My Favorite Fairy Tale Adaptations

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Since the release of Snow White and the Huntsman releases tomorrow, i thought i would put together a list of my favorite books adaptations of classic fairy tales. Some of the books on list might seem as unconventional fairy tales, but to be honest, its hard to find good quality adaptations now a days.

The Princess Diaries is a classic retelling of Cinderella with a little bit of a twist. To be honest I liked the movies a lot better than the book, but you get the idea. Mia has just found out that she is the Princess of a small European country, she has no date to the dance. Mia has to weave her way through being a high school freshman while dealing with her being a Princess.

Cinder, like the Princess Diaries is a adaptation of Cinderella, yet this one is bunched together with a little bit of dystopia and a little bit of sci fi. In Cinder we follow a young girl who is considered a second class citizen because she is a cyborg. All of a sunder she is forced into an intergalactic struggle and into a relationship with the Prince himself.

The Iron Daughter isn't a direct adaptation of any specific fairy tale but while reading it i found a lot of references to Alice in Wonderland, especially the cheshire cat character. In the Iron Daughter, the second installment of the Iron Fey Series, follows the journey of Meghan Chase and her journeys into the world of teh Fey.

This book is not an adaptation but a repub of the original story by the Brothers Grimm. The reason I put this edition in this post is because of the illustrations and how amazing they are. Camille Rose Gracia depicts a haunting view of the classic Snow White and leaves feeling something that feels like awe after you have finished.

This novel is the story of Tiger Lily and Peter Pan before Wendy and her brothers arrive. Jodi Lynn Anderson weaves a love story of these two young adults that depicts arranged marriage and the power true love has on ones decisions in life. Although it does not release until July, I had to add it to this list. One because its cover is absolutely gorgeous, but also because I love Peter Pan and all its adaptations, so i have high hopes for this one.

Hope you enjoyed this list! if you have any other suggestions please let me know! I am always looking for new books to read and I love hearing other people opinions!

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