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Since it has been a few weeks since my last “Friday’s Fairytales” (stay turned- it is back this week!!), I decided to dedicate this post to my top ten favourite fairytale re-tellings. Most of these authors seem to stick within this genre, as well so it isn’t entirely out there from this weeks topic of “most underrated authors”, so- without furtherdelay!
- Robin McKinley
Author of: Beauty (A Re-telling of Beauty and the Beast), Rose Daughter (A Re-telling of Beauty and the Beast), Spindle’s End (A Re-telling of Sleeping Beauty)
Arguably, Robin McKinley is one of the best known authors in this genre, but she also wrote one of my absolute favourites “Beauty”, so she deserves top spot here, in my opinion. I have “Rose Daughter” sitting on my shelves upstairs and I can’t wait to get around to it!
Friday’s Fairytales Spot: Beauty and the Beast
- Marissa Meyer
Author of: The Lunar Chronicles Series- Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter and Fairest.
Not only has she written an amazing re-telling of Cinderella, but she has taken it, flipped it on it’s head, and integrated it with about five other main fairy tales, making Cinderella, Scarlet, Rapunzel and Snow White, along with their respective “Princes” team up against the Wicked Queen to save the empire- HELL TO THE YES.
Friday’s Fairytales Spot: Cinderella
Author of: East
One of my favourite tales is the Norweigian Tale of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and Edith Pattou mastered this re-telling flawlessly. I have linked my review of it, and I need to read more of her works.
Friday’s Fairytales Spot: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
- Jackson Pearce
Author of: Fairytale Re-tellings Series: Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless and Cold Spell.
This series seems to get stronger and stronger as it goes on and I’ve been meaning to pick up Fathomless for ages now!
- Cameron Dokey
(Co-) Author: Once Upon a Time Series
This is a bit of a cheat because this series is written by three or four authors. The books are nice quick reads and I have enjoyed the four I have read so far: Wild Orchid- A Re-telling of the Ballad of Mulan, Belle (Cameron Dokey), Violet Eyes (Debbie Viguié) and the Diamond Secret (Suzanne Weyn)
Friday’s Fairytales Spot: The Ballad of Hua Mulan
- Eowyn Ivey
Author of: The Snow Child
if you love fairytale re-tellings, you need to pick this book up. I plan to re-read it this coming winter and it’s just so lovely and heartwarming and brilliantly written.
- Andrew Lang
Author of: The Blue Fairy Book
I figured this would be a good thing to have in here. For those who don’t know, Andrew Lang compiled a literal rainbow of classic fairytales. I myself only own “The Blue Fairy Book” but fully intend to collect them all. This collection not only holds the familiar western tales but also those from around the world!
- Shonna Slayton
Author of: Cinderella’s Dress
This was one of my netgalley requests, and I really enjoyed it. It wound up not only being a fairytale re-telling but a historical fiction and it was enjoyable, with warm characters and good writing! I’ll be honest, it surpassed my expectations.
- Rosamund Hodge
Author of: Cruel Beauty, Gilded Ashes, Crimson Bound
Again, not exactly “underrated” as Cruel Beauty was one of the biggest releases in the bookworld this year, however, I thoroughly enjoyed this fresh twist on Beauty and the Beast and will be keeping an eye out for her future works, which include “Gilded Ashes” ( a re-telling of Cinderella) and “Crimson Bound”(Little Red Riding Hood)
- Alex Flinn
Author of: Beastly, Cloaked, A Kiss in Time, Towering, Bewitching etc.
Beastly was one of the first re-tellings I read back in the day, and while it isn’t exactly amazing, it was very enjoyable and I have been meaning to read more of Flinn’s work ever since.