Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  Today we’re looking at the conclusion to the Princesses of Westfalin series.  Even though this book came out in 2012, I didn’t know it existed until this year.  This is the first novel-length retelling I’ve read of “Little Red Riding Hood.”  The only others I’ve read are two short stories by Angela… Continue reading Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  Today we’re looking at a retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” which was a runner-up in July’s poll.  While we have looked at a “Beauty and the Beast” retelling and the two tales are closely linked, this is the first actual “East of the Sun and West… Continue reading Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  Today, by popular vote, we’re looking at the feature’s first retelling of “Rapunzel.”  Sorry it’s so much later than I thought!  As I said in my previous post, there was an issue with the library.  Ultimately I just bought the ebook because it seemed that the library copy was never… Continue reading Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  Princess of Glass is another book I originally read in high school and have reread a few times since.  And I loved the story of “Cinderella” as a kid, so taking another look at this book was lots of fun.  This is the second book in The Princesses of Westfalin trilogy. On… Continue reading Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Since “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” is my favorite fairy tale, it’s fitting that I kick off Fairy Tale Friday with a retelling of it!  I originally read Princess of the Midnight Ball when I was in high school, and it was actually the first retelling of the tale I ever read.  I’m fond of it, so rereading it… Continue reading Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  We were going to have a retelling of “Rapunzel” as the first post of July since that won the popular vote.  However, there was an issue with the library and after waiting a long time, I decided to just buy it myself.  I now have my copy, but I still… Continue reading Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doué

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  By popular vote, we are looking at another retelling of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.”  The timing couldn’t be better because this month marks the one year anniversary of this feature, and the first book I posted on was also a retelling of this tale. My Rating: 3 stars Warning: Contains… Continue reading The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doué

Special Edition: The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Welcome back to Fairy Tale Friday!  Today’s post is a special edition.  Instead of looking at a retelling, we’ll be looking at the original tale.  This also means the format is going to be a bit different.  There will only be two sections instead of three: My Thoughts and Other Reading Recommendations.  So let’s dive into Villeneuve’s full… Continue reading Special Edition: The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve