Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular blog meme Top Ten Tuesday. This week they ask us:
August 4: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read (or you could do fairytales I want to be retold or fairytales I love)
Well this sucks. I have no idea what books to pick because I’m not really into fairytale retellings; Wicked kind of ruined them for me, as in I didn’t like it… I started looking at everyone’s list and I still wasn’t finding any inspiration for books for mine, and then I came across Bookloversblog she shared fairy tales she would be interested in reading retellings of instead. It was such a great idea that I’m stealing it! Thank you!
Fairytales I’d be interested in reading twisted versions of!
- Aladdin: I would enjoy a retelling of this story from the perspective of the Genie. He was always the most interesting character to me. There is actually some interesting folklore around Jinn out of the Middle East and I should search out some paranormal stories with them as the main character anyway.
- Sleeping Beauty: This I’m thinking of Maleficent the movie which I actually really liked. How about a book version about her life.
- Hansel & Gretel: The twist here is that I would like to see the story told where the witch is the hero. Why not make the little children the bad guys or their parents (as they should be for abandoning them in the first place).
- Snow White: This one is from my love of Once Upon a Time. Regina is my second favorite character in the show, how about a retelling of Snow White where the Queen isn’t the evil one or we learn how she ended up that way.
- Peter Pan: Another favorite character on Once Upon a Time is Hook, he is seriously yummy… Sorry. How about we learn his story, make him the hero. I do hear there is a movie coming out along these lines and I so want to see it.
- The Little Mermaid: How did Ursula end up the Sea Witch, enquiring minds want to know.
- Rumplestiltskin: But only if the main character is based upon the character from Once Upon a time. He is my absolute favorite on the show.
- Wicked: I would like a better retelling of this Wizard of Oz story. One that is more interesting, less political and not so freaking long.
- Robin Hood: Not so much of a twist in hero/villain here, but just a nice retelling and perhaps updated to this century.
- Beauty and the Beast: How about we find out how the Beast ended up that way. How about a story where he wasn’t an ass, but the victim of a vengeful scorned lover.
There you have my list for the week… It isn’t a serious one, but I wanted to participate with you all so I could share that I am holding a giveaway starting tomorrow for a signed copy of Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon! You can find a link to the rafflecopter entry on my Facebook page or on the giveaway tab here at the blog. The giveaway will be open for two weeks and is open to US and Canadians only. Sorry everyone else. I attended a signing on Saturday at her launch party in Chicago and picked up an extra copy to share with one lucky follower! Read more about it in my post from yesterday.
Happy Reading Everyone!