I love fairytale retellings. I like the nostalgia I feel reading a familiar storyline, but I definitely want a new and exciting twist that takes the familiar into the unknown. I read fairytales voraciously, so I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you on #fairytalefridays. Today, we’re going to explore some fun, futuristic, or fantastical retellings of Snow White.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust: Vivid worldbuilding and strong female characters lead this feminist reimagining of “Snow White” following a magician’s daughter-turned-heartless queen and her rival stepdaughter who was created out of snow.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao: Focusing on the evil queen, this lush, dark story follows one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress.
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis: A gritty, futuristic retelling of Snow White in which Essie, a part-time cage fighter and master at repairing robots, is pulled into a war by a mysterious man who crash lands near her home.
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine: Lorelai is an exiled princess on the run from a magic-wielding prince tasked with bringing her heart to an evil queen in this action-packed, imaginative story.
Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly: In this dramatic, compelling, lyrical tale, Sophie is killed by a huntsman, only to be brought back to life by the seven men of the woods and together they work to topple a truly evil villain.
What are your favorite Snow White retellings? Which fairytale should I do next? Let me know in the comments!