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Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Members: 59 participating members (show all)

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1
5,518 members, 187 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 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)13 more, ncgraham (1), foggidawn (1), nessreader (2), Caramellunacy (2), briarhills (2), loremistress (3), merrystar (4), Alloria (5), pwaites (7), keristars (11), jain (12), staffordcastle (14), Herenya

Score: 81.57

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
10,589 members, 360 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 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)4 more, jain (13), foggidawn (19), parasolofdoom, Herenya

Thumbs down: merrystar, Quaisior

Score: 36.91

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)

jain (13): Cinderella

3
1,883 members, 53 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 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

4
4,312 members, 121 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 35.63

5
3,578 members, 163 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: hailelib (1), el_len (2), DeltaQueen50 (2), pwaites (3), kceccato (4), loremistress (4), keristars (4), Caramellunacy (5), ncgraham (8), foggidawn (9), merrystar (19)2 more, guyalice (30), Herenya

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 33.31

Explanations:

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

6
1,738 members, 34 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 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
1,068 members, 15 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), mkbird (2), LShelby (2), Alloria (6), el_len (8), trollsdotter (8), nessreader (9), foggidawn (15), jain (16), merrystar (21), loremistress (22)1 more, guyalice (48)

Score: 28.98

8
24,653 members, 594 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

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

Score: 28.38

9
3,443 members, 78 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 (17), loremistress (19), DeltaQueen50 (21)2 more, guyalice (23), Herenya

Thumbs down: bestem, ncgraham

Score: 28.03

10
2,515 members, 101 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: cablesclasses (1), Cecrow (1), LisaMaria_C (1), hailelib (3), guyalice (4), jain (9), DeltaQueen50 (12), merrystar (16), loremistress (23)

Score: 26.15

Explanations:

jain (9): Sleeping Beauty

11
1,361 members, 33 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2), staffordcastle (2), ncgraham (2), jain (4), briarhills (5), nessreader (6), foggidawn (6), hailelib (24), guyalice (51), Herenya

Score: 26.08

Explanations:

jain (4): Tam Lin

12
2,574 members, 54 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 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

13
3,694 members, 115 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

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

Score: 24.43

14
1,660 members, 24 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 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

15
1,485 members, 40 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 22.76

16
1,583 members, 70 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: quigui (2), DeltaQueen50 (3), foggidawn (3), Quaisior (6), briarhills (7), kceccato (8), merrystar (20), guyalice (57), Herenya, parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: ncgraham

Score: 22.28

17
2,209 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
5,135 members, 210 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 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
1,289 members, 20 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 20.4

20
7,254 members, 703 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 19.79

21
1,776 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

22
5,867 members, 106 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 19.57

23
1,768 members, 66 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 18.79

24
922 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

25
2,175 members, 138 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 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)

26
8,454 members, 108 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), ahef1963 (4), pwaites (4), souloftherose (10), briarhills (16), el_len (33), merrystar (35), guyalice (72)

Score: 17.96

27
2,729 members, 69 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (10), SunnySD (10), nessreader (11), briarhills (11), jain (15), merrystar (15), guyalice (46), Herenya

Score: 16.56

Explanations:

jain (15): Donkeyskin

28
1,321 members, 41 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

29
1,183 members, 122 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 16.01

30
2,833 members, 76 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: mybookshelf (1), al.vick (2), inge87 (8), nessreader (12), merrystar (22), guyalice (24)

Score: 15.55

31
1,537 members, 19 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 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

32
764 members, 60 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 15.15

33
557 members, 34 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 15.06

34
1,216 members, 97 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Score: 14.93

35
1,189 members, 78 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: loremistress (5), DeltaQueen50 (8), foggidawn (8), merrystar (13), el_len (17), trollsdotter (17), guyalice (105), Herenya

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 14.8

36
1,409 members, 31 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 14.69

37
1,833 members, 55 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 14.62

38
511 members, 38 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 14.38

39
1,188 members, 10 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (10), loremistress (10), hailelib (17), kceccato (23), merrystar (26), el_len (28), guyalice (73)

Score: 13.17

40
1,585 members, 18 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 13.02

41
574 members, 35 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 12.43

42
686 members, 47 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 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.

43
1,370 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

44
3,809 members, 109 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 11.55

45
4,616 members, 122 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: jain, foggidawn, merrystar, pwaites

Score: 11.44

Explanations:

jain (0): Not a retelling.

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.

46
858 members, 26 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

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

Score: 11.2

47
3,388 members, 115 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ncgraham

Score: 10.95

48
351 members, 21 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: jain (1), Herenya (3), inge87 (9), guyalice (122)

Score: 10.55

Explanations:

jain (1): The Twelve Dancing Princesses

49
603 members, 12 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 10.46

50
8,964 members, 116 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!

51
1,493 members, 73 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: SunnySD (9), trollsdotter (13), briarhills (17), merrystar (30), Herenya

Score: 10.16

Explanations:

merrystar (30): Would rate it higher, but the link to the fairy tale is tenuous

52
430 members, 6 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: bestem (4), trollsdotter (14), el_len (27), guyalice (28), merrystar (36)

Score: 10.02

53
1,427 members, 49 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 9.98

54
2,206 members, 27 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

55
3,569 members, 285 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.

56
5,389 members, 172 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 9.19

57
2,149 members, 48 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 9.15

58
1,433 members, 99 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), ahef1963 (7), jain (8), guyalice (117)

Score: 8.73

Explanations:

jain (8): Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

59
1,008 members, 37 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 8.72

60
1,477 members, 28 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 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.

61
290 members, 4 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Alloria (3), guyalice (19), kceccato (22), merrystar (24)

Score: 8.61

62
5,939 members, 302 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 7.98

63
816 members, 47 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 7.59

64
631 members, 22 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 7.48

65
1,389 members, 117 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 7.45

66
7,541 members, 129 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

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

Thumbs down: merrystar, Quaisior

Score: 7.25

67
1,010 members, 11 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 7.08

68
1,975 members, 42 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 7.04

69
455 members, 21 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 6.91

70
1,294 members, 66 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 6.77

71
2,151 members, 53 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 6.43

72
837 members, 13 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: guyalice (2), hipdeep (3)

Score: 6.4

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

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

Score: 6.23

74
529 members, 16 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 6.17

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

Lists: LShelby (4), merrystar (18), guyalice (71)

Score: 6.15

76
718 members, 28 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Thumbs down: merrystar, Quaisior, ncgraham

Score: 5.91

77
1,154 members, 30 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 5.86

78
629 members, 20 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 5.83

79
6,888 members, 132 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), foggidawn (34)

Score: 5.66

80
2,273 members, 57 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: pwaites (14), merrystar (25), guyalice (32)

Score: 5.54

81
730 members, 64 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 5.42

82
3,323 members, 235 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 5.32

83
530 members, 22 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (10), merrystar (28), guyalice (84)

Score: 5.31

84
365 members, 17 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 5.19

85
1,559 members, 16 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

Score: 5.15

86
527 members, 9 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: keristars (3), guyalice (13)

Score: 5.15

87
by Brom
1,030 members, 56 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), guyalice (42)

Score: 4.94

89
152 members, 8 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: jain (7), Herenya (9)

Score: 4.77

Explanations:

jain (7): Beauty and the Beast

90
678 members, 19 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: guyalice (6), pwaites (11)

Score: 4.75

91
939 members, 71 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (4), guyalice (25)

Score: 4.62

92
25 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: guyalice (43), spiphany

Score: 4.39

93
761 members, 22 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: guyalice (44), spiphany

Score: 4.38

94
417 members, 39 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 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)

95
99 members, 3 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: trollsdotter (5), guyalice (59)

Score: 4.12

96
43 members, 1 review
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: guyalice (118), spiphany

Score: 4.04

97
669 members, 40 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: OphelieDepoortere (1)

Score: 4

98
459 members, 10 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: blackdove07 (1)

Score: 4

99
4 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: JamieLeFay (1)

Score: 4

100
9 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: LShelby (5), guyalice (120)

Score: 3.88

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