Once Upon a Twist

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One of the popular trends in film and literature over the last few years has been new spins on fairy tales and classic novels. Movies such as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Princess of Thieves as well as TV series such as Grimm, Once Upon a Time, and BBC’s Sherlock are just a few of these popular retellings. It’s always enjoyable to see how a classic story can be twisted, sometimes a bit and sometimes a lot, in order to become a new and fresh story.

But TV shows and movies aren’t the only places where fairytales can get new life. There are so many retellings of these classic tales in novels, and here are a few of my favorites.