Retellings – Top 5 Tuesday

Another Top 5 Tuesday, have you started participating yet? Shanah comes up with some really interesting prompts, so it’s really fun to participate.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that the lovely Bionic Bookworm does. If you are interested in doing any of her topics on your blog she welcomes it! Here is a list of her upcoming topics if you’re interested in participating in future Top 5’s! Be sure to check out her Book Worlds post here!

Top 5 Retellings:


The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Maybe this is a little cheat-y to pick four books, but this entire series is fantastic. They are such a unique take on retellings because Marissa Meyer takes the essence of the fairy tales and infuses them in an immersive science fiction world. But if you make me choose, I pick Cinder and Cress as two of my choices for this Top 5.



A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

While this isn’t necessarily the most accurate Beauty and the Beast retelling, I love this story and it had to make the list.


Beastly by Alex Flinn

This was the first YA fairy tale retelling that I was exposed to and it made me completely fall in love with them. It is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a unique cast of characters (just no enchanted objects.)


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I completely fell in love with this Arabian Nights retelling and if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?


What did you guys think of my list? Clearly, I love Beauty and the Beast retellings. What are your favourite retellings? Let me know in the comments below!


12 responses to “Retellings – Top 5 Tuesday”

    • Of course! It was easier this week because I had just done once upon a time fandom reads and a lot were the same. I barely even had to think.

      I loved that book so much when I first read it, but I worry about rereading it now. But if you do read it, I hope you like it!

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  1. beauty and the beast retellings are my favourite!! TWATD is so beautiful and heartwarming TLC is pretty fun YA retelling as for ACOTAR the series as a whole is good but the first book isn’t that good for me. I haven’t read beastly though

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