A new version of an older story. Sometimes, a fairy tale or myth may be reimagined with a modernized setting or retold from a minor character's perspective.

The Girl from the Well
Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes, #1)
Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice
Charlie Glass's Slippers: A Very Modern Fairy Tale
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma
Summerfall: A Winterspell Novella
Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-day Tale
The Rapunzel Dilemma
A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories, #3)
The Shadow Hero
Dirty Wings (All Our Pretty Songs, #2)


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    Phantom's Dance
    Release date: Apr 06, 2014
    Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later,…more View Details »
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  • Crown Of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil
    Crown Of Ice
    Release date: Sep 09, 2014
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  • Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
    Damsel Distressed
    Release date: Oct 14, 2014
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    Giveaway dates: Aug 20 - Oct 07, 2014
    2 copies available, 454 people requesting
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