Once Upon a Time VI – Wrap-up Post

I’m really quite sad that the Once Upon a Time Challenge has ended.  It’s been so much fun sharing reviews, and reading everyone else’s!  This challenge focuses on some of my very favorite kinds of books (fairy tales!) and I’ve loved putting the emphasis on them for the last few months.  (Although now that it’s ending, maybe I’ll finally get back to the Foundation trilogy…)

Another reason I’m sad it’s ending…I’m not done reviewing things!  Too many books and movies, and I got behind, so stick around–more reviews are coming.

For now, here’s the wrap-up of everything I read.  Links go to reviews, starred titles mean a review is coming soon.  Feel free to ask if you’d like to know more about anything!

Let’s look at this by category, shall we?

Fairy tales:

Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley (Beauty and the Beast)
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card (Sleeping Beauty)
The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey (Cinderella)
The Mermaid’s Madness by Jim C. Hines (The Little Mermaid)
The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler (The Twelve Dancing Princesses)
Red Hood’s Revenge by Jim C. Hines (Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty)
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon (The Little Mermaid)*
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Cinderella)*

Mythology:

The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan (Egyptian)
Underworld by Meg Cabot (Greek) – abandoned, but I’ll tell you about why*

Fantasy:

Fairies and the Quest for Neverland by Gail Carson Levine
The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle by Deva Fagan
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce
The Magician’s Ward by Patricia C. Wrede
Kenny and the Dragon by Tony Di Terlizzi
The Catswold Portal by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman
The Secret Country by Jane Johnson

Quest on Screen:

The Thief of Bagdad, 1924 (Arabian Nights, loosely)
La Belle et la Bête, 1946 (Beauty and the Beast)
Ever After, 1998 (Cinderella)
Alice, 2009 (Alice in Wonderland)*
Red Riding Hood, 2011
Puss in Boots, 2011
Mirror, Mirror, 2012 (Snow White)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
Shakespeare ReTold: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2005

So that’s…20 books, and 8 movies.  Like I said–this challenge exactly covers my favorite things to read!  And there were so many, many good stories.  🙂

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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13 Responses to Once Upon a Time VI – Wrap-up Post

  1. drsnyc says:

    I’m sad I didn’t get to review everything I read but will be better prepared next year. In the meantime – thank you very much for pointing me in the direction of so many great books – more than half of the list I completed were titles you talked about.

  2. mervih says:

    Wow, that’s a lot! Thanks for the great reviews.

  3. Wow Cheryl that’s a really impressive list!! I only managed about a quarter of that but like you also had reviews to go as the end date loomed!

  4. dianem57 says:

    You have covered a lot of ground here! Thanks for all the great reviews.

  5. deslily says:

    duh, I clicked the link lol.. I remember the one with Fairbanks too!

  6. deslily says:

    wow! that’s a lot!.. was the Thief of Bagdad that you watched the one with Sabu ? ( I loved Sabu as a kid and was heartbroken when he died)

  7. Kristen M. says:

    I didn’t get to review everything I read yet either. That’s the one drawback of such an easy challenge! Looks like you had a great time with it though. 🙂

  8. Grace says:

    Oooh wow, you read/watched a lot! 🙂

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