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Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Members: 57 participating members (show all)

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1
5,195 members, 180 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Charmella1 (1), el_len (1), kerrygiven (1), kceccato (1), guyalice (1), SunnySD (1), al.vick (1), trollsdotter (1), Quaisior (1), LShelby (1), SylviaC (1)12 more, ncgraham (1), foggidawn (1), nessreader (2), Caramellunacy (2), briarhills (2), loremistress (3), merrystar (4), Alloria (5), pwaites (7), keristars (11), staffordcastle (14), Herenya

Score: 79.43

Explanations:

Caramellunacy (2): On of my favorites - I read this retelling of beauty in the beast in high school (I think) originally and was pleasantly surprised at how much it felt like the Disney movie in terms of tone and sense of magic.… (more)

2
1,771 members, 55 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: mkbird (1), AlbaRosa (1), merrystar (1), staffordcastle (1), souloftherose (1), nessreader (3), briarhills (3), foggidawn (5), inge87 (10), trollsdotter (16), guyalice (53)1 more, Herenya

Score: 36.55

3
9,896 members, 350 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Caramellunacy (1), MikeBriggs (1), norabelle414 (2), kceccato (3), el_len (4), mybookshelf (4), pwaites (5), nessreader (5), ncgraham (5), LShelby (6), trollsdotter (12)3 more, foggidawn (19), parasolofdoom, Herenya

Thumbs down: merrystar, Quaisior

Score: 34.81

Explanations:

Caramellunacy (1): I absolutely loved this re-telling of Cinderella. It stands pretty much as the pinnacle of what I wanted my middle grade reading to be. Plus I swooned a bit over Prince Charmont...… (more)

4
3,967 members, 110 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: rarm (1), Cecrow (2), inge87 (3), guyalice (3), souloftherose (4), kceccato (5), blackdove07 (5), briarhills (6), nessreader (7), DeltaQueen50 (14), spiphany1 more, parasolofdoom

Score: 33.56

5
3,274 members, 160 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: hailelib (1), el_len (2), DeltaQueen50 (2), pwaites (3), kceccato (4), loremistress (4), keristars (4), Caramellunacy (5), ncgraham (8), foggidawn (9), merrystar (20)2 more, guyalice (30), Herenya

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 33.28

Explanations:

Caramellunacy (5): A charming retelling of The Goose Girl.

6
1,686 members, 35 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: generalkala (1), kceccato (2), el_len (3), SunnySD (3), nessreader (4), trollsdotter (4), DeltaQueen50 (5), hailelib (6), loremistress (12), keristars (12), staffordcastle (15)1 more, parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 30.69

7
23,779 members, 581 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), electrice (1), PawsforThought (1), leahbird (1), bethielouwho (3), guyalice (5), nessreader (8), kceccato (10), parasolofdoom

Score: 28.38

8
3,312 members, 74 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: SunnySD (2), mybookshelf (2), Quaisior (3), briarhills (4), el_len (5), kceccato (6), keristars (6), foggidawn (16), merrystar (18), loremistress (19), DeltaQueen50 (21)2 more, guyalice (23), Herenya

Thumbs down: bestem, ncgraham

Score: 28

9
1,018 members, 13 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), mkbird (2), LShelby (2), Alloria (6), el_len (8), trollsdotter (8), nessreader (9), foggidawn (15), merrystar (22), loremistress (22), guyalice (48)

Score: 26.96

10
2,491 members, 56 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), merrystar (3), SunnySD (4), Quaisior (4), el_len (6), keristars (7), loremistress (20), guyalice (21), foggidawn (22), Herenya, parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: ncgraham

Score: 25.42

11
1,276 members, 34 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2), staffordcastle (2), ncgraham (2), briarhills (5), nessreader (6), foggidawn (6), merrystar (13), hailelib (24), guyalice (51), Herenya

Score: 25.36

12
3,432 members, 109 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: quigui (1), Cecrow (2), Quaisior (2), DeltaQueen50 (4), ncgraham (4), kceccato (7), guyalice (52), parasolofdoom, Herenya

Score: 24.43

13
1,585 members, 26 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: trollsdotter (2), mkbird (4), Quaisior (5), merrystar (6), ncgraham (6), briarhills (8), el_len (10), foggidawn (20), Herenya (22), guyalice (50)

Score: 23.85

14
2,396 members, 100 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: cablesclasses (1), Cecrow (1), LisaMaria_C (1), hailelib (3), guyalice (4), DeltaQueen50 (12), merrystar (17), loremistress (23)

Score: 23.81

15
1,419 members, 38 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), mkbird (3), staffordcastle (3), ncgraham (3), briarhills (9), Quaisior (11), kceccato (11), guyalice (49), Herenya

Score: 22.76

16
1,508 members, 73 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: quigui (2), DeltaQueen50 (3), foggidawn (3), Quaisior (6), briarhills (7), kceccato (8), merrystar (21), guyalice (57), Herenya, parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: ncgraham

Score: 22.26

17
2,131 members, 57 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: generalkala (2), Quaisior (7), trollsdotter (7), staffordcastle (8), el_len (11), kceccato (14), DeltaQueen50 (15), hailelib (19), guyalice (82), parasolofdoom

Score: 22.24

18
4,782 members, 203 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: bethielouwho (1), bestem (1), norabelle414 (1), hailelib (5), el_len (7), guyalice (7), keristars (9), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: spiphany

Score: 21.94

19
6,208 members, 645 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Alloria (2), inge87 (4), DeltaQueen50 (6), pwaites (9), nessreader (17), hailelib (20), kceccato (21), foggidawn (33), guyalice (80)

Score: 19.79

20
1,712 members, 18 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: generalkala (3), staffordcastle (4), trollsdotter (6), hailelib (7), loremistress (8), el_len (9), kceccato (9), guyalice (33), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 19.58

21
5,525 members, 102 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (2), ahef1963 (3), al.vick (3), pwaites (8), briarhills (13), el_len (14), kceccato (15), guyalice (45)

Score: 19.57

22
887 members, 61 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: bethielouwho (2), KimarieBee (3), SunnySD (8), inge87 (11), foggidawn (13), DeltaQueen50 (20), guyalice (34), Herenya

Score: 18.7

23
2,065 members, 133 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: pwaites (2), keristars (2), Caramellunacy (3), hailelib (8), guyalice (16), Herenya, parasolofdoom

Score: 18.25

Explanations:

Caramellunacy (3): A lovely telling of an Asian-inspired (Mongolian?) fairy tale (with certain similarities to Rapunzel) involving a spirited young peasant woman determined to look out for her mistress.… (more)

24
1,212 members, 19 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Jarandel (1), aulsmith (1), nessreader (10), merrystar (11), el_len (12), guyalice (47), parasolofdoom

Score: 18.16

25
8,050 members, 102 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), ahef1963 (4), pwaites (4), souloftherose (10), briarhills (16), el_len (33), merrystar (36), guyalice (72)

Score: 17.95

26
1,707 members, 62 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: loremistress (2), merrystar (5), inge87 (6), briarhills (12), nessreader (14), guyalice (77), Herenya

Score: 16.23

27
1,209 members, 40 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: mybookshelf (3), SunnySD (5), merrystar (7), trollsdotter (11), el_len (15), guyalice (39), Herenya

Score: 16.07

28
1,090 members, 120 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: LShelby (3), Alloria (4), keristars (8), DeltaQueen50 (11), foggidawn (24), guyalice (31), Herenya

Score: 16.01

29
2,749 members, 75 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: mybookshelf (1), al.vick (2), inge87 (8), nessreader (12), merrystar (23), guyalice (24)

Score: 15.53

30
1,469 members, 19 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: generalkala (6), staffordcastle (6), inge87 (7), hailelib (12), loremistress (13), el_len (16), kceccato (17), guyalice (58)

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 15.25

31
719 members, 60 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: loremistress (1), keeneam (1), foggidawn (12), el_len (20), Herenya (27), guyalice (76)

Score: 15.15

32
522 members, 33 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: keeneam (2), loremistress (6), foggidawn (11), DeltaQueen50 (16), el_len (18), Herenya (26), guyalice (113)

Score: 15.06

33
1,124 members, 95 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (2), quigui (3), SunnySD (6), Alloria (8), briarhills (10), guyalice (79)

Score: 14.93

34
1,098 members, 74 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: loremistress (5), DeltaQueen50 (8), foggidawn (8), merrystar (14), el_len (17), trollsdotter (17), guyalice (105), Herenya

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 14.76

35
1,349 members, 30 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: generalkala (4), Quaisior (9), staffordcastle (9), hailelib (11), DeltaQueen50 (17), el_len (22), guyalice (112)

Score: 14.69

36
1,690 members, 50 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (7), DeltaQueen50 (9), ncgraham (9), kceccato (13), guyalice (81), Herenya, parasolofdoom

Score: 14.62

37
2,627 members, 67 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (10), SunnySD (10), nessreader (11), briarhills (11), merrystar (16), guyalice (46), Herenya

Score: 14.5

38
451 members, 37 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1), KimarieBee (1), mkbird (5), souloftherose (7), guyalice (106)

Score: 14.38

39
4,232 members, 111 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Alloria (1), SunnySD (7), Quaisior (8), trollsdotter (9), kceccato (12), el_len (13), staffordcastle (16), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: foggidawn, merrystar, pwaites

Score: 13.44

Explanations:

merrystar (0): I love this, but it is not a fairy-tale retelling.

pwaites (0): Not a fairy tale retelling, just plays on the cliches of fairy tales.

40
1,143 members, 9 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (10), loremistress (10), hailelib (17), kceccato (23), merrystar (27), el_len (28), guyalice (73)

Score: 13.16

41
1,537 members, 18 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: generalkala (5), staffordcastle (5), loremistress (9), hailelib (10), kceccato (16), el_len (21), guyalice (107)

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 13.02

42
534 members, 34 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: loremistress (7), generalkala (7), hailelib (9), staffordcastle (13), el_len (23), guyalice (108), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 12.43

43
649 members, 44 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: cablesclasses (2), bethielouwho (4), Caramellunacy (6), guyalice (29), foggidawn (30)

Score: 12.18

Explanations:

Caramellunacy (6): A retelling of Cinderella set in China. Very enjoyable, though painful to read sometimes.

44
1,318 members, 16 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (7), hailelib (13), loremistress (14), kceccato (18), el_len (24), guyalice (114), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 11.64

45
3,658 members, 109 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (8), pwaites (16), hailelib (26), guyalice (66), cej1027

Score: 11.55

46
819 members, 25 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (11), hailelib (14), kceccato (20), el_len (25), guyalice (115), parasolofdoom

Score: 11.2

47
3,171 members, 114 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: hailelib (4), pwaites (6), briarhills (14), loremistress (17), el_len (26), kceccato (27)

Thumbs down: ncgraham

Score: 10.95

48
569 members, 11 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: nessreader (1), ncgraham (7), pwaites (10), foggidawn (27)

Score: 10.46

49
8,616 members, 111 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (2), blackdove07 (4), ahef1963 (5), guyalice (65)

Score: 10.28

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (2): "Snow, Glass, Apples" a retelling of Snow White from the Evil Queen's POV - brilliant!

50
1,396 members, 74 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: SunnySD (9), trollsdotter (13), briarhills (17), merrystar (31), Herenya

Score: 10.15

Explanations:

merrystar (31): Would rate it higher, but the link to the fairy tale is tenuous

51
409 members, 6 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: bestem (4), trollsdotter (14), el_len (27), guyalice (28), merrystar (37)

Score: 10.01

52
1,316 members, 49 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: hailelib (2), foggidawn (26), el_len (29), merrystar (30), guyalice (67)

Score: 9.97

53
2,089 members, 24 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), aulsmith (2), el_len (19)

Score: 9.28

54
3,095 members, 257 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (1), flying_monkeys (1), guyalice (109)

Score: 9.24

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (1): For the same reason it was #1 in my Top 5 Books Read in 2013: it's a perfect blend of reality and magic, facts and folklore.

55
5,112 members, 170 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: pwaites (15), hailelib (25), guyalice (74), cej1027

Score: 9.19

56
2,053 members, 46 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (13), Quaisior (15), kceccato (28), guyalice (110), parasolofdoom

Score: 9.15

57
948 members, 35 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: keristars (1), guyalice (20), spiphany

Score: 8.72

58
1,420 members, 26 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3), Quaisior (12), nessreader (13), guyalice (78), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 8.67

Explanations:

merrystar (0): I found this book depressing.

59
271 members, 4 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Alloria (3), guyalice (19), kceccato (22), merrystar (25)

Score: 8.59

60
5,672 members, 297 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: pwaites (1), ahef1963 (6), guyalice (63)

Score: 7.98

61
765 members, 48 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (13), kceccato (24), guyalice (38), Herenya

Score: 7.59

62
594 members, 21 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (12), hailelib (15), loremistress (15), guyalice (111), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 7.48

63
1,253 members, 113 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (14), merrystar (15), DeltaQueen50 (19), guyalice (68)

Score: 7.41

64
7,269 members, 126 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), bethielouwho (5), nessreader (15), kceccato (19), guyalice (40)

Thumbs down: merrystar, Quaisior

Score: 7.25

65
979 members, 11 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Jarandel (2), loremistress (18), guyalice (26)

Score: 7.08

66
1,875 members, 38 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (14), hailelib (23), kceccato (25), guyalice (75)

Score: 7.04

67
387 members, 21 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: merrystar (12), hailelib (22), el_len (31), guyalice (116)

Score: 6.91

68
1,091 members, 59 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (6), guyalice (69), spiphany

Score: 6.77

69
318 members, 19 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Herenya (3), inge87 (9), guyalice (122)

Score: 6.55

70
1,982 members, 47 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (2), el_len (32), guyalice (70)

Score: 6.43

71
792 members, 13 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: guyalice (2), hipdeep (3)

Score: 6.4

72
1,140 members, 83 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), ahef1963 (7), guyalice (117)

Score: 6.35

73
578 members, 3 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: guyalice (11), nessreader (16), parasolofdoom

Score: 6.23

74
500 members, 16 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: quigui (4), foggidawn (31), guyalice (35)

Score: 6.17

75
42 members, 1 review
4.8 stars (4.8 stars)

Lists: LShelby (4), merrystar (19), guyalice (71)

Score: 6.12

76
696 members, 26 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: bestem (2), inge87 (5), keristars (10), guyalice (22), kceccato (26)

Thumbs down: merrystar, Quaisior, ncgraham

Score: 5.91

77
1,104 members, 28 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (10), hailelib (21), el_len (30), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 5.86

78
604 members, 21 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: SunnySD (11), hailelib (16), guyalice (36)

Score: 5.83

79
6,369 members, 129 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), foggidawn (34)

Score: 5.66

80
2,139 members, 56 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: pwaites (14), merrystar (26), guyalice (32)

Score: 5.52

81
685 members, 60 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: merrystar (9), foggidawn (32), guyalice (62)

Score: 5.42

82
2,775 members, 206 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (7), foggidawn (35), guyalice (119)

Score: 5.32

83
506 members, 22 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (10), merrystar (29), guyalice (84)

Score: 5.29

84
349 members, 19 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: briarhills (15), kceccato (29), guyalice (61)

Score: 5.19

85
1,501 members, 14 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: loremistress (16), kceccato (30), guyalice (60)

Score: 5.15

86
493 members, 9 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: keristars (3), guyalice (13)

Score: 5.15

87
by Brom
940 members, 50 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), guyalice (42)

Score: 4.94

89
635 members, 19 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: guyalice (6), pwaites (11)

Score: 4.75

90
871 members, 71 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (4), guyalice (25)

Score: 4.62

91
25 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: guyalice (43), spiphany

Score: 4.39

92
693 members, 21 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: guyalice (44), spiphany

Score: 4.38

93
394 members, 40 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Caramellunacy (4), guyalice (64)

Score: 4.24

Explanations:

Caramellunacy (4): Apparently a re-telling of East of the Moon, West of the Sun (which I've never read), this seemed like a mix of Beauty and the Beast and the Cupid and Psyche myth to me. Very enjoyable - reminded me of McKinley's writing.… (more)

94
94 members, 3 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: trollsdotter (5), guyalice (59)

Score: 4.12

95
42 members, 1 review
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: guyalice (118), spiphany

Score: 4.04

96
434 members, 8 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (1)

Score: 4

97
3 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: JamieLeFay (1)

Score: 4

98
8 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: LShelby (5), guyalice (120)

Score: 3.88

99
213 members, 8 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: pwaites (12), foggidawn (29)

Score: 3.87

100
350 members, 32 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Alloria (7), guyalice (121), Herenya

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 3.73

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