December 11, 2015

Fairy Tale Retellings

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Top Five Fairy Tale Retellings.

Now, I'm not a huge fan of fairy tale retellings, so I haven't read very many. After searching lists of options, I found five. Sort of.

Here goes.


Cinder by Marissa Meyer - This one is on the top of all the lists. It is a retelling of Cinderella, but in the future. And Cinder is a cyborg. And the queen of the moon is threatening to invade.


Wicked by Gregory Maguire - A retelling of The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch of the East's viewpoint. It's kind of naughty and hilarious.

Crystal Cave

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart - I read this Arthurian retelling when I was a teenager. Perfect!

Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly - This is not a retelling of one particular story, but more of a world where the fairy tales are real. And scary.


Lamb by Christopher Moore - This may not count depending on your view of the New Testament. The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal recounts (among other things) how the child Christ discovered his ability to reanimate things, beginning with a lizard.

Do you have any favorite fairy tale retellings?