Recommended Reading: Fairy Tale Mashups

May 20, 2017 Bonnie Recommended Reading 101 2 Comments

Taking classes and getting excited for the assigned reading was always my favorite part of school. Using that same concept and turning different genres, locations, and subjects into a course of their own, you could come up with your own assigned reading. These would be my picks for recommended reading, what would yours be?

Fairy Tale Mashups 101

If you’re looking for some Gothic fairy tales…

I’m super late to the Angela Carter party but oh man, did I love this collection. Each of her stories is a retelling of the fairy tales we all know already (Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, etc.) with her own special Gothic twist. They’re macabre and eerie and a total delight to read.


Book Review – Indexing by Seanan McGuireIf you’re looking for something with fairy tale detectives…

Indexing is the first installment in a series about a government agency that monitors fairy tale manifestations and prevents them from getting out of control. The concept is that people are born predisposed to a certain fairy tale and if allowed to run its course, it could be disastrous for the rest of the world. Highly entertaining.


If you’re looking for some fairy tales in comic book form…

Fables: Legends in Exile is the start of a long and thrilling series about the inhabitants of Fabletown, a town kept veiled from normal humans which allows the fairy tale beings to live right alongside of us. This is the first installment of a 22 volume series (not including the additional spin-offs) so be prepared to devote some time.


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2 Responses to “Recommended Reading: Fairy Tale Mashups”

    • Bonnie

      She’s got two in that series! I read the first one when it was just a bi-weekly serial but I think I prefer reading it all at once like I did with the second. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!
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