Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's ViewDesperately Wanting Wednesday is not only for releases that I’m waiting on, it’s also for already released novels that I just haven’t purchased yet, or gotten to.

Every now and again I love a good fairy tale retelling — wanna know my fave? It’s naughty — The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

Fairy Tale Retellings

BeastlyThe movie was ridiculous, but I might as well give the book a try. This is a retelling of Beauty & the Beast.

I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly.

 

Briar RoseThis one I would really like to get my hand on – next time I visit the library, I bet they have a copy. *crosses fingers*

A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is “heartbreaking and heartwarming.”

Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma’s stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma’s astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.


What fairy tale retellings do you want to read?


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