Thursday, 16 January 2014

2014 Fairy Tales Retold Challenge

So, for my third challenge of 2014 I've chosen the Fairy Tales Retold Challenge hosted by Debz at Debz Books.  The details of the challenge are below and I'm going for Monstrous Dragon level which is 16+ books. A lot of books on my shelves are fairy tale re-tellings so the ideal challenge for me and quite a few titles will also count toward my TBR Reading Pile challenge!

Here are the details:
  • The challenge starts on January 1st 2014, and ends December 31st 2014
  • The goal of the read-a-thon is to read as many fairy tale retellings as possible.
  • There will be six different levels to aim for in this challenge:
    • Poor Cobbler: 1-3 books
    • Devilish Wolf: 4-6 books
    • Lady in Waiting: 7-9 books
    • Mountain Troll: 10-12 books
    • Evil Enchantress: 13-15 books
    • Monstrous Dragon: 16+ books
  • This challenge is only for Young Adult and Middle Grade retellings. No adult or children’s books count towards this challenge.
  • Because of confusion in the past, this year only straight retellings of fairy tales will count. No fairy tale-ish books, and no mythological or classic retellings.
  • Single novellas do not count towards this challenge, however a compilation of novellas or short stories can count towards this challenge.
  • Have fun and spread the word!
As with my other challenges I will link up reviews here so they're in one place.



  1. This is a great idea for a challenge! To bad I don't have a heap of fairy tale retellings to read, other wise I'd be doing it to! And I love how you're aiming for the highest level. :P
    Brea @ Breezy Reads http://www,breesreads,

  2. Great challenge! I love fairy tale retellings. I'm super tempted to join this challenge too, but I'm already doing so many challenges haha. I might cave, and do it anyway.
    Good luck!

  3. So glad you're participating in this challenge! It's going to be a blast! Can't wait to see what you'll be reading.

  4. Fairy-tale Retellings are my favorite genre. If you're looking for some good books, a few good retellings include: Ella Enchanted & Fairest by Gail Carson Levine; Cinder, Scarlet, & Cress by Marissa Meyer; Entwined by Heather Dixon; Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu; The Frog Princess & The Wide Awake Princess by E. D. Baker; The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, & (it's a graphic novel but should still count simply because it's awesome) Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale; The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell; Belle, Sunlight and Shadow, Winter's Child, Before Midnight, Golden, & Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey; A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce; A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, Beastly, Bewitching, A Kiss in Time, & Cloaked by Alex Flinn; Sun and Moon Ice and Snow, Princess of Glass, Princess of the Silver Woods, & Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George; Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless, & Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce; Into the Wild, Out of the Wild, Ice, Enchanted Ivy, & Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst; Zel, Bound, & Beast by Donna Jo Napoli; Spindle’s End, Beauty, Rose Daughter, & The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin Mckinley

    And if mixed fairy-tales count, check out: The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley; The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer; The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani; Storybound by Melissa Burt; Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, & Once Upon the End by James Riley; Of Giants and Ice by Shelby Bach; Into the Woods & Out of the Woods by Lyn Gardner; A Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy. Good luck with your challenge.


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