Fairytale retellings! That’s this week’s theme from The Broke and the Bookish, and one of my favourite genres.
- Heart’s Blood, Juliet Marillier. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with a lot of extra stuff. I love this a lot.
- Iron and Gold, Hilda Vaughan. Not a commonly known retelling, nor even a common fairytale. Well worth reading, though — and it’s set in Wales.
- Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge. A good changeling-child story.
- Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord. It’s not a Western story, but it’s still a great retelling.
- Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley. McKinley’s great at fairytale retellings in general. Beauty might be my favourite, though.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas. Beauty and the Beast seems to be a thing, huh?
- Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente. A retelling of Russian stories. Beautifully written and strange.
- The Owl Service, Alan Garner. I’m not sure anyone would consider the story of Blodeuwedd a fairytale, but this is a chilling retelling anyway.
- The Wrath and the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh. The others so far were ones I’ve read; this is one I want to read. I’ve heard so much about it.
- Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth. Want to read this one, too. I love that it’s a retelling of Rapunzel woven with history.
Share your favourites, please!