Top 10 Retellings

Looking back at this list I’m quite surprised about the top 2 because Sleeping Beauty is one of my lease favorite fairytales. And to top it off, Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites but the 2 least favorite are based on B&B. I don’t know how it all flip flopped. Maybe my standard for B&B retellings are really high to meet? As always, check out each individual review on my blog at in the above tabs on my website. There’s also lots of other Top 10 lists for fun! Which of these books below have you read? Which do you now want to read?

Number 10

A Ruin of Roses by K.F. Breene (3.8/5)

Beauty and the Beast

Number 9

The Beast Within (4.2/5)

Beauty and the Beast

Number 8

Above the Sea by Laura Burton and Jessie Cal (4.2/5)

Hybrid of Little Mermaid and Peter Pan

Number 7

Stolen by the Shadow King by Alisha Klapheke (4.3)

Hybrid Beauty and the Beast with Hades/Persephone

Number 6

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (4.4/5)

Little Red Riding Hood- detailed dark descriptions

Number 5

Darling Girl by Liz Michalski (4.4/5)

Peter Pan contemporary fantasy with a mixture of dark and whimsical swirled together

Number 4

Hood by Jenny Elder Moke (4.6/5)

Feminist Robin Hood

Number 3

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas (4.8/5)

Peter Pan contemporary with family drama/suspense

Number 2

Malice by Heather Walter (4.9/5)

Sleeping Beauty fantasy

Number 1

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E Harrow (6/5)

Sleeping Beauty YA- quick read

I have three works-in-progress that are fairy tale retellings, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan. If you’d like to be added to the beta reader lists ahead of time, please email me at

Also, support my non-fairy tale trilogy, starting with Scorched, coming out in March 2023!

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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