Calendar Girls Books: Best Fairy Tale Retelling

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Hey Bookworms! We’ve decided to begin participating in the monthly event, Calendar girls! In case you don’t know what this is, it is an event that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Each month, the creators chose a theme and you pick a book that fits this theme! This event is hosted by, Flavia @Flavia the Bibliophile  and Melanie @MNBernard Books. Head over to their blogs to find out more! We’re so excited to be joining this discussion! Let’s get started!


Dawlyn and Krista

We both absolutely love retellings of all kinds, whether they take their form in books, movies, or TV shows. With that being said, neither of us have actually read too many fairy tale retellings yet, but we plan to change that in the near future!

Our pick for this month’s theme is, Cinder by Marissa Meyer. We read it earlier this year, and absolutely loved it! This is both of our favorite fairytale retelling so far! We are so excited to continue on with the series! Though the plot was pretty predictable, it didn’t bother us because of everything else that the story brought to the table. Marissa Meyer did an amazing job of staying true to the story of Cinderella while also creating such a unique world to make the story her own. The worldbuilding was definitely our favorite aspect of this book. It was so different than anything we have read before. This world is just so creative, and we cannot wait to see how much more it is developed throughout the rest of the series! All of the characters, even the antagonists, intrigued us, and we are definitely interested in learning more about them. Cinder is the most creative fairytale retelling that either of us has read so far. This story definitely made us both want to read not only more of the series, but more of the genre. We both definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic fairytale retelling or sci/fi fantasy novel!


Thanks so much for taking the time out to read our post! We’re so happy to be participating in the Calendar GIrls event, and we look forward to hearing from others who are participating in it as well. Let us know if you’ve read this book, and feel free to share links to your July Calendar GirlsD&K

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