Friday, May 2, 2014

Freaky Friday

 Fairy Tale Re-tellings!

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Alice in Wonderland                 


   Splintered by A.G. Howard 
A Gothic version of the classic Alice in Wonderland, this book series has spring boarded all over the internet! This twisted tale of a dark and magical place has kept people buzzing all of last year and the series continues with Unhinged that just released this past January!

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
If you are a fan of the zombie craze, you won't want to miss this one by a master of romance and action. Gena Showalter makes Alice a kickass avenger of her family and Wonderland will never be the same!

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
This is literally a retelling in the form of an author telling the story of the Princess of Wonderland, Alice. After escaping the clutches of her Aunt by jumping through a pool of tears to our own Victorian London, Alice needs to find her bodyguard Hatter Madigan and find a way to save her world! 

Beauty and the Beast

 Beastly by Alex Flinn
Intriguingly enough this is told from the male point of view, which makes it even more of a great retelling!  A perfect teenaged boy is turned into a hideous beast by a witch in his English class and there is only one person who can save him from being like this forever!

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
This version of Beauty and the Beast will take you out of this world to a planet where monsters are very real and people have to live in domes to protect themselves. The ability to see past the beauty of the eye and into the beauty of the soul is center stage as the scales begin to form on our heroine and she is determined to stop them and she enlists a prisoner to help her.
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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
We're taking it back to a fantasy land as Nyx, our heroine, is married to an evil ruler of her people under false pretenses. She is suppose to end his life to free her people, but what she finds in that castle atop the hill is not what she expected. She has to help her people but what happens if she is falling in love with him?



   Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
This one for me is the classic children's retelling that any adult can still enjoy! Ella has been given a "gift" by a fairy at birth to always obey anything that someone tells her to do but when her ugly stepsisters and cruel stepmother want to rule the kingdom, she has to save her prince that she has fallen in love with from them and other dangers!
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Mcquire
If you've read Wicked than you will understand how Gregory Maguire takes a tale we all know and love but twists it into something entirely new! This the story we never heard in Cinderella, from her stepsisters and what troubles they've had escaping a dangerous English landscape while trying to rebuild their lives.
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, lives in New Beijing were the streets are crowded and the plague is ravishing the population. Add to the problems on the surface, a savage lunar people watch and wait. This is Cinderella meets Space Opera and takes the medieval fairytale to a whole new galaxy!
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