Welcome back to the seventh month of Calendar Girls! It’s a monthly blog event co-hosted by Flavia and myself, and designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers. Calendar Girls was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl, (because I’m an oldies fanatic. 😛) For more information, click here!
Best Fairytale Retelling!
Hey, look! I actually had some options to pick from this month. Hahahaha! Most were the common ones that just about every reader of YA has heard of and then there are a few more on the obscure, quiet side. There were some really good ones to choose from (which made this a little difficult), and thankfully some REALLY bad ones that weren’t even put into the pool for consideration. :p Still, only one may reign champion! And it was…. *drum roll*
This is a little bit on the older side compared to a few of the more popular and common fairytale retellings, and not nearly as well known. Yet, I think it deserves some recognition. (It’s one of the first books I received for an honest review through Netgalley! 😀 )
Unlike many of the retellings out there, this particular story takes a handful of fairytales and smushes them together into one giant conglomeration. Okay. That sounds bad. Haha! And I’m not sure it’s for everyone as it’s definitely on the crazier side of Wonderland. I mean, how can it not be crazy when Alice recruits Peter Pan into her army to take down the Ace of Spades who happens to be taking all the wonder out of Wonderland and making it… normal. *shudder* Haha! Even with the story being a bit of a whirlwind and having a ton going on, it’s a wonderful adventure/action story of friendship and discovering who you truly are.
Have you read Alice Takes Back Wonderland yet?
If you haven’t, you should!
Also! If you like rap battles and you like disney, I highly suggest you watch some of Whitney Avalons Princess Rap Battles on Youtube! They are awesome!!!!
Calendar Girls’ picks for Best Fairytale Retelling!
Flavia – Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Darque @ Darque Dreamer Reads – Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell
Thai @ Read Breath Repeat – Cress by Marissa Meyer
Lauren @ Two Birds One Blog – Fables vol.1-22 by Bill Willingham
Deanna @ Deanna Writes About… – Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Sophie @ Beware of the Reader – Cinder(no post) by Marissa Meyer
Katie @ Never Not Reading – Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews – Cress by Marissa Meyer
Dawlyn & Krista @ Little Blind Book Finds – Cinder by Marissa Meyer