Fantastic retellings to read

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I loved this book series by Aya Ling. Although these are not standalone books, the first two could reasonably be read out of order without confusion. The third book, however, must be read after the first two.

As the series title indicates, all of the retold stories have role reversals in them. The first book has 12 princes in a story that hits some of the major points of the 12 Dancing Princesses fairy tale. The second story follows the second prince from the first story and includes a female beast for a unique Beauty and the Beast story.

Although I loved the whole series, the third book, based on Sleeping Beauty, was my least favorite. I felt like maybe the overall series should have been longer because this book was pretty heavy on the overall plot that connected the three books. Unlike the first two that focused on the two points of view from the couples involved, this one included the main characters from the previous books as well as the new couple. I think that this made the new romance a little less satisfying.

But overall, this was an amazing series that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves this genre. If you want to give it a try, you can find it on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.