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Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Members: 57 participating members (show all)

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2
1,778 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

15
1,422 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

10
2,497 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

1
5,222 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)

26
1,714 members, 63 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 16.23

12
1,589 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

27
1,221 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

101
112 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.

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

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

Score: 5.42

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

Lists: merrystar (10), guyalice (83)

Score: 3.58

24
1,216 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

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

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

Score: 6.91

34
1,105 members, 74 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

63
1,263 members, 113 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 7.45

37
2,634 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

13
2,405 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

8
3,320 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

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

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

Score: 6.15

5
3,291 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.

16
1,517 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

9
1,022 members, 13 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), merrystar (21), loremistress (22), guyalice (48)

Score: 26.98

29
2,753 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

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

Lists: merrystar (23), guyalice (94)

Score: 3.11

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

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

Score: 8.61

80
2,151 members, 56 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Score: 5.54

40
1,144 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

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

Lists: merrystar (27), guyalice (56)

Score: 3.22

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

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

Score: 5.31

52
1,330 members, 49 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 9.98

50
1,404 members, 75 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 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

146
630 members, 12 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: merrystar (31)

Score: 1.7

147
569 members, 10 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: merrystar (32)

Score: 1.68

148
1,789 members, 41 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: merrystar (33)

Score: 1.67

140
17,409 members, 466 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8), merrystar (34)

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 2.04

Explanations:

hipdeep (0): Great book. Not a retelling of an existing fairy tale.

25
8,076 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

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

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

Score: 10.02

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2,360 members, 38 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: loremistress (21)

Thumbs down: guyalice, merrystar

Score: < 0

Explanations:

merrystar (0): robin hood isn't a fairy tale

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335 members, 9 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: guyalice (27)

Thumbs down: merrystar, Herenya

Score: < 0

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2,804 members, 216 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: trollsdotter (3)

Thumbs down: foggidawn, merrystar, pwaites

Score: < 0

Explanations:

pwaites (0): Not a fairy tale retelling.

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9,945 members, 351 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)

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4,254 members, 114 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.

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7,301 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

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1,422 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.

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697 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

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Started by: foggidawn (January 2012)

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