeo and Juliet – I know don’t flog me. But i just found it too dramatic. Still i want to see if a retelling will be more to my taste.
    I have A Court of Thorns and Roses on my list as well, and i have to say that the story itself is not as fantastic as people keep saying, but i love the writing so much that it was a fantastic book for me anyways. But the story itself is nothing new or exciting in most aspects. So if you look for a new story spin, this will most likely not be fantastic, but if you love fantastic writing it might be perfect for you. Just my two cents on that topic 😉
    Fantastic list 🙂

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