Fae Friday

Fae Friday – Fairy Tale Retellings

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We all know those classic fairytales, but sometimes a retelling can blow the classic out of the water. This curious wannabe fae wants to know what are some fairytale retellings that you have enjoyed! 

I love fairy tale retellings, so the struggle this week is going to be not to list ALL of my favorites!

There have been some really awesome fairy tale retellings that I’ve read recently, and some of them were fairy tales that I hadn’t even known about until I read the retelling!

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig is a retelling of the 12 dancing princesses, which I’d never heard of, but it’s a deliciously creepy and awesome retelling with seaside vibes.

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore is a retelling of The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Anderson, which I’d also never heard of, but it’s also mixed with historical fiction and queer romance and accusations of witchcraft. It’s such a great story that I couldn’t put down.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a sci-fi futuristic cyborg retelling of Cinderella that is so much cooler than it sounds. I’m so glad I read it, and each subsequent book in the series adds in another fairy tale character. Except that they’re way cooler than the old school fairy tales.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer is an awesome retelling of Beauty and the Beast featuring a street smart heroine with cerebral palsy, and I loved every second of reading this book.

What fairy tale retellings have you read? I’m always looking to read some more!

17 replies »

  1. Cinder (first book of the Lunar Chronicles) is my favorite one to date! I am currently reading “Till We Have Faces” by CS Lewis (retelling of Psyche and Cupid legend which is one of my favorite tales) and so far it’s extremely intriguing. 🙂

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  2. Salt, Red, and Curse are definitely calling me like the Pied Piper (or Pied Paper? 😅) I haven’t given Cinder much thought, because I tend to focus on lesser-known tales (I know; I’m kind of a literary hipster), but I might think again…

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