Tag: fairy tale retellings

A Fairy Tale Out of Time… in more Ways than One

Enchantment

Enchantment

By: Orson Scott Card

I’ve been collecting fairy tale retellings recently and yeah for me for actually reading one! I was drawn to Enchantment (despite not being the biggest fan of Card) for one reason: the time element.

For Sleeping Beauty is out of time and Ivan (circa early 90’s) first goes back in time with her to her world and then she travels forward to ours. Getting a bit ahead of myself though.

Grumpy Tells His Side of the Story

Grump

Grump The (Fairly True Tale of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves)

By: Liesl Shurtliff

Grade: A

I could not resist the Snow White tale as told from the POV of my favorite dwarf. Grumpy. Real name: Borlan. A dwarf who doesn’t actually like being unground all that much and has a deep fascination with the surface.

One day he gets his chance to break free and runs right into a certain Queen. The rest is finally, the true story.

The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns

Grade: A+

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Illustrated By: Sara Kipin

I was originally torn on whether to even pick this book up or not. It’s a book of six fairy tales set in the Grishaverse, three of which have been published previously. But in the end I’m thrilled that I did and it’s so beautifully illustrated if you’re at all interested in it I’d definitely suggest picking up the hardback version.

Geekerella

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Geekerella

by: Ashley Poston

Grade: B

Geekerella is a Cinderella retelling featuring fandom, conventions, copious texting and the magic pumpkin actually being a Vegan food truck. The hardcover version of this book is just lovely and it’s been getting a lot of buzz from some of my favorite Youtubers so I thought I’d totally fall for the hype and give this one a chance.

Vassa In The Night

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Vassa in the Night

Author: Sarah Porter

Grade: A

The night’s are never ending. Her stepsister is driving her crazy. The magic talking doll she keeps secret has sticky fingers that are getting her into trouble. So when the idea of taking a midnight stroll to the local convenience store, where shoplifters happen to get beheaded, comes up Vassa actually jumps at the chance. It’s there that things get even weirder.