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Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Members: 60 participating members (show all)

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1
5,762 members, 189 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Chelsea_K (1), Charmella1 (1), el_len (1), kerrygiven (1), kceccato (1), guyalice (1), SunnySD (1), al.vick (1), trollsdotter (1), Quaisior (1), LShelby (1)14 more, SylviaC (1), 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: 85.53

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
1,945 members, 55 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), Aquila (1), mkbird (1), AlbaRosa (1), merrystar (1), staffordcastle (1), souloftherose (1), nessreader (3), briarhills (3), foggidawn (5), inge87 (10)3 more, trollsdotter (16), guyalice (53), Herenya

Score: 44.55

3
11,462 members, 380 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)5 more, jain (14), ManWithAnAgenda (15), foggidawn (19), parasolofdoom, Herenya

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 40.91

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 (14): Cinderella

4
4,719 members, 130 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
3,795 members, 172 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

Score: 35.31

Explanations:

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

6
1,809 members, 35 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

Score: 32.69

7
1,109 members, 15 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 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
2,697 members, 56 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), Chelsea_K (2), merrystar (3), SunnySD (4), Quaisior (4), el_len (6), keristars (7), loremistress (20), guyalice (21), foggidawn (22), Herenya1 more, parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: ncgraham

Score: 28.78

9
3,609 members, 79 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
2,614 members, 103 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
1,448 members, 36 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
1,842 members, 70 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Aquila (2), loremistress (2), ManWithAnAgenda (4), merrystar (5), jain (6), inge87 (6), briarhills (12), nessreader (14), guyalice (77), Herenya

Score: 24.98

13
3,868 members, 128 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
1,742 members, 24 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

15
1,525 members, 41 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
1,730 members, 72 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 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
2,312 members, 58 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 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
6,259 members, 117 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 21.68

19
1,857 members, 19 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: generalkala (3), staffordcastle (4), trollsdotter (6), hailelib (7), loremistress (8), el_len (9), kceccato (9), guyalice (33), parasolofdoom

Score: 21.58

20
25,884 members, 615 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

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

Score: 21.34

21
1,343 members, 21 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 20.35

22
9,054 members, 121 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), ahef1963 (4), pwaites (4), souloftherose (10), ManWithAnAgenda (12), briarhills (16), el_len (33), merrystar (35), guyalice (72)

Score: 20.11

23
5,521 members, 216 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: bestem (1), norabelle414 (1), hailelib (5), el_len (7), guyalice (7), keristars (9), ManWithAnAgenda (14), parasolofdoom

Thumbs down: spiphany

Score: 20

24
8,511 members, 748 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

25
2,339 members, 143 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
618 members, 36 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Chelsea_K (3), loremistress (7), generalkala (7), hailelib (9), staffordcastle (13), el_len (23), guyalice (108), parasolofdoom

Score: 17.47

27
1,583 members, 20 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: generalkala (6), staffordcastle (6), inge87 (7), hailelib (12), loremistress (13), el_len (16), kceccato (17), guyalice (58)

Score: 17.25

28
2,849 members, 70 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 16.53

Explanations:

jain (16): Donkeyskin

29
1,470 members, 42 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

30
1,202 members, 126 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 16.01

31
972 members, 66 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3), SunnySD (8), inge87 (11), foggidawn (13), DeltaQueen50 (20), guyalice (34), Herenya

Score: 15.34

32
810 members, 64 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
604 members, 35 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
1,651 members, 17 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 15.02

35
1,321 members, 101 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 14.93

36
1,274 members, 80 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

37
1,465 members, 35 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

38
2,010 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

39
541 members, 43 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 14.38

40
1,424 members, 17 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (7), hailelib (13), loremistress (14), kceccato (18), el_len (24), guyalice (114), parasolofdoom

Score: 13.64

41
2,937 members, 80 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 13.55

42
1,247 members, 9 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

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

Score: 13.17

43
3,901 members, 114 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 11.55

44
4,949 members, 132 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 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.

45
5,465 members, 179 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (11), pwaites (15), hailelib (25), guyalice (74), cej1027

Score: 11.38

46
900 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
3,682 members, 121 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ncgraham

Score: 10.95

48
384 members, 29 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 10.55

Explanations:

jain (1): The Twelve Dancing Princesses

49
640 members, 12 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 10.46

50
9,425 members, 118 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
6,253 members, 316 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: pwaites (1), ahef1963 (6), ManWithAnAgenda (10), guyalice (63)

Score: 10.23

52
736 members, 28 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: bestem (2), inge87 (5), ManWithAnAgenda (9), keristars (10), guyalice (22), kceccato (26)

Thumbs down: merrystar, ncgraham

Score: 10.22

53
1,527 members, 74 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

54
447 members, 5 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 10.02

55
1,539 members, 51 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 9.98

56
706 members, 23 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 9.48

57
709 members, 47 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: cablesclasses (2), Caramellunacy (6), guyalice (29), foggidawn (30)

Score: 9.35

Explanations:

Caramellunacy (6): A retelling of Cinderella set in China. Very enjoyable, though painful to read sometimes.

58
2,323 members, 30 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

59
3,875 members, 311 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.

60
2,230 members, 53 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 9.15

61
1,083 members, 39 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 8.72

62
1,513 members, 29 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 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.

63
1,669 members, 118 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

64
657 members, 19 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Chelsea_K (4), SunnySD (11), hailelib (16), guyalice (36)

Score: 8.66

65
297 members, 4 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 8.61

66
1,211 members, 33 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 7.86

67
867 members, 49 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 7.59

68
1,516 members, 123 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 7.45

69
1,028 members, 12 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 7.08

70
2,089 members, 44 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 7.04

71
492 members, 22 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 6.91

72
1,413 members, 75 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 6.77

73
7,848 members, 137 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

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

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 6.58

74
2,350 members, 58 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 6.43

75
865 members, 15 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: guyalice (2), hipdeep (3)

Score: 6.4

76
621 members, 4 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 6.23

77
2,538 members, 148 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: jain (2), Aquila (4)

Score: 6.19

Explanations:

jain (2): Rumpelstiltskin

78
561 members, 17 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Score: 6.17

79
47 members, 1 review
4.8 stars (4.8 stars)

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

Score: 6.15

80
7,531 members, 144 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), foggidawn (34)

Score: 5.66

81
259 members, 23 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Chelsea_K (7), foggidawn (23), guyalice (93)

Score: 5.57

82
2,471 members, 61 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Score: 5.54

83
1,168 members, 21 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 5.45

84
792 members, 69 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Score: 5.42

85
3,965 members, 260 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 5.32

86
563 members, 22 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 5.31

87
375 members, 17 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Score: 5.19

88
1,607 members, 15 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 5.15

89
562 members, 10 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: keristars (3), guyalice (13)

Score: 5.15

90
3,258 members, 232 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5), jain (7)

Score: 5.13

Explanations:

jain (7): Father Frost

91
by Brom
1,129 members, 58 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), guyalice (42)

Score: 4.94

93
725 members, 20 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: guyalice (6), pwaites (11)

Score: 4.75

94
211 members, 10 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: jain (8), Herenya (9)

Score: 4.69

Explanations:

jain (8): Beauty and the Beast

95
3,861 members, 116 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8), ahef1963 (10)

Score: 4.63

96
1,031 members, 74 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (4), guyalice (25)

Score: 4.62

97
1,611 members, 15 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: guyalice (8), parasolofdoom

Score: 4.41

98
24 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: guyalice (43), spiphany

Score: 4.39

99
846 members, 23 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: guyalice (44), spiphany

Score: 4.38

100
522 members, 15 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Chelsea_K (6), DeltaQueen50 (23)

Score: 4.38

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