If you want more info on this awesome tour check it out here! Basically every Sunday for the summer I’ll be spotlighting a blogger because there are too many cool people out there that YOU need to know about.
This week features Mishma from Chasing Faerytales, and I asked her to list some of her favorite fairy tale retellings in young adult books! I mean, we all love those special renditions of Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast, right? (Well, I know I do at least.)
First of all, thanks a lot for Aila, for featuring me here on her blog today.
She invited me to talk about my favourite fairytale retellings, as I love retellings of all kind, and here’s a list of my favourites of that genre.
Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
This book is one of my all time favourite reads, and such an underrated retelling of Cinderella. It tells the story from the ugly stepsister’s perspective, and is an heart breaking story about insecurity, depression and all those negative emotions – such as jealousy, bitterness etc, – that comes with them. It’s such a beautiful, emotional roller coaster, and I wish more people read the book!
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
A mesmerizing and enthralling read based on Middle Eastern culture and inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn will drown you in feels, I guarantee that! It has a beautiful writing, wonderful characters, and most of all, an amazing couple you’ll definitely ship as if your life depends on it!
Scarlet by A.C.Gaughen
A rendition of Robin Hood, with a gender swap, and a few character alterations, Scarlet is a wonderful read and series starter. It has a fierce heroine, lots of action to keep the book interesting, and a wonderful romance, which I look forward to read more of in the sequels.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and the upcoming Winter are retellings of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White respectively, and Marissa Meyer’s unique and fresh take on these fairytale make this series a special one. Not only is it sci fi, it’s also set in different conutries of the world, and sometimes in the outer space, plus it has a batch of awesome main characters. My favourite book in the series is probably Scarlet, though I love all the other books as well!
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
An underrated retelling of The Beauty and the Beast. One of the most beautiful things about this book is that there’s a constant conflict between who’s the beast and and who’s the beauty among the two main characters. Plus the romance was also incredible, with a slow burn and passionate love story brewing in the midst of chaos.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Another Beauty and the Beast retelling, Cruel Beauty was an amazing story with a beautiful writing style, complicated, antiheroic main characters and intricate world building. Plus, the cover is also gorgeous, I can never stop swooning over it even after all this time!:)
Aren’t those book covers just amazing? Thanks so much for sharing your personal faves, Mishma!