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I love retellings. A good author can take a fairy tale we all know and love, and make it even better. A good author make us misremember the original tale, can reinvent the tale in an even better way. I love retellings for the most part.
Retellings I have Read:
1) The Queen of Hearts Saga by Colleen Oakes
Based on Alice in Wonderland’s Queen. I loved getting to know the motivation for the Queen’s evil. I am really looking forward to book 3. This series is number 1 on my list for a reason.
2) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
This series is trying to cover all the fairy tales and still maintain a full arc. I have read Cinderella (Cinder), Little Red Riding Hood (Scarlet), and Rapunzel (Cress) so far.
3) The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Loosely based on the fable of 1001 Nights (Arabian Nights), this is one of my favorite reads…ever!
4) A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
5) Lustfully Ever After (anthology)
The stories feature magic and wish granting as only erotic authors can imagine. The stories also include the re-telling of Rapunzel, Mermen, Jack and the beanstalk, Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast they are not the way I recall them from my youth. I want to remember them just like this.
6) A Princess Bound (anthology)
These are re-imagines for mature audiences. These princesses all have the strength and will of the modern woman, but with a twist of magic in their lives. By adding a bit of submission into the heroines, this book makes every tale an adventure into new territory.