When I first saw the post for Project: Fairy Tale, hosted by Alison at The Cheap Reader, I knew I wanted in, but I was a little bit hesitant because I’m not a big fairy tale person. HOWEVER, I knew I could have a lot of fun with this and I was hoping this would get me back into fairy tales, and so far, all of that is true!
My chosen fairy tale: CINDERELLA
I’ve got LOTS of plans for Cinderella. First and foremost, read the original fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
I’m really excited for retellings! This is something I’ve just been starting to get into and I think this will be a lot of fun.
– Cinder by Marissa Meyer (own): I know, I know. I still haven’t read Cinder yet. But don’t worry! It is now in my possession thanks to a little place called Amazon.com.
– Finish Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (library) : Maybe this is cheating, but I’m still counting it. I’ve seen quite a few author interviews in which Ms. Mass said that she got the idea for ToG by wondering what would happen if Cinderella was actually a hired assassin sent to kill Prince Charming. It may not be a direct retelling, but its roots lie in Cinderella’s tale.
– Ash by Malinda Lo: This one may be a bit out there so we’ll see how it goes, but nevertheless, it sounds interesting.
– Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine: Stated that it’s a Cinderella retelling, but it kind of seems like a fairy tale retelling in general. I actually haven’t read the book – I’ve only seen the movie – so I’m excited to read this.
– Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix: I haven’t read anything by MPH since I was a kid (Running Out of Time was seriously one of my favorites) so I’m hoping Just Ella is enjoyable!
I do plan to read a lot more, but I’m not sure exactly which ones I’ll get to. These will be more of a pick and choose as time winds down, but I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to tackle a lot of these:
The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer (I’m actually not sure if this is related, BUT it has “Cinderella” in the title, so I’m interested in checking it out)
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C Hines
A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James (it’s a romance novel – oooooh)
– Cinderella (as if you didn’t already know the story) by Barbara Endor
– Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ronald Koertge
FROM OTHER CULTURES/LANGUAGES:
– Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
– Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman
– Cenecientas (Spanish)
Cinderella – Rogers & Hammersteins (with Lesley Ann Warren, because that’s the way I grew up!)
Cinderella – Disney
A Cinderella Story – Hilary Duff
Ever After – Drew Barrymore