Monday, July 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (7)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish

Books for People Who Loves Cinder/Fairy Tales

Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance. 

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.

It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson 
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?
Beastly by Alex Flinn
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 the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.
Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
Wilde Island is not at peace. The kingdom mourns the dead Pendragon king and awaits the return of his heir; the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is strained; and the regent is funding a bloodthirsty witch hunt, hoping to rid the island of half-fey maidens.

Tess, daughter of a blacksmith, has visions of the future, but she still doesn't expect to be accused of witchcraft, forced to flee with her two best friends, or offered shelter by the handsome and enigmatic Garth Huntsman, a warden for Dragonswood. But Garth is the younger prince in disguise and Tess soon learns that her true father was fey, making them the center of an exciting, romantic adventure, and an ancient prophecy that will bring about peace between all three races - dragon, human, and fairy.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past - and hers?

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

On my fourteenth birthday when the sakura was in full bloom, the men came to kill us. We saw them come, Aimi and me. We were excited, because we did not know how to be frightened. We had never seen soldiers before.

Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and light, walk unseen in the middle of the day, change her face. She can be anyone she wants to be. Except herself. 

Suzume died officially the day the Prince's men accused her father of treason. Now even she is no longer sure of her true identity.

Is she the girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? 

Everyone knows Yue is destined to capture the heart of a prince. Only she knows that she is determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. 

And nothing will stop her. Not even love.
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
Bewitching by Alex Flinn
Bewitching can be a beast. . . .

Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.

I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.

You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out.

I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.

Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.


  1. I love your list so much! I'm ashamed of the fact that I've only read 3 of those, and yet I claim to be a fairy tale expert. I guess I better get going, then!

    I don't have a TTT post this week (I forget why...), but if you want even more fairy tale recommendations, I did a fairy tale retelling list a while back!

  2. I"m in the middle of Cinder and love it! Thanks for the recommendations you're the second Dragonswood tonight for me so it's now on my to read list.

    here's my TTT

  3. Ack! Tigerlily! I can't wait to read that.
    Really love the Iron King and the rest of the series. I can't get enough of them. Scarlet's on my list too. :)

    Check out my Top Ten?

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

  4. I love fairy tales! I'll check those which I haven't read! :) Thank you

    Tanja and mine TTT - Ja čitam, a ti?

  5. Oh, I think I've never read a fairytale retelling, but I'm totally going to! The Alex Flinn books are waiting on my shelves for quite a while now...
    My TTT:

  6. Scarlet, Sisters Red, Dragonswood & The iron king are the books I've read so far and I LOVED THEM ALL SO MUCH <3 Kill me softly was disappointing unfortunately :( I liked the use of the fairytales, but the main character was annoying.

    Enchanted & Tiger Lily are high on my list and I want to read them as soon as possible :D The frog prince <3 I'm scared of reading Beastly, since Beauty and the beast is my favorite fairytale and I'm always afraid that they'll spoil the story.. But I do want to read Bewitched, so I might give it a try anyway! I did liked her other fairytale :)

    And I read another book from Zoë Marriott and I loved it, so I'm going to read Shadows on the moon too ^^

    I LOVE fairytales and retellings <3 as you may notice, haha.

  7. GREAT LIST. I love fairy tales, one of my favourite type of books.

  8. I love fairy tales! Kill My Softly, Tiger Lily, and Scarlet all look great. Awesome list!

  9. Great list! I've been meaning to get to more fairytale/fantasy books, so when I have time I'll definitely have to check these out. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a great list of fairy tales! I don't generally read too much fantasy, but some of these sound fantastic.

  11. Great list!! I love fairy tales and enough though I haven't read many of these books, I shall! Especially Beastly, I saw the movie and it was great!

  12. I would have never imagined there were so many fairy tale books. I have only read the Iron King of all these, and Cinder is still on my TBR! Thanks for all the recommendations!

  13. Yes, perfect list! I love fairy tales! I really need to finish reading Enchanted.

  14. ahhh great topic! I adore fairytales and especially Cinder! I'm definitely going to have to check out some of your picks! Have you read Jackson Pearce's SWEETLY? I really liked that retelling.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  15. I just finished listening to the Cinder audiobook so I really enjoyed this list. There are several books on your list that I own but I haven't read yet!

  16. I loved Cinder but I've not read any of these other books. I think I'll have to add all of them to the to-read list :)