I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning over the past few months, so I thought it was a good time to give homage to the fairy tale heroine who does the most cleaning: Cinderella.
As a fun side note, while I enjoy the Disney movie, I am an active anti-fan of Cinderella’s prince because he is so useless! This is the main reason why I gave the prince in my retelling (Colonel Fredrick) a much more active role. My fairy tale retelling of Cinderella is #3 in the Timeless Fairy Tales series, and you can find Angelique’s side of the story in: Curse of Magic!
But back to the retelling list! I’ll start with some of my favorite Cinderella retellings, followed by tons more suggestions from the Facebook Champions.
Here are my favorite Cinderella stories:
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine – Can a Cinderella retelling be more perfect than this story? Tons of fun world building in this book as well (the movie doesn’t give it justice).
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Unusual in that it tells the story of what comes after the big slipper reveal. The book cover makes it look like a modern story but it’s actually a typical YA epic fantasy world setting.
The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey – This retelling isn’t squeaky clean, but it’s a fun reimagining of Cinderella that puts a really interesting twist the typical fairy tale world retellings take place in.
And of course, there is Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M. Shea 🙂 (Buwahah, yes, a daring plug of my own story.)
If that wasn’t enough for you here are more suggestions from Facebook! Note that I didn’t include any books that were labeled as definitely not clean. I also had problems finding several of the suggestions on Goodreads (maybe they are known by a different title?) so if you’re looking for even more suggestions you can check out the comments on the Facebook post.
Cinderella Retellings Facebook List: