Saturday, March 23, 2013

Super Six Saturday.
I'm not the best writer out of the three of us that post on this blog. So this is my cheat way to say what books I like without having to write a long review.
Favorite Fairy Tale retellings:

  1. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley.  My sister recommended this book to me and I loved it.  I've reread it many times.  Rating 5 foxes
  2. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George.  This book is a retelling of the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.  Galen, the hero of this book, is one of my favorite male characters. I love Jessica Day George books but this is my favorite.  Rating 5 foxes
  3. The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson. A Snow White inspired novel.  I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say I found this to be a wonderful retelling.  Rating 4 foxes
  4. Enchanted by Althea Kontis. Based on the Princess and the Frog with a bunch of other fairy tales mixed in.  It was a good book but a little confusing at times with so many characters.  I enjoyed it but I did find myself rereading paragraphs to try and make sense of things.             Rating 3 1/2 foxes.
  5. Entwined by Heather Dixon. Another retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.  I loved this book.  I have a hard time comparing this to Jessica Day George's because they both do a great job in different ways.  George's is a better romance but I loved the family relationships in Dixon's version.  I hope the author comes out with another book soon. Rating 4 foxes. 
  6. Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. This is a wonderful very well written book.  I read this to my daughters and they loved it too. I highly recommend it to anyone that loves reading fairy tales. Rating 5 foxes. 

1 comment:

  1. Well, I think this was great! Beauty is my favorite book by robin McKinley, and sariah loved entwined. I still haven't finished it. But I loved Jessica day George's re-telling.