Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

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6,281 members
201 reviews
4.1
26 Members
Aquila, Quaisior, trollsdotter, staffordcastle, Caramellunacy, Herenya, LShelby, jain, foggidawn, keristars, guyalice, SunnySD, loremistress, merrystar, nessreader, SylviaC, pwaites, ncgraham, briarhills, kceccato, al.vick, kerrygiven, Alloria, el_len, Charmella1, Chelsea_K
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Caramellunacy: 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.
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13,157 members
400 reviews
4.1
16 Members
trollsdotter, Caramellunacy, Herenya, LShelby, jain, mybookshelf, foggidawn, MikeBriggs, norabelle414, nessreader, pwaites, ncgraham, kceccato, parasolofdoom, el_len, ManWithAnAgenda,merrystar
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Caramellunacy: 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...
jain: Cinderella
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4,250 members
180 reviews
4.2
13 Members
hailelib, Caramellunacy, Herenya, foggidawn, keristars, guyalice, DeltaQueen50, loremistress, merrystar, pwaites, ncgraham, kceccato, el_len
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Caramellunacy: A charming retelling of The Goose Girl.
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1,952 members
37 reviews
3.9
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1,199 members
18 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,882 members
60 reviews
3.9
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3,895 members
82 reviews
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1,579 members
42 reviews
½ 4.3
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105 reviews
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74 reviews
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134 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,870 members
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½ 3.7
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78 reviews
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2,468 members
61 reviews
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7,003 members
131 reviews
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2,036 members
24 reviews
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10,092 members
139 reviews
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1,439 members
21 reviews
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11,423 members
828 reviews
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2,555 members
152 reviews
3.9
7 Members
hailelib, Caramellunacy, Herenya, keristars, guyalice, pwaites, parasolofdoom
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Caramellunacy: 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.
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736 members
39 reviews
½ 3.6
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1,730 members
20 reviews
3.9
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3,068 members
77 reviews
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8 Members
Quaisior, Herenya, jain, guyalice, SunnySD, merrystar, nessreader, briarhills
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jain: Donkeyskin
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1,698 members
46 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,301 members
132 reviews
3.9
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1,069 members
70 reviews
3.8
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901 members
68 reviews
3.8
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705 members
39 reviews
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1,808 members
16 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,536 members
106 reviews
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1,428 members
88 reviews
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1,581 members
35 reviews
3.8
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2,318 members
59 reviews
4.1
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620 members
44 reviews
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1,554 members
16 reviews
½ 3.7
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3,142 members
83 reviews
3.9
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1,393 members
9 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,611 members
31 reviews
3.8
6 Members
Quaisior, guyalice, nessreader, sturlington, souloftherose, parasolofdoom,merrystar
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merrystar : I found this book depressing.
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4,098 members
116 reviews
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5,698 members
148 reviews
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Quaisior, trollsdotter, staffordcastle, SunnySD, kceccato, parasolofdoom, Alloria, el_len,jain ,foggidawn ,merrystar ,pwaites
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jain : Not a retelling.
merrystar : I love this, but it is not a fairy-tale retelling.
pwaites : Not a fairy tale retelling, just plays on the cliches of fairy tales.
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5,718 members
181 reviews
3.9
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987 members
27 reviews
½ 3.7
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4,264 members
127 reviews
½ 3.7
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434 members
34 reviews
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4 Members
Herenya, jain, inge87, guyalice
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jain: The Twelve Dancing Princesses
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733 members
13 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,666 members
80 reviews
3.9
5 Members
trollsdotter, Herenya, SunnySD, merrystar, briarhills
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merrystar: Would rate it higher, but the link to the fairy tale is tenuous
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6,875 members
325 reviews
3.9
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797 members
30 reviews
½ 3.7
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465 members
5 reviews
½ 3.7
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54 reviews
3.8
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52 reviews
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881 members
64 reviews
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798 members
25 reviews
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754 members
48 reviews
½ 3.6
4 Members
Caramellunacy, foggidawn, guyalice, cablesclasses
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Caramellunacy: A retelling of Cinderella set in China. Very enjoyable, though painful to read sometimes.
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2,564 members
32 reviews
4.2
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4,509 members
337 reviews
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guyalice, DeltaQueen50, flying_monkeys
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flying_monkeys: 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.
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2,444 members
59 reviews
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40 reviews
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2,070 members
139 reviews
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jain, guyalice, souloftherose, ahef1963
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jain: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White
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711 members
21 reviews
½ 3.7
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314 members
4 reviews
3.8
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10,215 members
126 reviews
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guyalice, blackdove07, ahef1963, flying_monkeys,ManWithAnAgenda
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flying_monkeys: "Snow, Glass, Apples" a retelling of Snow White from the Evil Queen's POV - brilliant!
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1,313 members
35 reviews
½ 3.7
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967 members
54 reviews
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130 reviews
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12 reviews
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25 reviews
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24 reviews
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Herenya, jain, merrystar
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jain: Beauty and the Beast
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77 reviews
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140 reviews
½ 3.5
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2,756 members
64 reviews
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17 reviews
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hipdeep, guyalice
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622 members
17 reviews
½ 3.7
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1 review
½ 4.5
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199 reviews
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Aquila, jain
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jain: Rumpelstiltskin
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152 reviews
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hipdeep, foggidawn
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66 reviews
½ 3.6
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21 reviews
½ 3.7
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½ 4.3
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633 members
23 reviews
½ 3.7
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18 reviews
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15 reviews
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625 members
10 reviews
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290 reviews
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jain, ManWithAnAgenda
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jain: Father Frost
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229 members
13 reviews
½ 3.7
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guyalice, spiphany
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20 reviews
½ 3.7
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guyalice, pwaites
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4,163 members
129 reviews
3.9
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1,213 members
76 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,306 members
76 reviews
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1,750 members
15 reviews
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