I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Why do we care about more fairy tale retellings?” I’ll tell you why. These retellings are unique and present the stories in such a light that you recognize the original but you also discover a whole new exciting tale.
I don’t care what anyone says. I will read fairy tales till the day I die. I’m a wee bit obsessed. I could go all literary critic on you and talk about how fairy tales are a metaphor for the human condition, but then Sissy would whack me in the face with her freshly painted nails.
How could you even say something like that? People will think I’m a monster. I’d only ever whack you in the face with something soft, like a feather boa.
I guess that’s better?
In my opinion, any contact with a feather boa is a life enhancement. Also in my opinion, The Entwined Tales are the best fairy tale retellings that I’ve ever come across.
I completely agree. And bonus, I was introduced to some fantastic authors that I hadn’t read before. Gotta love that! We strongly urge you to give these ones a try. You’ll love them!
I can’t even pick a favorite. You’ll have to read the synopses below, then click on the titles that interest you.
Or just read them all!
A Goose Girl by K.M. Shea: As a royal lady’s maid, Rynn has one task: Escort the princess of Astoria to her intended’s kingdom and return home. Unfortunately, the princess has other plans.When her charge flees, Rynn’s not only forced to take the princess’s place, but she must also contend with a spiteful fairy horse and Conrad…who consumes more of her thoughts than he should. But with war looming on the horizon, Rynn stands to lose more than her heart. Can she convince the princess to return, end the charade, and make peace between the kingdoms? More importantly, can she possibly avoid a death sentence when the truth is revealed?
An Unnatural Beanstalk by Brittany Fichter: Eva never doubted her place in her happy little world. All she ever wanted was to care for her siblings and to play the harp. Unfortunately, when her fairy godfather’s gift-giving goes awry, Eva receives an unusual talent that gets her abducted and betrothed to a loathsome duke with giant plans for the kingdom. Jack never ventured far from his mother’s farm. But when Eva’s fairy godfather forces Jack to take some magic beans and responsibility for saving Eva, Jack finds himself in as much danger as the girl he came to save. Follow Jack and Eva as they attempt to outsmart the duke, save the kingdom, and just possibly find their own happily ever after as well.
A Bear’s Bride by Shari L. Tapscott: After her father threatens to marry her to a dull farmer, free-spirited Sophie runs away from the only home she’s ever known and sets off into the world, seeking adventure and romance. But instead of excitement, she finds a forlorn castle and the solitary prince who lives there. For twenty years, Henri has been shrouded in mystery and speculation. Though Sophie knows it would be wiser to return home, she’s inexplicably drawn to the man of shadows. But it doesn’t take Sophie long to realize that falling for the cursed prince might prove to be more of an adventure than she ever bargained for…
A Beautiful Curse by Kenley Davidson: When a bumbling fairy godfather gifts a humble woodcutter’s fourth child with extraordinary beauty, she spends the next eighteen years trying to hide it—behind a book. Now, Elisette is ready to follow her dreams but her admirers keep getting in the way. Ellie knows better than to rely on her fairy godfather, but she’s desperate enough to risk asking him for help. After a bit of vengeful fairy magic, Ellie discovers that webbed feet and green skin are even harder to manage than beauty. No one cares what happens to a frog, except maybe quiet, unassuming Prince Cambren.Will Ellie find a way to break her curse and live happily ever after? Or will she spend the rest of her life eating flies and living in a pond at the back of the palace garden?
A Little Mermaid by Aya Ling: All Clio wants is to make her crush notice her. She isn’t interested in the people on land, much less a certain Prince Lukas, who was stupid enough to fall off a ship on his birthday. But when a bumbling fairy godfather misunderstands her, Clio finds herself in the worst situation imaginable—stranded on land with her tail and voice gone. And her troubles are just beginning. Not only must Clio learn how to behave like a human, but she also needs to discover the identity of a mysterious assassin, all while guarding herself against flirtatious advances from Lukas, the very person she wants to avoid.
An Inconvenient Princess by Melanie Cellier: Penny is a seventh child and they’re always blessed, especially in a fairy-favored family like Penny’s. But there’s nothing magical about her at all. She’s perfectly ordinary, even outshone by her own twin, Anneliese. Anneliese ran away to find adventure, but now it sounds like she needs rescuing—if only Penny knew where to find her. Penny is soon embroiled with a rogue fairy, a tower without doors, a charming prince, and one highly inconvenient princess. With more and more people looking to Penny to secure their happily ever afters, will Penny ever have a chance to find one for herself?