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The Best Modern Fairy Tale Books And Stories

February 9, 2017
The Best Modern Fairy Tales Books and Stories

“What are the best Modern Fairy Tale Books and Stories?” We looked at 384 of the top Modern Fairy Tales, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

We were able to find 25 different lists for this article with over 350 different books included. The list is split between modern retellings of classic fairy tales and new books that, aside from borrowing the same magical feel and tone, tell their own unique stories.

The top 53 books, all appearing on three or more lists, are ranked below with images, summaries, and links. The remaining 330 books, along with the sources we used are listed in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 53 Modern Fairy Tales



Editors Choice:

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

Editors Choice #2:

Pretty much any book by Neil Gaiman

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53 .) A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads
  • Stacked Books
  • About

“The gold thread promises Charlotte Miller a chance to save her family’s beloved woolen mill. It promises a future for her sister, jobs for her townsfolk, security against her grasping uncle — maybe even true love.
To get the thread, Charlotte must strike a bargain with its maker, the mysterious Jack Spinner. But the gleam of gold conjures a shadowy past — secrets ensnaring generations of Millers. And Charlotte’s mill, her family, her love — what do those matter to a stranger who can spin straw into gold?”

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52 .) A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

“Talia fell under a spell. . . .
Jack broke the curse.

I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic. . . .

I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.

I awakened in the same place but in another time—to a stranger’s soft kiss.

I couldn’t help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn’t know this would happen.

Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!

Now I’m stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . The good news: My parents will freak!

Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?”

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51 .) A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents and her first love are long gone, and Rose– hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire– is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes– or be left without any future at all.

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50 .) Ash by Malinda Lo

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • Popsugar

“In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

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49 .) Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Endicott Studio
  • Popsugar

With the critically acclaimed novels The Gate To Women’s Country, Raising The Stones, and the Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri Tepper has established herself as one of the major science fiction writers of out Time. In Beauty, she broadens her territory even further, with a novel that evokes all the richness of fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspring of tales such as “Sleeping Beauty,” Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdrop both enchanted and frightening, the story begins with a wicked aunt’s curse that will afflict a young woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday. Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soon finds herself embarked on an adventure of vast consequences. For it becomes clear that the enchanted places of this fantastic world–a place not unlike our own–are in danger and must be saved before it is too late.

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48 .) Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads

“The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to prick her finger at the age of sixteen and sleep for one hundred years — until a prince awakens her with a kiss. So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle.

Unable to sew or embroider like most little princesses, Aurore instead explores the castle grounds and beyond, where her warmth and generosity soon endear her to the townspeople. their devotion to the spirited princess grows as she does. “

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47 .) Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • Popsugar

“Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name. But before he abandons her for king and court, he brings a second child to be raised alongside her, a boy whose identity he does not reveal.

The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants’ care until one day a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters. The lady has married La Cendrillon’s father, and her arrival changes their lives.

When an invitation to a great ball reaches the family, La Cendrillon’s new stepmother will make a decision with far-reaching effects. Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny — a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are.”

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46 .) Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Every Best Of
  • Endicott Studio
  • io9

Gregory Maguire proves himself to be “one of contemporary fiction’s most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews) with Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, his ingenious and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella fairy tale. Perhaps best known for his dark and breathtaking Oz series The Wicked Years—including the novel Wicked, which inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical—Maguire is a master at upending the ordinary to help us see the familiar in a brilliant new light.

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45 .) East by Edith Pattou

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads

Rose has always felt out of place in her family. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him, she readily agrees. The bear takes Rose to a distant castle, where each night she is confronted with a mystery. In solving that mystery, she finds love, discovers her purpose, and realizes her travels have only just begun.

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44 .) Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads
  • Bella On Books

“How can a fairy’s blessing be such a curse?

At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy’s gift—the “”gift”” of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it’s hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head!

But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. She goes on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and handsome princes, determined to break the curse—and live happily ever after.”

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43 .) Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

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42 .) Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • Popsugar

“Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant — until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn’t know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea — a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid — all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she’s becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she’s tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude’s affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there’s only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.”

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41 .) Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads
  • Bella On Books
  • About

“It’s a familiar story: In spite of the obstacles put in her way by her wicked stepmother, Ella goes to the ball, sweeps Prince Charming off his feet, and is chosen to be his bride. Now she’s comfortably ensconced in the palace, awaiting marriage to the man of her dreams. It’s happily ever after time, right?
Wrong! Life for Ella has become an endless round of lessons and restrictions; even worse, Prince Charming turns out to be more like Prince Boring. Why can’t she talk with him the way she can with Jed, her earnest young tutor?
Slowly, Ella comes to realize she doesn’t want the life she fought so hard to win. But breaking her engagement proves more difficult — and dangerous — than escaping her stepmother’s tyranny.”

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40 .) Mermaid: A Twist on a Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Popsugar
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

“Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father’s greatest rival. Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom.

Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart…. “

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39 .) Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

“In a quiet fishing village seventeen years ago, one lone fisherman rescued a child from the sea. He and his wife raised the girl, Pearl, as their own daughter, never allowing themselves to wonder long about where she came from — or notice her silver hair, usually pale skin, and wide, dark blue eyes.

Pearl grows from a mysterious child into an unusual young woman, not always welcomed in the village. As all the other girls her age find husbands, she has only one friend to ease her loneliness. One very special, secret companion: Prince James.

But their friendship is shaken when trouble erupts in the kingdom — a conspiracy against the royal family combines with an evil enchantment from beneath the sea. Now, just when Pearl and James need each other most, bewitching magic and hints about Pearl’s past threaten to tear them apart…forever.”

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38 .) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Every Best Of
  • Bustle
  • All Womens Talk

“A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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37 .) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Every Best Of
  • Huffington post
  • The Paper Hearts

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

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36 .) Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

“For Cinder fans, a fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a flipped script in which the Beauty becomes the Beast . . .

It’s pointless. Hopeless. Even if she weren’t afraid of me, we’ll always be enemies at the core. . . .

In the city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra is raised to be a human sacrifice. Her death will ensure her city’s vitality.

In the desert, a mutant beast named Gem fights to save his people, known as the Monstrous, from starvation.

Neither dreams that, together, they can return balance to their worlds.
When Gem is captured for trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, he becomes a prisoner of the city. Isra enlists his help, and soon begins to care for him—and to question everything she has been brought up to believe. . . .”

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35 .) Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • About

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program. She travels abroad hoping to find better political alliances and perhaps a marriage. But thanks to a vengeful fairy, Poppy’s happily ever after gets complicated. This companion to Princess of the Midnight Ball will delight readers with action and romance.

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34 .) Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Popsugar

“Valerie’s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henri, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.

After her sister’s violent death, Valerie’s world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the werewolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But no one is safe. When an expert wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them – it could be anyone in town.

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only one who can hear the voice of creature. The Wolf says she must surrender herself before the Blood Moon wanes . . . or everyone she loves will die.”

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33 .) Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads

“Twenty years ago, Robin McKinley dazzled readers with the power of her novel Beauty. Now this extraordinarily gifted novelist returns to the story of Beauty and the Beast with a fresh perspective, ingenuity, and mature insight.
With Rose Daughter, she presents her finest and most deeply felt work–a compelling, richly imagined, and haunting exploration of the transformative power of love.”

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32 .) Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguie

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads

“Ruth’s grandmother lives in the forest, banished there for the “”evil”” that the townsfolk believed she practiced. But if studying the stars, learning about nature, and dreaming of flying is evil, then Ruth is guilty of it too. Whenever Ruth took food and supplies to her grandmother, she would sit with the old woman for hours, listening and learning.
When she wasn’t in the woods, Ruth was learning the trade of her father, a blacksmith, now that her brother would never return from the Crusades.
Amidst those dark days, a new man enters Ruth’s life. William is a noble with a hot temper and a bad name, and he makes her shiver. But the young man is prey to his heritage, a curse placed on his family ages ago, and each male of the family has strange blood running in his veins. Now Ruth must come face-to-face with his destiny at Grandma’s house”

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31 .) Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads
  • Bella On Books

The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity. But Pernicia is looking for her, intent on revenge for a defeat four hundred years old. Robin McKinley’s masterful version of Sleeping Beauty is, like all of her work, a remarkable literary feat.

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30 .) Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • Bella On Books

“As a child, Gretchen’s twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch’s forest threatening to make them disappear too.

Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in sleepy Live Oak, South Carolina. They’re invited to stay with Sophia Kelly, a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion.

Life seems idyllic, and Gretchen and Ansel gradually forget their haunted past — until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel. He tells her the witch isn’t gone — it’s lurking in the forest, preying on girls after Live Oak’s infamous chocolate festival each year, and looking to make Gretchen its next victim. Gretchen is determined to stop running and start fighting back. Yet, the further she investigates the mystery of what the witch is and how it chooses its victims, the more she wonders who the real monster is.”

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29 .) The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • Bella On Books

“The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie’s father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can “”practically spin straw into gold.””

Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite evening gowns — with the help of Ray Stalls, a man from her tenement who uses an old spinning wheel to create dresses that are woven with crimson thread and look as though they are spun with real gold. Indebted to Ray, Bertie asks how she can repay him. When Ray asks for her firstborn child, Bertie agrees, never dreaming that he is serious..”

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28 .) The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt

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Lists It Appears On:

  • All Womens Talk
  • Endicott Studio
  • Melody & Words

“The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine–a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling–and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty shop in an Istanbul bazaar. As A.S. Byatt renders this relationship with a powerful combination of erudition and passion, she makes the interaction of the natural and the supernatural seem not only convincing, but inevitable.

The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt’s remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe astonishing in the precision of its detail, its intellectual consistency, and its splendor.

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27 .) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

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Lists It Appears On:

  • TimeOut
  • io9
  • Bustle

“Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.

With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when author Catherynne M. Valente first posted it online as a serialized novel. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.”

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26 .) The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Every Best Of
  • Bustle
  • TimeOut

“In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker’s debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.”

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25 .) The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads

“Rowena, the youngest of twelve sisters, loves to slip out of the castle at night and dance in a magical forest. Soon she convinces her sisters to join her. When Sir Ethan notices that his daughters’ slippers look tattered every morning, he is certain they’ve been sneaking out. So he posts a challenge to all the suitors in the kingdom: The first man to discover where his daughters have been is free to marry the one he chooses.
Meanwhile a handsome young knight named Bedivere is involved in a challenge of his own: to return the powerful sword, Excalibur, to a mysterious lake. While looking for the lake, Bedivere meets the beautiful Rowena and falls for her. Bedivere knows that accepting Sir Ethan’s challenge is the only opportunity for him to be with Rowena forever. But this puts both Bedivere and Rowena in a dangerous situation…one in which they risk their lives for a chance at love.”

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24 .) The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Endicott Studio
  • Melody & Words

From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood, bestselling author of The Blind Assassin, comes one of her most intricate and subversive novels. Set in contemporary Toronto, The Robber Bride revolves around the lives of three fascinating women. Classmates from university, Roz, Charis, and Tony all shared the seductive and destructive experience of a past friendship with the flashy, sensuous, smart, irresistible Zenia. As the novel opens, they are twenty years past their college days and have met at Zania’s funeral, but at lunch, after the funeral, they spot Zenia—not dead at all and up to no good.

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23 .) Towering by Alex Flinn

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle. But many years later, Rachel knows her palace is really a prison, and begins to plan her escape. She is encouraged by the speed with which her golden hair has been growing. It’s gotten long enough to reach the ground. And she’s begun dreaming of a green-eyed man. Could he be out there in the world? Is he coming to save her? Or will she find a way to save herself?

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22 .) Winter by Marissa Meyer

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

“Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.”

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21 .) Cress by Marissa Meyer

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  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Popsugar

“Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.”

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20 .) Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Popsugar

Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom’s mountaintop, nothing is what she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can’t resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who’s gotten in her way by stealing her heart.

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19 .) Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

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  • Barnes & Noble
  • Ranting Dragon
  • Popsugar
  • Endicott Studio

“The moment young Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay as still as death–while a malevolent presence stirred in the hidden depths below.

Now, years later, Ivan is compelled to return. He finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not run . . .”

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18 .) Entwined by Heather Dixon

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  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts

Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her—beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing—it’s taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation.

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17 .) Golden by Cameron Dokey

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  • Stacked Books
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads
  • Bella On Books

“Before Rapunzel’s birth, her mother made a dangerous deal with the sorceress Melisande: If she could not love newborn Rapunzel just as she appeared, she would surrender the child to Melisande. When Rapunzel was born completely bald and without hope of ever growing hair, her horrified mother sent her away with the sorceress to an uncertain future.

After sixteen years of raising Rapunzel as her own child, Melisande reveals that she has another daughter, Rue, who was cursed by a wizard years ago and needs Rapunzel’s help. Rue and Rapunzel have precisely “”two nights and the day that falls between”” to break the enchantment. But bitterness and envy come between the girls, and if they fail to work together, Rue will remain cursed…forever.”

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16 .) Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire

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  • Every Best Of
  • Popsugar
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Endicott Studio

Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Land of Oz in his New York Times bestselling series The Wicked Years, offers a brilliant reinvention of the timeless Snow White fairy tale: Mirror Mirror. Setting his story amid the cultural, political and artistic whirlwind of Renaissance Italy—and casting the notorious Lucrezia Borgia as the Evil Queen—Maguire and Mirror Mirror will enthrall a wide array of book lovers ranging from adult fans of Harry Potter to readers of the sophisticated stories of Angela Carter.

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15 .) Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

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  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Bella On Books

Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and-of course-true love. Inspired by “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,”this novel is as captivating as it is fresh. Enchanted readers are sure to clamor for the new companion, Princess of Glass, also publishing this season.

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14 .) Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Popsugar

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

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13 .) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • The Paper Hearts

“Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison―even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does―in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.”

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12 .) The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • Typographical ERA
  • Endicott Studio

“With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.

Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place.

A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse.

And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men.

Within these singular, timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself.”

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11 .) The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads
  • Bustle
  • All Womens Talk
  • Popsugar

“In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White’s (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty’s (almost) stories.

This story was originally published (without illustrations) in Rags & Bones (Little, Brown, 2013). This is the first time it is being published as an illustrated, stand-alone edition, and the book is a beautiful work of art.”

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10 .) Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

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  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Bella On Books

High in the mountains, Zel lives with her mother, who insists they have all they need — for they have each other. Zel’s life is peaceful and protected — until a chance encounter changes everything. When she meets a beautiful young prince at the market one day, she is profoundly moved by new emotions. But Zel’s mother sees the future unfolding — and she will do the unspeakable to prevent Zel from leaving her.

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9 .) Beastly by Alex Flinn

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  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • Ranting Dragon
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Popsugar

“I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.”

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8 .) Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

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  • Huffington post
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads
  • Ranting Dragon
  • Popsugar

“n the heat of midsummer 1942, deep in a forest in the heart of Poland, Briar Rose arrives at a castle that has fallen into the hands of an evil army. Corrupted by dark deeds and choked by a poisonous mist, the castle will soon come to be known as Chelmno extermination camp. And in that place of death, Briar Rose is plunged into a deep sleep….

Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma’s stories of Briar Rose. Becca would have sworn the stories were made up, but on her deathbed Gemma extracts from Becca a promise to fulfill three impossible requests: find the castle, find the prince, and find the spell-maker. Her vow sends Becca on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma’s astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose.”

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7 .) Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Lists It Appears On:

  • The OC Blog
  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Popsugar

“Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.”

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6 .) Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

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  • Stacked Books
  • Epic Reads
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Popsugar
  • About

“Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls’ bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett’s only friend–but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they’ve worked for?”

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5 .) Snow by Tracy Lynn

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  • Epic Reads
  • Bella On Books
  • The Paper Hearts
  • About

“The Duchess Jessica’s childhood began with a tragedy: her mother’s death. Her father, heartbroken at the loss of his beloved wife, could not bear to raise the child. Largely ignored, Jessica spent the first eleven years of her life running free on the family estate, cared for only by the servants.

Then her father decides to remarry, bringing an end to Jessica’s independence. At first her new stepmother just seems overly strict. But as Jessica grows into a beautiful young woman, it becomes clear that her stepmother is also wildly — and murderously — jealous of her.

Jessica escapes to London. Going by the name Snow to hide from her family, she falls in love with an odd band of outcasts who accept her into their makeshift family. But when her stepmother appears in the city, repentant and seeking her forgiveness, Jessica will have to decide whom to trust…with her life.”

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4 .) The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Typographical ERA
  • All Womens Talk
  • Endicott Studio
  • Brokebybooks
  • io9

From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

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3 .) The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

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  • Every Best Of
  • Epic Reads
  • Bustle
  • All Womens Talk
  • Popsugar

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book… The Book of Lost Things.

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2 .) The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

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  • Every Best Of
  • Stacked Books
  • Endicott Studio
  • The Paper Hearts
  • Bella On Books

“Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life listening to her aunt’s stories and learning the language of the birds, especially the swans. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady in waiting leads a mutiny during Ani’s journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to help her. She becomes a goose girl and must use her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny.

From the Grimm’s fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible and original tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can lead the people she has made her own.”

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1 .) Beauty by Robin McKinley

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  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bella On Books
  • Endicott Studio
  • Epic Reads
  • Ranting Dragon
  • The Paper Hearts

“A strange imprisonment

Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in looks, she can perhaps make up for in courage.

When her father comes home with the tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty knows she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will. Her father protests that he will not let her go, but she answers, “”Cannot a Beast be tamed?”””

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The #54-384 Additional Modern Fairy Tale Books



 

# Book Author Lists
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54 A Wicked Thing Rhiannon Thomas Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
55 Bewitching Alex Flinn Stacked Books
Epic Reads
56 Bound Donna Jo Napoli Endicott Studio
Popsugar
57 Boy, Snow, Bird Helen Oyeyemi Popsugar
TimeOut
58 Breadcrumbs Anne Ursu The Book Rat
Bella On Books
59 Cold Spell Jackson Pearce Stacked Books
Epic Reads
60 Coraline Neil Gaiman Brokebybooks
Melody & Words
61 Crimson Bound Rosamund Hodge Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
62 Daughter of the Forest Juliette Marillier Endicott Studio
Ranting Dragon
63 Dorothy Must Die DANIELLE PAIGE The OC Blog
Popsugar
64 Fairest Gail Carson Levine Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
65 Fire and Hemlock Diana Wynne Jones Endicott Studio
Bella On Books
66 Gilded Ashes Rosamund Hodge Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
67 Heart’s Blood Juliet Marillier Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
68 Ice Sarah Beth Durst Stacked Books
Bella On Books
69 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Susannah Clarke Bustle
Endicott Studio
70 Kill Me Softly Sarah Cross Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
71 Kissing the Witch Emma Donoghue Melody & Words
Endicott Studio
72 Monstrous Beauty Elizabeth Fama Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
73 My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Kate Bernheimer Melody & Words
TimeOut
74 Nameless Lili St. Crow Stacked Books
Epic Reads
75 Once Upon a Winter’s Night Dennis L. McKiernan Endicott Studio
Ranting Dragon
76 Phoenix and Ashes Mercedes Lackey Barnes & Noble
Ranting Dragon
77 Possession A.S. Byatt Melody & Words
Endicott Studio
78 Rapunzel Untangled Cindy C. Bennett Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
79 September Girls Bennett Madison Epic Reads
Popsugar
80 Seven Wild Sisters Charles DeLint The Book Rat
io9
81 Shadows on the Moon Zoe Marriott Stacked Books
Epic Reads
82 Sleeping in Flame Jonathan Carroll Barnes & Noble
Endicott Studio
83 Snow White and Rose Red Patricia Wrede Bella On Books
Endicott Studio
84 Spinner Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen Endicott Studio
Epic Reads
85 Spirited Nancy Holder Endicott Studio
Epic Reads
86 Stardust Neil Gaiman Brokebybooks
Typographical ERA
87 Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow Jessica Day George Stacked Books
Epic Reads
88 Tam Lin Pamela Dean Endicott Studio
Ranting Dragon
89 The Child Thief Brom Ranting Dragon
All Womens Talk
90 The Darkest Part of the Forest Holly Black Brokebybooks
All Womens Talk
91 The Door in the Hedge Robin McKinley Epic Reads
Endicott Studio
92 The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman Brokebybooks
Melody & Words
93 The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern Huffington post
All Womens Talk
94 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman Brokebybooks
Huffington post
95 The Phoenix Dance Dia Calhoun Endicott Studio
Epic Reads
96 The Shadow Queen CJ Redwine Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
97 The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey Typographical ERA
Bustle
98 The Snow Queen Eileen Kernaghan Endicott Studio
Endicott Studio
99 The Stolen Child Keith Donohue Every Best Of
Endicott Studio
100 The Wrath and the Dawn The Paper Hearts
Popsugar
101 Tiger Lily The Paper Hearts
Popsugar
102 Toads and Diamonds Heather Tomlinson Bella On Books
About
103 Transformations Anne Sexton Melody & Words
Endicott Studio
104 Uprooted Naomi Novik Brokebybooks
The Paper Hearts
105 Water Song Suzanne Weyn Stacked Books
Epic Reads
106 White as Snow Tanith Lee Endicott Studio
Popsugar
107 Wicked Gregory Maguire Popsugar
Ranting Dragon
108 Wildwood Dancing Juliet Marillier Epic Reads
The Paper Hearts
109 Winter’s Child Cameron Dokey Stacked Books
Epic Reads
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
110 1,001 Nights of Snowfall Bill Willingham, illustrated by James Jean and Charles Vess Ranting Dragon
111 A Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah J. Maas Epic Reads
112 A First Book of Fairy Tales Mary Hoffman Top 10 Store
113 A Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray Every Best Of
114 A Knot in the Grain (stories) Robin McKinley Endicott Studio
115 A Tale Dark & Grimm Adam Gidwitz The Book Rat
116 A Thousand Nights The Paper Hearts
117 A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers’ Aschenputtel to Disney’s Cinderella Charles Solomon Imagination Soup
118 A Wolf at the Door edited Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling Stacked Books
119 After Happily Ever After Tony Bradman The Book Rat
120 Alias Grace Margaret Atwood Melody & Words
121 Alice In Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole Lewis Carrol, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, retold by Joe Rhatigan & Charles Nurnberg Imagination Soup
122 Alice in Zombieland The Paper Hearts
123 American Gods Neil Gaiman Melody & Words
124 An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales Top 10 Store
125 Angel Maker (stories) Sara Maitland Endicott Studio
126 Angels & Insects, A.S. Byatt Melody & Words
127 Ash & Bramble Sarah Prineas Epic Reads
128 Ask the Passengers A.S. King Bookish
129 Autobiography of a Corpse Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky TimeOut
130 Baba Yaga’s Assistant Emily Carroll Brokebybooks
131 Beast Donna Jo Napoli Endicott Studio
132 BEAUTIFUL CREATURES KAMI GARCIA & MARGARET STOHL All Womens Talk
133 Beauty Susan Wilson Endicott Studio
134 Beauty Nancy Ohlin Epic Reads
135 Bella at Midnight Diane Stanley Bella On Books
136 Belle Cameron Dokey Stacked Books
137 Bitter Greens Kate Forsyth Epic Reads
138 Blood Pressure (poems) Sandra M. Gilbert Endicott Studio
139 Bluebeard’s Egg (stories) Margaret Atwood Endicott Studio
140 Bone Game Louis Owens Huffington post
141 Book of a Thousand Days Shannon Hale Stacked Books
142 Breath Donna Jo Napoli Endicott Studio
143 Briar Rose Robert Coover Endicott Studio
144 Burning Your Boats (stories) Angela Carter Endicott Studio
145 Cat’s Eye Margaret Atwood Melody & Words
146 Cinderella (as if you didn’t already know) Barbara Ensor Bella On Books
147 Classic Fairy Tales Scott Gustafson Top 10 Store
148 Cloaked Alex Flinn Epic Reads
149 Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins Bookish
150 Dark Triumph Robin LaFevers Stacked Books
151 Dearest The Paper Hearts
152 Deathless Catherynne Valente Ranting Dragon
153 Deerskin Robin McKinley Endicott Studio
154 Devoured Amanda Marrone Epic Reads
155 Dirty Wings Bookish
156 Don’t Bet on the Prince Jack Zipes Melody & Words
157 Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems(poems) Liz Lochhead Endicott Studio
158 Duplex Kathryn Davis TimeOut
159 Dust City Robert Paul Weston Epic Reads
160 Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (stories) A.S. Byatt Endicott Studio
161 FABLES – LEGENDS IN EXILE BILL WILLINGHAM All Womens Talk
162 Faery Tales & Nightmares Melissa Marr Stacked Books
163 Fair Peril Nancy Springer Endicott Studio
164 Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen Serena Valentino Bella On Books
165 Fairy Tale Alice Thomas Ellis Endicott Studio
166 Fairy Tales Reimagined Susan Redington Bobby Melody & Words
167 Fitcher’s Brides Gregory Frost Endicott Studio
168 Gathering Frost The Paper Hearts
169 Gift of the Crocodile The Shopping Mama
170 Godmother Night Rachel Pollack Endicott Studio
171 Goldilocks and Just One Bear Leigh Hodgkinson Modern Parents Messy Kids
172 Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold Mo Willems Modern Parents Messy Kids
173 Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas Natasha Yim, illustrated by Grace Zong Imagination Soup
174 Goose Chase Patrice Kindl Endicott Studio
175 Greta and the Goblin King Chloe Jacobs Epic Reads
176 Grim edited Christine Johnson Stacked Books
177 Grimm’s Last Fairytale Hadyn Middleton Endicott Studio
178 Grimmtastic Girls The Shopping Mama
179 Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales Top 10 Store
180 Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen Yana Sedova Imagination Soup
181 Happily Ever After edited John Klima Ranting Dragon
182 Haroun and the Sea of Stories (stories) Salman Rushdie Endicott Studio
183 Hood Stephen R. Lawhead Ranting Dragon
184 I Was a Rat! Philip Pullman Endicott Studio
185 If I have A Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? Melissa Kantor Epic Reads
186 In Red Magdalena Tulli Typographical ERA
187 In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods Matt Bell TimeOut
188 Indigo Marina Warner Endicott Studio
189 Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) The Paper Hearts
190 Into the Woods Lyn Gardner The Book Rat
191 Ivy and the Meanstalk Dawn Lairamore Bella On Books
192 Jack of Kinrowan Charles de Lint Ranting Dragon
193 Juniper Berry M.P. Kozlowsky The Book Rat
194 Kate and the Beanstalk The Shopping Mama
195 Ketzia Gold Kate Bernheimer Melody & Words
196 Kingdoms of Elfin (stories) Sylvia Townsend Warner Endicott Studio
197 Kintergarten Peter Rushforth Endicott Studio
198 Krampus: The Yule Lord Brom Barnes & Noble
199 Lambs of God Marele Day Endicott Studio
200 Let The Right One In John Lindqvist Bustle
201 Letters from Rapunzel Sara Lewis Holmes Bella On Books
202 Little Black Book of Stories A.S. Byatt Melody & Words
203 Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District Manlio Argueta Endicott Studio
204 Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn Lynn Roberts and David Roberts Modern Parents Messy Kids
205 Lucy Gold Kate Bernheimer Melody & Words
206 Malkin Sophie Masson Endicott Studio
207 Mary Engelbreit’s Nursery and Fairy Tales Collection Top 10 Store
208 Mechanica The Paper Hearts
209 Memories of My Ghost Brother Heinz Insu Fenkl Endicott Studio
210 Merry Gold Kate Bernheimer Melody & Words
211 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Kate Bernheimer Melody & Words
212 Monstrous The Shopping Mama
213 Monty’s Magnificent Mane Gemma O’Neill Imagination Soup
214 My Fair Godmother The Paper Hearts
215 My Unfair Godmother The Paper Hearts
216 My Very Own Fairy Tale The Shopping Mama
217 Nectar Lily Prior Typographical ERA
218 Nights at the Circus Angela Carter Brokebybooks
219 Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Jane Yolen io9
220 Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale Marina Warner io9
221 Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Karen Foxlee The Book Rat
222 Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood Melody & Words
223 Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes collected Elizabeth Hammill Imagination Soup
224 Pay the Piper: A Rock ’n’ Roll Fairy Tale Jane Yolen Bella On Books
225 Peter & Max Bill Willingham The Book Rat
226 Pointe Bookish
227 Poison Popsugar
228 Practical Magic Alice Hoffman Huffington post
229 Prince Cinders Babette C ole Modern Parents Messy Kids
230 Princess of the Silver Woods The Paper Hearts
231 Princess of the Wild Swans Diane Zahler Bella On Books
232 Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales edited Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt Stacked Books
233 Rapunzel, the One With the Hair Wendy Mass Bella On Books
234 Rapunzel’s Revenge Shannon Hale Bella On Books
235 Reading in the Dark Seamus Deane Endicott Studio
236 RED REESE REED The OC Blog
237 Red As Blood (stories) Tanith Lee Endicott Studio
238 Room Emma Donoghue Melody & Words
239 Rose & Thorn Sarah Prineas Epic Reads
240 Roses Barbara Cohen Endicott Studio
241 Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin Liesl Shurtliff The Book Rat
242 Rumpelstiltskin Paul O. Zelinsky Top 10 Store
243 Sandman Neil Gaiman Melody & Words
244 Second Star The Paper Hearts
245 Serafin Sophie Masson Endicott Studio
246 Seven Fairy Tales and a Fable (stories) Gwyneth Jones Endicott Studio
247 Shadow Spinner Susan Fletcher Bella On Books
248 Sister of My Heart Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni Endicott Studio
249 Sleeping Beauties Susanna Moore Endicott Studio
250 Snow in Summer: Fairest of Them All Jane Yolen Bella On Books
251 Some Kind of Fairy Tale Graham Joyce io9
252 Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily Gioia Timpanelli Endicott Studio
253 Speak Bookish
254 Spiderwick Chronicles Holly Black Brokebybooks
255 Spinning Starlight The Paper Hearts
256 Splintered The Paper Hearts
257 Stitching Snow The Paper Hearts
258 Stork Wendy Delsol Epic Reads
259 Story Hour (poems) Sara Henderson Hay Endicott Studio
260 Strands of Bronze and Gold Jane Nickerson Stacked Books
261 Straw Into Gold Gary D. Schmidt Endicott Studio
262 Stung Bethany Wiggins Epic Reads
263 Swan Kingdom Juliet Marriot Bella On Books
264 Swan’s Wing Ursula Synge Endicott Studio
265 Sweet Dreams, Fairy The Shopping Mama
266 Tales of Wonder Jane Yolen Endicott Studio
267 Temeraire Naomi Novik Brokebybooks
268 Tender Morsels Margo Lanagan Epic Reads
269 Terrors of Earth (stories) Tom Le Farge Endicott Studio
270 The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood Melody & Words
271 The Blue Diary Alice Hoffman Endicott Studio
272 The Blue Fox Sjon Bustle
273 The Bone Season Samantha Shannon Every Best Of
274 The Brave Apprentice P.W. Catanese Endicott Studio
275 The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess The Shopping Mama
276 The Brothers Grimm Little Red Riding Hood illustrated Sybille Schenker, translated by Anthea Bell Imagination Soup
277 The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma Diane and Christyan Fox Imagination Soup
278 The Cats of Tanglewood Forest Charles de Lint The Book Rat
279 The Children’s Hospital Chris Adrian Bustle
280 The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Popsugar
281 The Classic Fairy Tales Maria Tatar Melody & Words
282 The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables Don Daily Top 10 Store
283 The Coachman Rat David Henry Wilson Endicott Studio
284 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black Brokebybooks
285 The Color Master: Stories Aimee Bender TimeOut
286 The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold Kate Bernheimer Endicott Studio
287 The Conference of the Birds Peter Sís Melody & Words
288 The Dream Stealer Gregory Maquire Endicott Studio
289 The Fairy Tale Book: Classic Tales from Childhood Liz Scoggins Top 10 Store
290 The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August Claire North Bustle
291 The Fox Woman Kji Johnson Endicott Studio
292 The Frog Prince, Continued Jon Scieszka and Steve Johnson Modern Parents Messy Kids
293 The Frog Princess E.D Baker Bella On Books
294 The Garden of Departed Cats Bilge Karasu Endicott Studio
295 The Gates of Sleep Popsugar
296 The Gingerbread Man Karen Schmidt Top 10 Store
297 The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf Kathryn Davis Endicott Studio
298 The Girls at the Kingfisher Club Popsugar
299 The Glass Casket McCormick Templeman Epic Reads
300 The Glass Slipper Eleanor Farjeon Endicott Studio
301 The Great Night Chris Adrian Huffington post
302 The Grimmtastic Girls Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams The Book Rat
303 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood Melody & Words
304 The Healer’s Apprentice Melanie Dickerson Epic Reads
305 The Hollow Kingdom Clare B. Dunkle Epic Reads
306 The Inland Ice and Other Stories (stories) Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Endicott Studio
307 The Isle of the Lost The Paper Hearts
308 The Jack of Kinrowan Charles de Lint Endicott Studio
309 The Kappa Child (winner of the Tiptree Award) Hiromi Gotto Endicott Studio
310 The King’s Indian (stories) John Gardner Endicott Studio
311 THE LADIES OF GRACE ADIEU SUSANNAH CLARKE All Womens Talk
312 The Land of Stories Chris Colfer The Book Rat
313 The Last Illusion Porochista Khakpour TimeOut
314 The League of Princes Christopher Healy The Book Rat
315 The Looking Glass Wars Frank Beddor Ranting Dragon
316 The Magic Circle Donna Jo Napoli Endicott Studio
317 The Magic Toyshop Angela Carter Brokebybooks
318 The Mirk and Midnight Hour Jane Nickerson Stacked Books
319 The Mirror’s Tale P.W. Catanese Endicott Studio
320 The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley Ranting Dragon
321 The Once and Future King T. H. White Ranting Dragon
322 The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition (Translated Jack Zipes io9
323 The Perilous Gard Elizabeth Marie Pope Bella On Books
324 The Porcelain Dove (winner of the Mythopoeic Award) Delia Sherman Endicott Studio
325 The Princess and the Hound Mette Ivie Harrison Epic Reads
326 The Princess Bride William Goldman Huffington post
327 The Princess Curse The Paper Hearts
328 The Princess Test Gail Carson Levine Bella On Books
329 The Private Life and Waving from the Shore(poems) Lisel Mueller Endicott Studio
330 The Probable Future Alice Hoffman Huffington post
331 The Queen of Spells Dahlov Ipcar Endicott Studio
332 The Real Boy Anne Ursu The Book Rat
333 The Seamstress and the Wind César Aira TimeOut
334 The Serpent’s Shadow Mercedes Lackey Epic Reads
335 The Seventh Swan Nicholas Stuart Gray Endicott Studio
336 The Silver Curlew Eleanor Farjeon Endicott Studio
337 The Sisters Grimm Michael Buckley The Book Rat
338 The Sleeping Beauty (poems) Hayden Carruth Endicott Studio
339 The Stepsister Scheme Jim C. Hines Ranting Dragon
340 The Summer of Chasing Mermaids The Paper Hearts
341 The Swan Maiden Heather Tomlinson Bella On Books
342 The Thief of the Bean Stalk P.W. Catanese Endicott Studio
343 The Thirteenth Princess Diane Zahler Bella On Books
344 The Three Mouths of Little Tom Drum Nancy Willard, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes Imagination Soup
345 The Three Pigs David Wiesner Modern Parents Messy Kids
346 The Tooth Fairy Graham Joyce Endicott Studio
347 The True Story of Hansel and Gretel Louise Murphy Endicott Studio
348 The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith Modern Parents Messy Kids
349 The Truth About Celia Kevin Brockmeier Endicott Studio
350 The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairytales io9
351 The Ugly Stepsister The Paper Hearts
352 The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairytales Bruno Bettelheim io9
353 The Very Smart Pea and the Princess to Be The Shopping Mama
354 The Vinegar Jar Berlie Doherty Endicott Studio
355 The Virgin in the Garden A.S. Byatt Melody & Words
356 The Wild Orchid: A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan” The Paper Hearts
357 The Wild Swans Peg Kerr Endicott Studio
358 The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children Keith McGowan Bella On Books
359 The World Above Cameron Dokey Stacked Books
360 The World’s Wife (poems) Carol Ann Duffy Endicott Studio
361 Thomas the Rhymer Ellen Kushner Endicott Studio
362 Thorn The Paper Hearts
363 Three Billy Goats Fluff The Shopping Mama
364 Throne of Glass Sarah J. Maas Epic Reads
365 Through the Woods Emily Carroll Brokebybooks
366 Thumbelina Andrea Koenig Endicott Studio
367 Thumbelina: The Tiny Runaway Bride Barbara Ensor Bella On Books
368 Tiger’s Curse Colleen Houck About
369 Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold C. S. Lewis Ranting Dragon
370 Tinder Sally Gardner Bustle
371 Trail of Stones (poems) Gwen Strauss Endicott Studio
372 Ugly Donna Jo Napoli Bella On Books
373 Unenchanted The Paper Hearts
374 Valiant The Paper Hearts
375 Violet Eyes Debbie Viguie Bella On Books
376 Wayfarer Lili St. Crow Stacked Books
377 Wendy Darling: Stars The Paper Hearts
378 What Happened in Hamelin? Gloria Skurzynski Bella On Books
379 What is Hidden The Paper Hearts
380 Whatever After Series The Shopping Mama
381 Wild Magic Cat Weatherill Bella On Books
382 Winter Rose Patricia A. McKillip Endicott Studio
383 Wolf Gillian Cross Endicott Studio
384 You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together Mary Ann Hoberman Top 10 Store


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