Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fairy Tales Retold

Title:  Fairy Tales Retold
Author: Jamie Campbell
Series: Fairy Tales Retold, Books 1-6
Number of Pages: 178 pgs
Date Read: 4/7/15
Genre: Fairy Tale Retellings

Synopsis (Found on

History is told from one person’s perspective. Sometimes they don’t get it right. 

Fairy Tales Retold is a collection of six of your favorite childhood stories retold from the perspective of someone unexpected. Hear the real story behind the tales you think you know. 

Included in the collection: 

Cinderella is Evil 

Saving Rapunzel 

Killing Snow White 

Ugly Sleeping Beauty 

I Love Little Red 

The Beast with no Beauty 

My Review:

These books were awesome. In each of these books the villain of the original fairytale story is the narrator and they tell their version of what happened. In every story the princesses who everyone thinks of as sweet and innocent are really evil, bad and manipulative. The villains are really the good guys and they explain their actions and we find out what happens to them after the princesses happily ever after. They were a funny twist on the classics. These stories were very short (about 25-30 pages) and very entertaining. You can't read just one because you keep wondering how the next one is going to be. I enjoy books in the villain's pov and these are great because everyone knows how these fairy tales originally play out. These stories bring in a different and interesting ending. 

My favorites were: 

I Love Little Red
The Beast with No Beauty
Killing Snow White



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