Yesterday I reviewed Michelle Diener’s The Golden Apple, an adult re-telling of a Norwegian fairy tale and I’m kinda loving the theme at the moment. I recently finished Marissa Meyer’s Cress and Stacey did a review of Cinder, the first book in that futuristic series. So fairy tales are on the brain.
I love what authors are doing with fairy tale re-tellings right now. There are so many inventive tales out there and a few forth coming. Look at Marissa Meyer’s series, she’s got a Cinderella cyborg, a genetically modified wolf hunting down Little Red, and Rapunzel’s tower is a space station. This is amazing and unique. And it is why I love fairy tale re-tellings. Authors can take the bare bones of a story and make something completely new and reach a whole new audience. This is an amazing thing.