Recent Reads: Fantasy & Fairy Tale Retellings

Recent Reads: Fantasy & Fairy Tale Retellings

I have heard about Home but haven’t seen it yet… I heard it is a lot like Window which I have always loved and even without words sends a strong message.

Right now I am re-reading The Golden Compass … I am trying to catch up to Mike who is reading the series for the first time but I also never read The Amber Spyglass so this is actually really going to help me because I have forgotten a lot. I think when I recommend these to kids (and adults… since I seem to be doing a lot of that lately) I will suggest reading the series back to back.

From the same publisher that brought us Snow I also recently read The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey. It’s a re-invention of Arabian Nights. It was definitely intriguing & fast paced…a weak spot here or there but these books really are perfect for those girls who love extended fairy tales… they would make great beach or travel books! They’re from Simon Pulse if you’re looking to purchase. I have the Sleeping Beauty one (Beauty Sleep) on my nightstand which I started but I think I overdid it trying to read 3 like that in a row…I like variety…why I guess I don’t usually read a series back to back! Anyway, I have forsaken Beauty Sleep for Golden Compass…no regrets there šŸ™‚

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