Fairy-tale Inspired Books

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  1. Yes! You need to read “Jack of Kinrowan” by Charles DeLint… it’s a new setting of Jack the Giant Killer. Good stuff.

  2. Have you read Princess Bubble? That is my favorite.

  3. Hee…I've read a few on your list, but titles that come immediately to my mind are historical romances.

  4. love that kinda stuff, still… thx belinda :)

    season's blessings to you and yours :)

  5. love that kinda stuff, still… thx belinda :)

    season’s blessings to you and yours :)

  6. Have you read Sherry Thomas? OMG I've just discovered her, she's such a GOOD writer. Historical Romance isn't "normally" my thing, but I think I'm slowly becoming a fan of the genre. Right now I'm devouring "Private Arrangements" by her, and she's also go another book out called: "Delicious" that I THINK is supposed to be a bit of a Cinderella story.

  7. Have you read Sherry Thomas? OMG I’ve just discovered her, she’s such a GOOD writer. Historical Romance isn’t “normally” my thing, but I think I’m slowly becoming a fan of the genre. Right now I’m devouring “Private Arrangements” by her, and she’s also go another book out called: “Delicious” that I THINK is supposed to be a bit of a Cinderella story.

  8. Word Nerd – Thanks! I’ll add it to my To Be Read list.

    Karen – No, I haven’t, what’s it about? The title suggests something funny.

    Evangeline – I love historical romance that takes inspiration from fairy tales. Name a few! I’d love to find more.

    Laughingwolf – Thanks! Season’s blessings to you and yours as well.

    Zoe – Yes, I read Private Arrangements and loved it. I’ve been meaning to pick up Delicious because, as you said, it’s a Cinderella story.

  9. Word Nerd – Thanks! I’ll add it to my To Be Read list.

    Karen – No, I haven’t, what’s it about? The title suggests something funny.

    Evangeline – I love historical romance that takes inspiration from fairy tales. Name a few! I’d love to find more.

    Laughingwolf – Thanks! Season’s blessings to you and yours as well.

    Zoe – Yes, I read Private Arrangements and loved it. I’ve been meaning to pick up Delicious because, as you said, it’s a Cinderella story.

  10. The standard that I set fairy-tale inspired historical romances is Judith Ivory–Beast and Sleeping Beauty are absolutely, breathtakingly good. Both are on the shortlist of books I’m willing to re-read time and time again.

    Happy Christmas!

  11. The standard that I set fairy-tale inspired historical romances is Judith Ivory–Beast and Sleeping Beauty are absolutely, breathtakingly good. Both are on the shortlist of books I’m willing to re-read time and time again.

    Happy Christmas!

  12. Evangeline – This is the second or third time I've heard about Judith Ivory's Beast/Sleeping Beauty, I'm definitely going to add them to my To Be Read list.

  13. Evangeline – This is the second or third time I’ve heard about Judith Ivory’s Beast/Sleeping Beauty, I’m definitely going to add them to my To Be Read list.

  14. I just bought Beast off Amazon, hopefully it’ll be good. I trust Evangeline’s taste in books.

  15. I just bought Beast off Amazon, hopefully it’ll be good. I trust Evangeline’s taste in books.

  16. Hey Belinda!

    There's a YA series by Patricia C. Wrede called 'The Enchanted Forest Chronicles' filled with fairy-tale like elements. It starts with a princess who thinks the local princes are insipid and decides that she'd rather volunteer to be a dragon's captive. It's a thoroughly traditional situation. Her parents couldn't possibly complain…

    One of my favorite series when I was younger. :)

    For a straight retelling (but adult material, be warned), there's 'The Bloody Chamber', by Angela Carter. Very realistic retelling of one of the more disturbing fairy tales.

  17. Hey Belinda!

    There’s a YA series by Patricia C. Wrede called ‘The Enchanted Forest Chronicles’ filled with fairy-tale like elements. It starts with a princess who thinks the local princes are insipid and decides that she’d rather volunteer to be a dragon’s captive. It’s a thoroughly traditional situation. Her parents couldn’t possibly complain…

    One of my favorite series when I was younger. :)

    For a straight retelling (but adult material, be warned), there’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’, by Angela Carter. Very realistic retelling of one of the more disturbing fairy tales.

  18. A new fairy tale: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne Valente.

    A good question I do not know answer to: Why is that long title easy to remember?

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