A light bulb went off you guys!
I was developing my idea list for art and stories. After jotting down a few concepts I paused and thought “what are my very, very favorite kinds of stories?”
Anything fantasy is wonderdul, but I came to the conclusion that I have a soft spot for classic fairy tales and retellings of those tales. Then I thought about my favorite disney classics, which naturally came to mind first when thinking of fairy tales. Bam! It hit me. A retelling of Sleeping Beauty attacked me out of the blue and I’m just thrilled to play with the concept.
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Once the excitement wore off and I talked my poor husband’s ear off about it, I naturally started the research process. There is so much research ahead of me before I take this book idea on, but it occured to me that those of you with a shared love of fantasy might be interested in reading a few selections from the list of fairy tale books I compilied from goodreads, friends and family recommendations.
What I was looking for were some dark fairy tales as well as retellings. So here is the list, hope you guys enjoy…
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Moonlight and Ashes by Sophie Massin
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Sun andMoon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley Cartwright
The Golden Compass series (multiple authors)
If you have further suggestions, please do comment below.