We’ve got a guest post up at the fabulous Stella Ex Libris book blog, all about the faery tales of my youth…and how they’re perhaps not the stories you grew up with.
I love retold faery tales, and all the different permutations thereof – from Disney to Jim Hines’s Stepsisters to the truly brilliant work of Malinda Lo, so I jumped all over the opportunity to do this post.
Now, though, I’m yearning for the stories I grew up with – I guess I need to go dig out the storybooks from when I was a kid, or at least get my mother to tell me some stories over the phone.
How about you? What faery tales did you cut your teeth on? What retellings do you enjoy today? And why do you like those retellings? Are they darker or happier than the ones you grew up with?