Author Guest Post: Jasmine Richards

Today I have Jasmine Richards, author of The Book of Wonders, with me to share some of her top ten books. Read what she has to say below.

I really enjoy books that take a well-known story and reimagine it, breathe new life into it and introduce unexpected delights. This is what I’ve hope I’ve done with The Book of Wonders and the folktales from Arabian Nights. So here are my top ten books that reinterpret, retell and reimagine fairy tales and folktales.

Goose Girl by Shannon Hale [The Goose Girl]
Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C Bunce [Rumpelstiltskin]
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine [Cinderella]
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter [Bluebeard and others]
Ash by Malinda Lo [Cinderella]
Cinder by Melissa Meyer[Cinderella]
Beauty by Robin McKinley [Beauty and the Beast]
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce [Little Red Riding Hood]
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu [Snow Queen]
The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler [Twelve Dancing Princesses]

I've read a few of those and loved them myself! Thanks for sharing Jasmine.

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18 responses to “Author Guest Post: Jasmine Richards

  1. margie c {The Bumble Girl}

    Goose Girl is one of my faves! I love when stories are either reinvented, or when they try to tell you about a character either before or after the original story!
    Thanks for the chance! ~ margie c

  2. Maria

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’ve been seeing this book around for quite a while and would love to give it a try! 🙂

  3. Patsy

    I have a long list of books I would like to read. I’ll add The Book of Wonders, because it sounds really good.

  4. Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : )

    I’m really looking forward to this one!

    It seems like Cinderella is a pretty common tale to re-tell. Not that I’m complaining as I love the story!

    Thanks for sharing Jasmine and thanks for the contest girls!

  5. Leah

    I’ve been on a huge retelling kick lately. I’m only familiar with a handful of those titles, so I’ll definitely be checking the others out. & a Bluebeard retelling?! NEED.

  6. Susan @ The Book Bag

    I love reading fairy tales and folktales – and I am loving the spins that are being given to them now.

    thanks for the great giveaway!


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