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The Best Modern Fairy Tale Books And Stories

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“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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • About
  • 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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  • 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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  • Stacked Books
  • 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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  • About
  • 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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  • About
  • 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



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Books Appear On 2 List Each)
54A Wicked ThingRhiannon ThomasEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
55BewitchingAlex FlinnStacked Books
Epic Reads
56BoundDonna Jo NapoliEndicott Studio
Popsugar
57Boy, Snow, BirdHelen OyeyemiPopsugar
TimeOut
58BreadcrumbsAnne UrsuThe Book Rat
Bella On Books
59Cold SpellJackson PearceStacked Books
Epic Reads
60CoralineNeil GaimanBrokebybooks
Melody & Words
61Crimson BoundRosamund HodgeEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
62Daughter of the ForestJuliette MarillierEndicott Studio
Ranting Dragon
63Dorothy Must DieDANIELLE PAIGEThe OC Blog
Popsugar
64FairestGail Carson LevineEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
65Fire and HemlockDiana Wynne JonesEndicott Studio
Bella On Books
66Gilded AshesRosamund HodgeEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
67Heart’s BloodJuliet MarillierEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
68IceSarah Beth DurstStacked Books
Bella On Books
69Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellSusannah ClarkeBustle
Endicott Studio
70Kill Me SoftlySarah CrossEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
71Kissing the WitchEmma DonoghueMelody & Words
Endicott Studio
72Monstrous BeautyElizabeth FamaEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
73My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate MeKate BernheimerMelody & Words
TimeOut
74NamelessLili St. CrowStacked Books
Epic Reads
75Once Upon a Winter’s NightDennis L. McKiernanEndicott Studio
Ranting Dragon
76Phoenix and AshesMercedes LackeyBarnes & Noble
Ranting Dragon
77PossessionA.S. ByattMelody & Words
Endicott Studio
78Rapunzel UntangledCindy C. BennettEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
79September GirlsBennett MadisonEpic Reads
Popsugar
80Seven Wild SistersCharles DeLintThe Book Rat
io9
81Shadows on the MoonZoe MarriottStacked Books
Epic Reads
82Sleeping in FlameJonathan CarrollBarnes & Noble
Endicott Studio
83Snow White and Rose RedPatricia WredeBella On Books
Endicott Studio
84SpinnerDonna Jo Napoli and Richard TchenEndicott Studio
Epic Reads
85SpiritedNancy HolderEndicott Studio
Epic Reads
86StardustNeil GaimanBrokebybooks
Typographical ERA
87Sun and Moon, Ice and SnowJessica Day GeorgeStacked Books
Epic Reads
88Tam LinPamela DeanEndicott Studio
Ranting Dragon
89The Child ThiefBromRanting Dragon
All Womens Talk
90The Darkest Part of the ForestHolly BlackBrokebybooks
All Womens Talk
91The Door in the HedgeRobin McKinleyEpic Reads
Endicott Studio
92The Graveyard BookNeil GaimanBrokebybooks
Melody & Words
93The Night CircusErin MorgensternHuffington post
All Womens Talk
94The Ocean at the End of the LaneNeil GaimanBrokebybooks
Huffington post
95The Phoenix DanceDia CalhounEndicott Studio
Epic Reads
96The Shadow QueenCJ RedwineEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
97The Snow ChildEowyn IveyTypographical ERA
Bustle
98The Snow QueenEileen KernaghanEndicott Studio
Endicott Studio
99The Stolen ChildKeith DonohueEvery Best Of
Endicott Studio
100The Wrath and the DawnThe Paper Hearts
Popsugar
101Tiger LilyThe Paper Hearts
Popsugar
102Toads and DiamondsHeather TomlinsonBella On Books
About
103TransformationsAnne SextonMelody & Words
Endicott Studio
104UprootedNaomi NovikBrokebybooks
The Paper Hearts
105Water SongSuzanne WeynStacked Books
Epic Reads
106White as SnowTanith LeeEndicott Studio
Popsugar
107WickedGregory MaguirePopsugar
Ranting Dragon
108Wildwood DancingJuliet MarillierEpic Reads
The Paper Hearts
109Winter’s ChildCameron DokeyStacked Books
Epic Reads
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
1101,001 Nights of SnowfallBill Willingham, illustrated by James Jean and Charles VessRanting Dragon
111A Court of Thorns and RosesSarah J. MaasEpic Reads
112A First Book of Fairy TalesMary HoffmanTop 10 Store
113A Great and Terrible BeautyLibba BrayEvery Best Of
114A Knot in the Grain (stories)Robin McKinleyEndicott Studio
115A Tale Dark & GrimmAdam GidwitzThe Book Rat
116A Thousand NightsThe Paper Hearts
117A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers’ Aschenputtel to Disney’s CinderellaCharles SolomonImagination Soup
118A Wolf at the Door editedEllen Datlow and Terri WindlingStacked Books
119After Happily Ever AfterTony BradmanThe Book Rat
120Alias GraceMargaret AtwoodMelody & Words
121Alice In Wonderland Down the Rabbit HoleLewis Carrol, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, retold by Joe Rhatigan & Charles NurnbergImagination Soup
122Alice in ZombielandThe Paper Hearts
123American GodsNeil GaimanMelody & Words
124An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy TalesTop 10 Store
125Angel Maker (stories)Sara MaitlandEndicott Studio
126Angels & Insects,A.S. ByattMelody & Words
127Ash & BrambleSarah PrineasEpic Reads
128Ask the PassengersA.S. KingBookish
129Autobiography of a CorpseSigizmund KrzhizhanovskyTimeOut
130Baba Yaga’s AssistantEmily CarrollBrokebybooks
131BeastDonna Jo NapoliEndicott Studio
132BEAUTIFUL CREATURESKAMI GARCIA & MARGARET STOHLAll Womens Talk
133BeautySusan WilsonEndicott Studio
134BeautyNancy OhlinEpic Reads
135Bella at MidnightDiane StanleyBella On Books
136BelleCameron DokeyStacked Books
137Bitter GreensKate ForsythEpic Reads
138Blood Pressure (poems)Sandra M. GilbertEndicott Studio
139Bluebeard’s Egg (stories)Margaret AtwoodEndicott Studio
140Bone GameLouis OwensHuffington post
141Book of a Thousand DaysShannon HaleStacked Books
142BreathDonna Jo NapoliEndicott Studio
143Briar RoseRobert CooverEndicott Studio
144Burning Your Boats (stories)Angela CarterEndicott Studio
145Cat’s EyeMargaret AtwoodMelody & Words
146Cinderella (as if you didn’t already know)Barbara EnsorBella On Books
147Classic Fairy TalesScott GustafsonTop 10 Store
148CloakedAlex FlinnEpic Reads
149Criss CrossLynne Rae PerkinsBookish
150Dark TriumphRobin LaFeversStacked Books
151DearestThe Paper Hearts
152DeathlessCatherynne ValenteRanting Dragon
153DeerskinRobin McKinleyEndicott Studio
154DevouredAmanda MarroneEpic Reads
155Dirty WingsBookish
156Don’t Bet on the PrinceJack ZipesMelody & Words
157Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems(poems)Liz LochheadEndicott Studio
158DuplexKathryn DavisTimeOut
159Dust CityRobert Paul WestonEpic Reads
160Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (stories)A.S. ByattEndicott Studio
161FABLES – LEGENDS IN EXILEBILL WILLINGHAMAll Womens Talk
162Faery Tales & NightmaresMelissa MarrStacked Books
163Fair PerilNancy SpringerEndicott Studio
164Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked QueenSerena ValentinoBella On Books
165Fairy TaleAlice Thomas EllisEndicott Studio
166Fairy Tales ReimaginedSusan Redington BobbyMelody & Words
167Fitcher’s BridesGregory FrostEndicott Studio
168Gathering FrostThe Paper Hearts
169Gift of the CrocodileThe Shopping Mama
170Godmother NightRachel PollackEndicott Studio
171Goldilocks and Just One BearLeigh HodgkinsonModern Parents Messy Kids
172Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retoldMo WillemsModern Parents Messy Kids
173Goldy Luck and the Three PandasNatasha Yim, illustrated by Grace ZongImagination Soup
174Goose ChasePatrice KindlEndicott Studio
175Greta and the Goblin KingChloe JacobsEpic Reads
176Grim editedChristine JohnsonStacked Books
177Grimm’s Last FairytaleHadyn MiddletonEndicott Studio
178Grimmtastic GirlsThe Shopping Mama
179Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy TalesTop 10 Store
180Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow QueenYana SedovaImagination Soup
181Happily Ever After editedJohn KlimaRanting Dragon
182Haroun and the Sea of Stories (stories)Salman RushdieEndicott Studio
183HoodStephen R. LawheadRanting Dragon
184I Was a Rat!Philip PullmanEndicott Studio
185If I have A Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?Melissa KantorEpic Reads
186In RedMagdalena TulliTypographical ERA
187In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the WoodsMatt BellTimeOut
188IndigoMarina WarnerEndicott Studio
189Insanity (Mad in Wonderland)The Paper Hearts
190Into the WoodsLyn GardnerThe Book Rat
191Ivy and the MeanstalkDawn LairamoreBella On Books
192Jack of KinrowanCharles de LintRanting Dragon
193Juniper BerryM.P. KozlowskyThe Book Rat
194Kate and the BeanstalkThe Shopping Mama
195Ketzia GoldKate BernheimerMelody & Words
196Kingdoms of Elfin (stories)Sylvia Townsend WarnerEndicott Studio
197KintergartenPeter RushforthEndicott Studio
198Krampus: The Yule LordBromBarnes & Noble
199Lambs of GodMarele DayEndicott Studio
200Let The Right One InJohn LindqvistBustle
201Letters from RapunzelSara Lewis HolmesBella On Books
202Little Black Book of StoriesA.S. ByattMelody & Words
203Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light DistrictManlio ArguetaEndicott Studio
204Little Red: A Fizzingly Good YarnLynn Roberts and David RobertsModern Parents Messy Kids
205Lucy GoldKate BernheimerMelody & Words
206MalkinSophie MassonEndicott Studio
207Mary Engelbreit’s Nursery and Fairy Tales CollectionTop 10 Store
208MechanicaThe Paper Hearts
209Memories of My Ghost BrotherHeinz Insu FenklEndicott Studio
210Merry GoldKate BernheimerMelody & Words
211Mirror, Mirror on the WallKate BernheimerMelody & Words
212MonstrousThe Shopping Mama
213Monty’s Magnificent ManeGemma O’NeillImagination Soup
214My Fair GodmotherThe Paper Hearts
215My Unfair GodmotherThe Paper Hearts
216My Very Own Fairy TaleThe Shopping Mama
217NectarLily PriorTypographical ERA
218Nights at the CircusAngela CarterBrokebybooks
219Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong GirlsJane Yolenio9
220Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy TaleMarina Warnerio9
221Ophelia and the Marvelous BoyKaren FoxleeThe Book Rat
222Oryx and CrakeMargaret AtwoodMelody & Words
223Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes collectedElizabeth HammillImagination Soup
224Pay the Piper: A Rock ’n’ Roll Fairy TaleJane YolenBella On Books
225Peter & MaxBill WillinghamThe Book Rat
226PointeBookish
227PoisonPopsugar
228Practical MagicAlice HoffmanHuffington post
229Prince CindersBabette C oleModern Parents Messy Kids
230Princess of the Silver WoodsThe Paper Hearts
231Princess of the Wild SwansDiane ZahlerBella On Books
232Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales editedMelissa Marr and Tim PrattStacked Books
233Rapunzel, the One With the HairWendy MassBella On Books
234Rapunzel’s RevengeShannon HaleBella On Books
235Reading in the DarkSeamus DeaneEndicott Studio
236REDREESE REEDThe OC Blog
237Red As Blood (stories)Tanith LeeEndicott Studio
238RoomEmma DonoghueMelody & Words
239Rose & ThornSarah PrineasEpic Reads
240RosesBarbara CohenEndicott Studio
241Rump: The True Story of RumplestiltskinLiesl ShurtliffThe Book Rat
242RumpelstiltskinPaul O. ZelinskyTop 10 Store
243SandmanNeil GaimanMelody & Words
244Second StarThe Paper Hearts
245SerafinSophie MassonEndicott Studio
246Seven Fairy Tales and a Fable (stories)Gwyneth JonesEndicott Studio
247Shadow SpinnerSusan FletcherBella On Books
248Sister of My HeartChitra Bannerjee DivakaruniEndicott Studio
249Sleeping BeautiesSusanna MooreEndicott Studio
250Snow in Summer: Fairest of Them AllJane YolenBella On Books
251Some Kind of Fairy TaleGraham Joyceio9
252Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of SicilyGioia TimpanelliEndicott Studio
253SpeakBookish
254Spiderwick ChroniclesHolly BlackBrokebybooks
255Spinning StarlightThe Paper Hearts
256SplinteredThe Paper Hearts
257Stitching SnowThe Paper Hearts
258StorkWendy DelsolEpic Reads
259Story Hour (poems)Sara Henderson HayEndicott Studio
260Strands of Bronze and GoldJane NickersonStacked Books
261Straw Into GoldGary D. SchmidtEndicott Studio
262StungBethany WigginsEpic Reads
263Swan KingdomJuliet MarriotBella On Books
264Swan’s WingUrsula SyngeEndicott Studio
265Sweet Dreams, FairyThe Shopping Mama
266Tales of WonderJane YolenEndicott Studio
267TemeraireNaomi NovikBrokebybooks
268Tender MorselsMargo LanaganEpic Reads
269Terrors of Earth (stories)Tom Le FargeEndicott Studio
270The Blind AssassinMargaret AtwoodMelody & Words
271The Blue DiaryAlice HoffmanEndicott Studio
272The Blue FoxSjonBustle
273The Bone SeasonSamantha ShannonEvery Best Of
274The Brave ApprenticeP.W. CataneseEndicott Studio
275The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake PrincessThe Shopping Mama
276The Brothers Grimm Little Red Riding Hood illustratedSybille Schenker, translated by Anthea BellImagination Soup
277The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and GrandmaDiane and Christyan FoxImagination Soup
278The Cats of Tanglewood ForestCharles de LintThe Book Rat
279The Children’s HospitalChris AdrianBustle
280The Claiming of Sleeping BeautyPopsugar
281The Classic Fairy TalesMaria TatarMelody & Words
282The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s FablesDon DailyTop 10 Store
283The Coachman RatDavid Henry WilsonEndicott Studio
284The Coldest Girl in ColdtownHolly BlackBrokebybooks
285The Color Master: StoriesAimee BenderTimeOut
286The Complete Tales of Ketzia GoldKate BernheimerEndicott Studio
287The Conference of the BirdsPeter SísMelody & Words
288The Dream StealerGregory MaquireEndicott Studio
289The Fairy Tale Book: Classic Tales from ChildhoodLiz ScogginsTop 10 Store
290The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry AugustClaire NorthBustle
291The Fox WomanKji JohnsonEndicott Studio
292The Frog Prince, ContinuedJon Scieszka and Steve JohnsonModern Parents Messy Kids
293The Frog PrincessE.D BakerBella On Books
294The Garden of Departed CatsBilge KarasuEndicott Studio
295The Gates of SleepPopsugar
296The Gingerbread ManKaren SchmidtTop 10 Store
297The Girl Who Trod on a LoafKathryn DavisEndicott Studio
298The Girls at the Kingfisher ClubPopsugar
299The Glass CasketMcCormick TemplemanEpic Reads
300The Glass SlipperEleanor FarjeonEndicott Studio
301The Great NightChris AdrianHuffington post
302The Grimmtastic GirlsJoan Holub & Suzanne WilliamsThe Book Rat
303The Handmaid’s Tale,Margaret AtwoodMelody & Words
304The Healer’s ApprenticeMelanie DickersonEpic Reads
305The Hollow KingdomClare B. DunkleEpic Reads
306The Inland Ice and Other Stories (stories)Eilis Ni DhuibhneEndicott Studio
307The Isle of the LostThe Paper Hearts
308The Jack of KinrowanCharles de LintEndicott Studio
309The Kappa Child (winner of the Tiptree Award)Hiromi GottoEndicott Studio
310The King’s Indian (stories)John GardnerEndicott Studio
311THE LADIES OF GRACE ADIEUSUSANNAH CLARKEAll Womens Talk
312The Land of StoriesChris ColferThe Book Rat
313The Last IllusionPorochista KhakpourTimeOut
314The League of PrincesChristopher HealyThe Book Rat
315The Looking Glass WarsFrank BeddorRanting Dragon
316The Magic CircleDonna Jo NapoliEndicott Studio
317The Magic ToyshopAngela CarterBrokebybooks
318The Mirk and Midnight HourJane NickersonStacked Books
319The Mirror’s TaleP.W. CataneseEndicott Studio
320The Mists of AvalonMarion Zimmer BradleyRanting Dragon
321The Once and Future KingT. H. WhiteRanting Dragon
322The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition (TranslatedJack Zipesio9
323The Perilous GardElizabeth Marie PopeBella On Books
324The Porcelain Dove (winner of the Mythopoeic Award)Delia ShermanEndicott Studio
325The Princess and the HoundMette Ivie HarrisonEpic Reads
326The Princess BrideWilliam GoldmanHuffington post
327The Princess CurseThe Paper Hearts
328The Princess TestGail Carson LevineBella On Books
329The Private Life and Waving from the Shore(poems)Lisel MuellerEndicott Studio
330The Probable FutureAlice HoffmanHuffington post
331The Queen of SpellsDahlov IpcarEndicott Studio
332The Real BoyAnne UrsuThe Book Rat
333The Seamstress and the WindCésar AiraTimeOut
334The Serpent’s ShadowMercedes LackeyEpic Reads
335The Seventh SwanNicholas Stuart GrayEndicott Studio
336The Silver CurlewEleanor FarjeonEndicott Studio
337The Sisters GrimmMichael BuckleyThe Book Rat
338The Sleeping Beauty (poems)Hayden CarruthEndicott Studio
339The Stepsister SchemeJim C. HinesRanting Dragon
340The Summer of Chasing MermaidsThe Paper Hearts
341The Swan MaidenHeather TomlinsonBella On Books
342The Thief of the Bean StalkP.W. CataneseEndicott Studio
343The Thirteenth PrincessDiane ZahlerBella On Books
344The Three Mouths of Little Tom DrumNancy Willard, illustrated by Kevin HawkesImagination Soup
345The Three PigsDavid WiesnerModern Parents Messy Kids
346The Tooth FairyGraham JoyceEndicott Studio
347The True Story of Hansel and GretelLouise MurphyEndicott Studio
348The True Story of the 3 Little Pigsby Jon Scieszka and Lane SmithModern Parents Messy Kids
349The Truth About CeliaKevin BrockmeierEndicott Studio
350The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairytalesio9
351The Ugly StepsisterThe Paper Hearts
352The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of FairytalesBruno Bettelheimio9
353The Very Smart Pea and the Princess to BeThe Shopping Mama
354The Vinegar JarBerlie DohertyEndicott Studio
355The Virgin in the GardenA.S. ByattMelody & Words
356The Wild Orchid: A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan”The Paper Hearts
357The Wild SwansPeg KerrEndicott Studio
358The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with ChildrenKeith McGowanBella On Books
359The World AboveCameron DokeyStacked Books
360The World’s Wife (poems)Carol Ann DuffyEndicott Studio
361Thomas the RhymerEllen KushnerEndicott Studio
362ThornThe Paper Hearts
363Three Billy Goats FluffThe Shopping Mama
364Throne of GlassSarah J. MaasEpic Reads
365Through the WoodsEmily CarrollBrokebybooks
366ThumbelinaAndrea KoenigEndicott Studio
367Thumbelina: The Tiny Runaway BrideBarbara EnsorBella On Books
368Tiger’s CurseColleen HouckAbout
369Till We Have Faces: A Myth RetoldC. S. LewisRanting Dragon
370TinderSally GardnerBustle
371Trail of Stones (poems)Gwen StraussEndicott Studio
372UglyDonna Jo NapoliBella On Books
373UnenchantedThe Paper Hearts
374ValiantThe Paper Hearts
375Violet EyesDebbie ViguieBella On Books
376WayfarerLili St. CrowStacked Books
377Wendy Darling: StarsThe Paper Hearts
378What Happened in Hamelin?Gloria SkurzynskiBella On Books
379What is HiddenThe Paper Hearts
380Whatever After SeriesThe Shopping Mama
381Wild MagicCat WeatherillBella On Books
382Winter RosePatricia A. McKillipEndicott Studio
383WolfGillian CrossEndicott Studio
384You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read TogetherMary Ann HobermanTop 10 Store


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