Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do!

I'm kinda, sorta a month late in joining reading challenges (blame Throne of Glass for that one) but when I saw this one, I couldn't pass it up.

The Daily Prophecy 

I LOVE fairytale retellings!! I've loved fairytales ever since I could remember and retellings are just the BEST. I found the 2014 version of this challenge sometime around the end of December and obviously, I was too late to join in then. Then I forgot about it until now because I'm good like that. I'm now too late to join the initial 2015 linkup but, oh well. All procrastination comes with a price (but I'm still doing this challenge).

The Fairytale Retelling Challenge is hosted by Mel at The Daily Prophecy. It runs from January 1 to December 31, 2015. The goal of the challenge is to read fairytale retellings - simple as that. It can be anything from Middle Grade to YA to adult retellings and it's up to you what you count as a fairytale. Mel was nice enough to even create a list of suggestions on her Goodreads profile. I would also suggest the amazing chart that Epic Reads created for retellings. 


There are six levels to aim for while doing this challenge:
          -Prince Charming: 1 – 4 books.
          -Magic mirror: 5 - 9 books.
          -Big bad wolf: 10 – 15 books.
          -The wise princess: 16 – 20 books.
          -Wicked fairy Godmother: 21 – 25 books.
          -Bluebeard: you are killing it! 26+ books.

Personally, I'm aiming for The Wise Princess. There's a lot I want to read this year and a lot of them can be considered fairytale retellings including: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry, the Splintered series by A. G. Howard, Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay, and The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (not really a "fairytale" retelling but a mythology retelling but I'm going to fudge that a little and include it). There's a few others that I'm forgetting as well. Since rereads also count, I might also reread The Child Thief by Brom since it's been a very long time since I've read it and Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu because though I loved it when I read it last year, I didn't give it as much thought while reading as I would have liked and I also never reviewed it like I meant to.

If you want to join this challenge, please visit Mel's blog. Every month, she will be posting a new link up for all the retellings you've read. You can add your name to the link up and post your reviews there. So even though the big sign up is closed, anyone can still participate. And her February link up is already posted!


  1. Have you read Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine? It's probably an 'early teens' book but it's a childhood favourite of mine.

    1. I LOVE Gail Carson Levine! I read Ella when I was little a few years before the movie came out. I think I've read almost everything by her - except for really new things. The Two Princesses of Bamarre was always my favorite by her though I loved Ella as well. =)


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