Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books For Fairytale Lovers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish, where we list our top ten according to a topic of the week. Check out future topics here!

Top Ten Books Every Fairytale Lover Should Read

It took me forever to think of a topic to write about for this week because I only recently just wrote about ten books to read if you're in the mood for thriller. Instead, today I've tried to list books I think are suitable for fairytale lovers - whether they be fairytale retellings themselves or somehow fit the mould of fairytales. 


1. Fairytale for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near 
Looking at the title it's fairly self-explanatory but this modern day fairytale combines so many elements to produce a beautifully haunting tale. 

2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) by Catherynne M. Valente
One of my favourite modern day fairytales of all time and I love that its a series so I don't ever have to leave Fairyland. Also, Valente is one of the best fairytale writers of present day - there I called it.

I haven't read the entire series but I would say this carries the exact feel of any fairytale, with the mysterious world and the magical creatures. Narnia's always been one of my favourite fictional places.

4. A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
This novel carries so many different themes about diversity, discrimination and social hierarchy but bundled into a creative story that I absolutely loved!

5. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
If you're in the mood for more of an adult read, Deathless is actually a Russian folk tale retelling. It's written at a more advanced level but doesn't lose the magical element. 



6. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
A middle grade retelling of the Snow Queen, I found Breadcrumbs to be a great story about friendship and adversity. 

7. Scatterheart by Lili Wilkinson
Scatterheart weaves in a fairytale/folktale to portray a love story that I read back in year 7 and still love to this day. 

8. Ever by Gail Carson Levine
This is pretty much a fairytale on its own and whilst I read it awhile ago I still think it was a great read!

Middle grade with twists and turns, I just snuck it in cause its one of my favourite MGs actually. 

10. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline has the feel of a fairytale as well and watching the movie just emphasises that fact.

Recommend Me Your Favourite Fairytale Read


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