Alison over at The Cheap Reader (http://thecheapreader.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/project-fairy-tale-master-post/) proposed Project Fairytale what feels like ages ago. It was really sometime in November, but when I signed up to review retellings of my personal favorite fairytale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, it seemed like February was a long, long time in the future.
And yet, here we are!
The terms of Project Fairytale are pretty simple: each participant (and there are a lot of us) agreed to read at least 3 retellings of their assigned fairytale and then review them on their blog. I have been a fairy-tale retelling collector for many years, and will be reviewing the following retellings:
This is one of the Simon Pulse Once Upon A Time Series of fairy-tale retellings. These tend to be quite short, and this one is no exception, clocking in at about 200 pages.
Entwined is Heather Dixon’s debut novel. It also has the most gorgeous (in my opinion) cover of all of my chosen retellings.
I love Jessica Day George. Princess of the Midnight Ball is the first in her Princess series, followed by Princess of Glass (retelling of Cinderella) and Princess of the Silver Woods (Little Red Riding Hood).
Wildwood Dancing was one of Marillier’s first attempts at YA fiction, and is a retelling set in Eastern Europe. The sequel to this one is called Cybele’s Gift.
Finally, I am not sure that I will get this one read, but Winterston’s Sexing the Cherry has been on my list for a long time. It looks quite bizarre. I hate the title and the cover, but I hear the book is good..