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Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Members: 57 participating members (show all)

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1
5,246 members, 182 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)

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

Lists: guyalice (2), hipdeep (3)

Score: 6.4

4
4,015 members, 109 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

13
2,415 members, 101 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 23.84

7
23,941 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

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

Lists: guyalice (6), pwaites (11)

Score: 4.75

18
4,844 members, 205 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

130
1,455 members, 15 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: guyalice (8), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 2.41

133
973 members, 9 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: guyalice (9)

Score: 2.31

136
811 members, 7 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: guyalice (10)

Score: 2.25

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

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

Score: 6.23

138
474 members, 5 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: guyalice (12)

Score: 2.15

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

Lists: keristars (3), guyalice (13)

Score: 5.15

139
108 members, 1 review
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: guyalice (14)

Score: 2.07

141
830 members, 68 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: guyalice (15)

Score: 2.03

23
2,082 members, 134 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)

144
304 members, 12 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: guyalice (17)

Score: 1.97

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

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

Score: 8.61

57
959 members, 36 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 8.72

10
2,504 members, 56 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

76
699 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

8
3,332 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 (17), loremistress (19), DeltaQueen50 (21)2 more, guyalice (23), Herenya

Thumbs down: bestem, ncgraham

Score: 28.03

29
2,759 members, 75 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 15.55

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

Lists: foggidawn (4), guyalice (25)

Score: 4.62

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

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

Score: 7.08

162
335 members, 9 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: guyalice (27)

Thumbs down: merrystar, Herenya

Score: < 0

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

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

Score: 10.02

43
649 members, 43 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.

5
3,306 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 (19)2 more, guyalice (30), Herenya

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 33.31

Explanations:

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

28
1,101 members, 119 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 16.01

80
2,163 members, 56 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Score: 5.54

20
1,726 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
890 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

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

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

Score: 6.17

78
610 members, 21 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

Score: 5.83

149
71 members, 1 review
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: guyalice (37)

Score: 1.62

61
779 members, 48 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 7.59

27
1,233 members, 40 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

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

Score: 16.07

64
7,320 members, 128 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

150
263 members, 3 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: guyalice (41)

Score: 1.58

87
by Brom
947 members, 51 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), guyalice (42)

Score: 4.94

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

Lists: guyalice (43), spiphany

Score: 4.39

92
705 members, 21 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: guyalice (44), spiphany

Score: 4.38

21
5,566 members, 103 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

37
2,639 members, 68 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 14.53

24
1,223 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

9
1,029 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 (21), loremistress (22), guyalice (48)

Score: 26.98

15
1,425 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

12
1,598 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
1,285 members, 34 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Score: 23.25

11
3,467 members, 110 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

2
1,790 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

151
219 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: guyalice (54), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 1.51

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): The AIDS section of this book was dated when it was written and left a bad taste in my mouth.

159
383 members, 6 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: guyalice (55)

Thumbs down: spiphany

Score: < 0

114
67 members, 1 review
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: merrystar (27), guyalice (56)

Score: 3.22

16
1,514 members, 74 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 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

30
1,474 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

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

Lists: trollsdotter (5), guyalice (59)

Score: 4.12

85
1,513 members, 14 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Score: 5.15

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

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

Score: 5.19

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

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

Score: 5.42

60
5,702 members, 298 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 7.98

93
396 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)

49
8,662 members, 112 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!

45
3,675 members, 109 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 11.55

52
1,341 members, 49 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 9.98

63
1,268 members, 113 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 7.45

68
1,113 members, 60 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 6.77

70
1,991 members, 47 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 6.43

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

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

Score: 6.15

25
8,116 members, 102 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 17.96

40
1,146 members, 9 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

Score: 13.17

55
5,116 members, 171 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 9.19

66
1,898 members, 38 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 7.04

31
718 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

26
1,721 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

58
1,425 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.

33
1,137 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

19
6,359 members, 656 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

36
1,708 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

17
2,149 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

102
402 members, 3 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar (10), guyalice (83)

Score: 3.58

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

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

Score: 5.31

103
87 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: trollsdotter (10), guyalice (85)

Score: 3.57

106
1,082 members, 21 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: loremistress (11), hailelib (18), guyalice (86)

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 3.45

107
2,641 members, 127 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: pwaites (13), guyalice (87)

Score: 3.42

116
1,109 members, 82 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (22), guyalice (88)

Score: 3.15

101
113 members, 2 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: merrystar (8), guyalice (89)

Score: 3.68

Explanations:

merrystar (8): Probably my favorite Cinderella; the language is a treat for reading aloud.

109
1,174 members, 12 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: guyalice (90), parasolofdoom

Score: 3.33

110
75 members, 1 review
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: guyalice (91), parasolofdoom

Score: 3.33

111
235 members, 14 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (18), guyalice (92)

Score: 3.23

118
213 members, 19 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (23), guyalice (93)

Score: 3.12

119
719 members, 15 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: merrystar (23), guyalice (94)

Score: 3.11

120
196 members, 15 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (25), guyalice (95)

Score: 3.07

131
1,567 members, 160 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: bestem (3), guyalice (96)

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2.32

152
1,164 members, 23 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: guyalice (97)

Score: 1.28

153
709 members, 11 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: guyalice (98)

Score: 1.27

124
464 members, 37 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (37), guyalice (99)

Score: 2.89

154
147 members, 7 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: guyalice (100)

Score: 1.27

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