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Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Members: 59 participating members (show all)

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1
5,600 members, 186 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 (13), staffordcastle (14), Herenya

Score: 81.53

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
10,905 members, 371 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 (14), foggidawn (19), parasolofdoom, Herenya

Thumbs down: merrystar, Quaisior

Score: 36.87

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 (14): Cinderella

3
1,877 members, 53 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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
4,433 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), DeltaQueen50 (14), jain (15)2 more, spiphany, parasolofdoom

Score: 35.6

5
3,588 members, 167 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
1,763 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
1,092 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 (17), merrystar (21), loremistress (22)1 more, guyalice (48)

Score: 28.95

8
24,991 members, 599 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
3,497 members, 79 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 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
2,548 members, 101 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: cablesclasses (1), Cecrow (1), LisaMaria_C (1), hailelib (3), guyalice (4), jain (10), DeltaQueen50 (12), merrystar (16), loremistress (23)

Score: 26.09

Explanations:

jain (10): Sleeping Beauty

11
1,402 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
2,594 members, 53 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
3,680 members, 119 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
1,686 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
1,480 members, 40 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
1,629 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
2,240 members, 57 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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
5,272 members, 213 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
1,312 members, 20 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 20.35

20
7,523 members, 719 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
1,809 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
6,007 members, 109 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
1,796 members, 68 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
941 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
2,208 members, 140 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
8,672 members, 111 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

27
2,765 members, 69 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (10), SunnySD (10), nessreader (11), briarhills (11), merrystar (15), jain (16), guyalice (46), Herenya

Score: 16.53

Explanations:

jain (16): Donkeyskin

28
1,368 members, 41 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 16.07

29
1,234 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
2,861 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
1,546 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

32
786 members, 61 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 15.15

33
568 members, 34 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 15.06

34
1,285 members, 97 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 14.93

35
1,251 members, 79 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 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
1,425 members, 31 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

37
1,874 members, 55 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 14.62

38
507 members, 40 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 14.38

39
1,208 members, 9 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Score: 13.17

40
1,605 members, 16 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
589 members, 34 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 12.43

42
698 members, 47 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 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
1,398 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
3,812 members, 109 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 11.55

45
4,690 members, 124 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
875 members, 26 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

Score: 11.2

47
3,474 members, 116 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
362 members, 24 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 10.55

Explanations:

jain (1): The Twelve Dancing Princesses

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

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

Score: 10.46

50
9,081 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
1,516 members, 73 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 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
434 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
1,479 members, 51 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 9.98

54
2,223 members, 28 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

55
3,536 members, 291 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 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
5,365 members, 172 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 9.19

57
2,163 members, 48 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 9.15

58
1,039 members, 38 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 8.72

59
1,486 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.

60
1,531 members, 104 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), ahef1963 (7), jain (9), guyalice (117)

Score: 8.66

Explanations:

jain (9): Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

61
297 members, 4 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 8.61

62
6,048 members, 305 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 7.98

63
830 members, 48 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 7.59

64
650 members, 22 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 7.48

65
1,423 members, 119 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 7.45

66
7,598 members, 133 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
1,018 members, 11 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 7.08

68
2,001 members, 42 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 7.04

69
464 members, 21 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 6.91

70
1,374 members, 68 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 6.77

71
2,206 members, 57 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 6.43

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

Lists: guyalice (2), hipdeep (3)

Score: 6.4

73
611 members, 3 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 6.23

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

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

Score: 6.17

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

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

Score: 6.15

76
727 members, 29 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
1,178 members, 30 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Quaisior

Score: 5.86

78
639 members, 20 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Score: 5.83

79
7,056 members, 134 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), foggidawn (34)

Score: 5.66

80
2,343 members, 60 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Score: 5.54

81
782 members, 65 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 5.42

82
3,440 members, 246 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 5.32

83
545 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
1,572 members, 15 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Score: 5.15

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

Lists: keristars (3), guyalice (13)

Score: 5.15

87
by Brom
1,062 members, 55 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), guyalice (42)

Score: 4.94

89
690 members, 19 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: guyalice (6), pwaites (11)

Score: 4.75

90
165 members, 8 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: jain (8), Herenya (9)

Score: 4.69

Explanations:

jain (8): Beauty and the Beast

91
964 members, 71 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (4), guyalice (25)

Score: 4.62

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

Lists: guyalice (43), spiphany

Score: 4.39

93
784 members, 22 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: guyalice (44), spiphany

Score: 4.38

94
424 members, 39 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 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
101 members, 3 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: trollsdotter (5), guyalice (59)

Score: 4.12

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

Lists: guyalice (118), spiphany

Score: 4.04

97
920 members, 46 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: OphelieDepoortere (1)

Score: 4

98
472 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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