Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we can all share lists.
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1. The Wrath and the Dawn–Renee Ahdieh
I’m reading this and I love the characters. And the setting. And the story. And the fact that it’s a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses–Sarah J. Maas
As of this moment, I am desperately trying to finish this in 3 days (which doesn’t seem impossible but I’m working crazy hours this week). I’m wary of this because although readers liked this Beauty and the Beast retelling, they had problems with the love story.
3. A Throne of Glass–Sarah J. Maas
I didn’t know this before but this started out as a Cinderella retelling. I think my brain just exploded from that tidbit.
4. Cruel Beauty-Rosamund Hodge
Another Beauty and the Beast retelling and I enjoyed this. I can’t say that I loved it because I never connected to the characters but it was a creative spin on the fairytale.
5. Cinder-Marissa Meyer
A cyborg Cinderella. A. cyborg. Cyborg. I need to catch up before the last book comes out!
6. Splintered-A.G. Howard
I’ve read rave reviews. And tears about a certain character named Morpheus. BRING IT ON. I have my box of tissues ready.
7. The Sword of Summer-Rick Riordan
Maybe this isn’t considered a retelling of a fairytale, per se. But this has some unique twists on Norse mythology.
8. Alice in Zombieland-Gena Showalter
What do you get when you combine Alice with zombies? I assume a lot of gore and brain-sucking? Yes, please?
9. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids-Sarah Ockler
Pretty much feels like every retelling is fantasy or sci-fi so A Little Mermaid contemporary retelling sounds fantastic.
10. Of Metal and Wishes-Sarah Fine
A RETELLING OF PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? How cool is that?!
I do apologize for the lack of posts lately. It’s exam season and I’m half on the verge of tears and half crazy. After this week, I’ll have some reviews up soon.
What are your favourite retalings (it’ll be popular, you’ll see)? What other fairytales do you want to be retold? Thank you for reading this week’s TTT!