Top 5 Book Recommendation Series
This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers and faeries.
This week I wanted to focus on Fairy Tale Re-tellings
When I was a kid my mom used to read Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales as bedtime stories to my sister and I. We have this gorgeous giant red book full of old fairy tales that is full of beautiful stories that inspired many longer versions of fairy tales. I grew up on Disney films and have become a lover of the fantasy genre that has roots in many of these tales.
Fairy tale re-tellings have become quite popular lately, so I wanted to share the top five re-tellings on my TBR list. It was EXTREMELY hard to narrow this list down to 5 books.
An Aladdin re-telling with a female jinni. The beautiful cover with a recommendation from Sarah J Maas along with all of the stunning reviews, this is one book that I would love to get my hands on.
This retelling is a little bit different than the rest on the list. This is a contemporary version of Peter Pan written by Alyssa B. Shienmel. I just read A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B Shienmel and promised myself that I would return to her writing.
This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and so far it has gotten rave reviews. It is supposedly a bit darker than the original tale, which is exactly why I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
This one is a Little Mermaid retelling, but with sirens rather than mermaids. WHICH IS HOW IT SHOULD BE! I have heard mixed reviews on this one though, but I absolutely LOVE sirens.
Last but not least, I wanted to mention this series which has been on my TBR forever. Each book is a retelling of a different fairy tale and they all look amazing. These stories are based on the Disney versions of the tales, but explore what would happen if a key point in the films turned out a bit different. These fractured fairy tales are sure to be interesting.
I wanna hear from you guys!
What is your favorite fairy tale? Do you enjoy re-tellings? What are some fairy tales re-tellings that you really love? Have you read any of the books on this list? Make sure to comment so we can talk about it!