Retelling a fairy tale is about putting a different input into an already existing fairy tale. Just like Cinderella has several versions of her story. The reason for its popularity is simple, readers already know the base of the story and now they are ready to read a different blend of it. In this article, we are going to read about the top 10 fairy tale retellings that you should read.

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read - Cinder – Marissa Meyer
Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read – Cinder – Marissa Meyer

The fate of Earth hinges upon one girl, Cinder, a cyborg. Androids and humans crammed in the rough streets of New Beijing. A lethal plague ravages the population. A cruel Lunar queen is waiting to make her move from space. Cinder, a second-class citizen with an enigmatic past, was abused by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. All the while, also facing challenges in a society prejudiced towards cyborgs. But her life changes after the arrival of the charming Prince Kai.

Sisters Red – Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red – Jackson Pearce
Sisters Red – Jackson Pearce

The purpose of Scarlett March’s life is to hunt Fenris. Fenris are werewolves who took her eye when she was trying to protect her sister Rosie from a wild attack. Scarlett is an expert at killing the wolves with a razor-sharp hatchet and a blood-red cloak. She is determined to guard other young girls against a gruesome death, and her heart will not rest until all the wolves are dead.

Daughters of the Forest – Juliet Marillier

Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read - Daughters of the Forest – Juliet Marillier
Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read – Daughters of the Forest – Juliet Marillier

Sorcha is the only daughter and seventh child of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Her six brothers always love her, comfort her and protect her. Sorcha is like the light of their lives and they are certain that she only knows contentment. But, her happiness is shattered when her father marries his new wife who puts everyone under a spell with her evil enchantress, only Sorcha has the power to lift this spell – by remaining silent. If she speaks before completing the quest, she will lose her brothers forever. When she gets kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters, she is torn between the desire to save her much-loved brothers and a love that does not come twice.

Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter
Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter

We have heard the phrase ‘my life changed in a blink’; well now you get to read something like that. Ali must learn how to fight the immortals to avenge her family. To survive, she must learn how to trust the worst of the bad boys – Cole Holland. But Cole also has his secrets. If Alice acts carelessly then these secrets might prove to be more dangerous than the Zombies.

UnEnchanted – Chanda Hahn

Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read - UnEnchanted – Chanda Hahn
Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read – UnEnchanted – Chanda Hahn

Mina is considered unpopular, unlucky, and uncoordinated; that is until she saves the life of her crush on a field trip. And, overnight she becomes a hero from the loser. But with her newfound fame, her old family curse also comes to light. Mina is descended from the Grimm Brothers and she inherited all of their unfinished business.

Fables – Bill Willingham

Fables – Bill Willingham
Fables – Bill Willingham

A savage creature known as Adversary took over the fabled lands of fairy tales and legends, and all the infamous inhabitants were compelled into exile. These characters are disguised among the normal populace of modern-day New York. They have created their secret and peaceful society within an exclusive luxury building called Fabletown. But when Snow White’s party-lover sister, Rose Red is killed, it is up to the sheriff of Fable town, Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the murderer is Jack or Rose’s ex.

The Plucker – Gerald Brom

Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read - The Plucker – Gerald Brom
Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read – The Plucker – Gerald Brom

The Plucker by Brom is a twisted story about Jack. Jack must fight for the survival of his human body from an evil force, named the Plucker. Because Plucker plucks out eyeballs out and sucks the life force out of your body.

Wicked – Gregory Maguire

Wicked – Gregory Maguire
Wicked – Gregory Maguire

Maguire creates a fantasy world so vivid and rich that we will never come across Oz the same way again. This book is about a land where animals can talk and struggle to be treated as first-class citizens. Munchkinlanders have the stability of the middle class. The Tin Man becomes the victim of domestic violence. Elphaba is a little green-skinned girl. She will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West. The Witch is prickly, smart, and a misunderstood creature who challenges all our notions about good and evil.

Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George

Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read - Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George
Top 10 Fairy tale Retellings that You Should Read – Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George

Galen is a young soldier who is returning from war. Rose is one of the twelve princesses condemned to dance every night for the King Under Stone. Together Rose and Galen will find a way to break the curse that compels the princess to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is just one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with spelt silver needless and the primary ingredient – true love to win their enemies in the dark halls. But malevolent forces are functioning against them above ground as well. And, as wicked as the King has seemed, his wrath is mere annoyance compared to the evil that awaits Rose and Galen in the brighter place above.

The Child Thief – Gerald Brom

The Child Thief – Gerald Brom
The Child Thief – Gerald Brom

Peter is daring and mischievous, just like all the other boys, he loves to play, but his games frequently end with blood. Peter has sparkling gold eyes and when he smiles at you, you are his friend forever, but his promised land is unfortunately not Neverland. Drug dealers who were after 14-year-old Nick’s family would have killed Nick if Peter had not saved him. Now Peter wants Nick to follow him to a mysterious land where magic is alive and there is no concept of getting old.

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