3 S.R. Johannes: My Top Five Retellings

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Top Five Retellings

My Top Five Retellings

Needless to say, fairy-tale retellings are all the rage right now in the YA world. We're talking modern versions of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and various other classics. Personally, I'm a huge fan of this new trend, and love reading twenty-first century versions of my favorite stories, especially when the princess is turned into a cyborg, high school student, or hard-core martial artist. So, without further ado, here are my top ten fairy-tale retellings and why: 

1. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Based on: Beauty and the Beast





2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Based on: Cinderella

3. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Based on: Little Red Riding Hood 


4. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Based on: Hansel and Gretel 


5. Splintered by A.G. Howard

Based on: Alice in Wonderland 



So there you have it folks! These five retellings are some of my favorites, and are all thoroughly entertaining and genius. They have fantastic plots, witty dialogue, and thrilling modern twists on some classic tales. If contemporary fairy-tales are your cup of tea, check a few of these out! 

And if you need an even more extensive list, I'll leave you with a few links! 





Best and happy reading,

-Ashley 

2 comments:

Genissa said...

I'll have to check these out. The only one I've read is Cinder, and I loved it! Thanks for the suggestions :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

No problem! Glad you liked the suggestions :)