The genre or sub-genre of retold fairy tales is one of my favorite. When Miss Charity of Austinitis wrote about reading Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, I knew I needed to list the fairy tales that I have read.
(the original plot not the stories the heroine told)
The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey. It was okay-not good enough to reread; I am looking forward to reading Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher which I heard about on the Austinitis blog.
Beastly by Alex Flinn-I am being generous by putting this under fairy tales retold-it doesn’t have quite the romance and allure that the others do. I do not at recommend it for young readers as it is at the least very sensual in some parts. I liked it well enough though.
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine-this is light and oh, so sweet.
Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie. I started this but did not finish I don’t think. I really did not like how it turned out. The writing wasn’t very good, common to its type.
Rapunzel-I don’t think I have read any, but I welcome suggestions!
A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce. I liked it-it is not of the higher order, but its better than many (most?) of the fantasy/fairy tale genre.
Swan Princess-I welcome suggestions!
Entwined by Heather Dixon. This was lovely.
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George. I think that this fairy tale is one of my favorites if not my favorite-there is something so mysterious and alluring and terrifying about it.
Wildwood Dancing (loosely based and with elements of other stories such as the Princess and the Frog)-I love the mystique of this novel. It does have some scary and dark elements, so it is not for young girls.
Stunning fantasy cover