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5 Recommended Reads: YA Fairytale Retellings #fairytaleretellings

Happy Friday Guys!

I'm Kirby, and welcome back to the Preppy Book Princess.

I'm not gonna lie guys, I'm really finding myself missing Disney World right now. Normally, at this time of the year, we'd be in the final planning stages for our fall trip, and since we'd decided not to go this year as we're still doing a "live below our means to pay debt off" type of year, it's really making me miss it even more.

I'm definitely proud that we've been able to stick to this plan for so long, but I have to admit that I'm dying for the day to come when I can start planning another Disney World trip, or Disneyland trip, or a Disney cruise.

However, thinking about Disney got me thinking about fairytale retellings, as Disney's version of the fairytales is always my favorite, and I thought it would be a fun post to do today talking about my five favorite YA fairytale retellings. 

1) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer:

I couldn't make a list of favorite fairy tale retellings without including one of my favorite series of all time. Aside from loving the amazing way she futurized all the beloved fairy tales, I also was blown away by the world building, and strong female characters that abound throughout these books. I'd definitely say my favorite characters are still Cinder and Prince Kai, but I also really love Cress, and I can't wait to read Winter and Stars Above, but I've been massively procrastinating on doing so since I'm sad to see this beloved series come to an end.

2) Beastly by Alex Flinn:

This was one of those novels that was so different from what I was expecting, and yet it still managed to blow me away, and has become a beloved favorite. I loved how she modernized the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, and yet still left in many of the far fetched elements that were my favorite part of the original story. Plus I loved watching Kyle's character come around, and the interactions between him and Lindy, and him and Kendra had me hesitant to put this book down. While I've read most of the retellings by Alex Flinn, this one remains my favorite, and I definitely recommend it the most, although Towering, Cloaked, and A Kiss In Time are also ones I'd definitely recommend if you're looking for more retellings.

3) The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa:

This is a series I have yet to finish, and I definitely need to get on with that. This one is a modern telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, but Julie makes it so much more than that, and immerses the reader in an amazing faery world with complex world building, and even more complex friendships and relationships. This is definitely a series I need to continue on with ASAP.

4) Splintered by A.G. Howard:

Without a doubt, this Alice In Wonderland retelling by A.G. Howard is the most original retelling I've ever personally read. I've only so far read the first book, but I think I literally still have a book hangover from this amazing dark fantasy, and the crazy world the author built from one of my childhood favorites. Alice In Wonderland has always been one of those crazy, hard to totally understand type of stories, but Splintered takes it even further, and I can't possibly recommend this one enough. Also, for one of the first times ever in YA fiction, I personally enjoyed both of the male love interests, and honestly, so far, I don't have a preference for one over the other. My hubby bought me the second book in this series for Christmas two years ago, and I definitely need to read it soon as typing this post has my dying to dive back into this fabulous world.

5) A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas:

I've stated before on my blog that the only book in the Throne Of Glass series I've actually read so far is Assassin's Blade, and I'm embarrassed to admit that this has yet to change. I really need to find the time to read that series, as it's my bestie's all time favorite, and it's one of my hubby's favorites as well. However, I have read the first book in her other series, and I completed fell head over heels with it. This Beauty and The Beast retelling set in a faerie world focuses on a strong female heroine named Feyre, who's forced to be the binding holding her family together. A hunting trip changes everything when she kills a magical beast, and is forced to pay the consequences for her actions. She's soon taken captive by a mysterious individual in a jeweled mask who Feyre soon discovers has much more to him than originally meets the eye.

Guys this book was literally phenomenal, and since we own the next two in the series I definitely plan on reading them ASAP.

I'm always up for more retelling recommendations, so if there's any you guys loved that you'd recommend, please tell me as I'd love to give them a try.

Thanks so much for reading, and I'll see you all again on Monday :) Have a great weekend everyone!

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. The photos do not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners. 


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