Once again I’m recommending a series instead of one book but these novels were so good. Let me introduce “The Lunar Chronicles” by Marissa Meyer.
“The Lunar Chronicles” are made up of 5 books: “Cinder”, “Scarlett”, “Cress”, “Stars Above” and “Winter”. I actually stumbled across book 2 – “Scarlett” – when looking through the library catalogue for something new to read. Since I Love YA and fantasy/sci-fi, these books immediately caught my attention. But once I looked a little more deeply into the descriptions for all the books, I realized they were a retelling of old fairytales but with cyborgs, spaceships, evil queens, handsome princes, androids and more. Plus, there had to be princesses and romance!
Ms. Meyer does a wonderful retelling of “Cinderella”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Snow White”, and “Rapunzel” but in a futurist, science fiction way. These might not be your kind of books but I know some people that don’t usually enjoy fantasy fiction but liked the retelling of the fairytales they had heard all their lives.
I found that as soon as I finished one book I would immediately move to the next one. I read them order once I found out they were a series and I encourage you to do the same if you can. As I said earlier, these might not be the type of books you would normally read but you might want to give them a try. You will definitely see your favorite fairytale in a different light!