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Fairytales! Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale in which good triumphs over evil and the princess falls in love with the handsome prince and they all live happily ever after! Ok, so it gets a bit predictable after a while, which is why retellings are just so good!
I’m always saying about how much I love retellings but when I actually looked into it, I haven’t read that many. (totally shameful know!) So instead I have decided to tell you all the ones that I do want to read…
Cinder (Goodreads) >><< Scarlet (Goodreads) >><< Cress (Goodreads)
This is the one I am mot ashamed of not reading yet, and I know that there are more then these three books in the series, but these are the three that I own so I am going with them! I am forever reading reviews of these books and once I have got them back from the friend I lent them to, I will be making them a priority!
Cruel Beauty (Goodreads) >><< Crimson Bound (Goodreads)
Both standalones, but both inspired by fairytales. I have had Cruel Beauty on my bookshelf for so long and every time I read the description for it I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet. Crimson bound also just looks so good and I really want to immerse myself in this land described on the back cover. But mostly I want it on my bookshelf looking totally gorgeous next to Cruel Beauty. Such pretty books!
Ash and Bramble (Goodreads)
Not released yet, but I can see there is going to be a lot of people desperate to get their hands on this one. A retelling of Cinderella but in a slightly different and, it looks like, darker way. Plus the kind of story that shows that girls don’t need handsome princes to rescue them and give them their happily every after. Sounds like she is preparing us for real life!
Hold Me Like A Breath (Goodreads)
A main character with an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise so easily… can you guess the fairytale? The Princess and the Pea! Such a clever idea for a retelling, and I also really like that the main characte is part of a crime family, so it’s like fairy tales gone bad! I have been wanting to read this one for a while but just keep forgetting! Isn’t the cover gorgeous though.
I guess this one is going to be on a lot of lists this week as it is probably one of the most highly anticipated retellings of this month. A retelling of Cinderella but with an inventors daughter as our main character, I am so excited to get my hands on a copy and immerse myself in this fantasy world.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (Goodreads)
I’ve never really had a love for books featuring faerie lore but add a retelling on Beauty and the Beast into the mix, with a couple of dashes of other fairytales and it becomes something a lot more interesting! I just bought myself a copy of this one, so will hopefully reading it soon!
Tiger Lily (Goodreads)
I really love Peter Pan, and I have heard nothing but amazing things about this retelling from the POV of Tiger Lily. Apparently it gets a bit emotional, which sounds PERFECT for me. Plus, look how gorgeous that cover is!