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 Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
The Stepsister's Tale
Five Glass Slippers
Thorn Jack (Night and Nothing, #1)
Blood Red (Elemental Masters, #10)
Cinderella's Dress
Of Sorcery and Snow
The Rose Master
The Crystal Heart
Madly, Deeply
The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)
Second Star
What Is Hidden
The Castle Behind Thorns
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
Cruel Beauty
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
The Snow Child
Death Comes to Pemberley
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
Unhinged (Splintered, #2)
The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2)
The Staff of Serapis (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover, #2)
Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, #2)
Castle Dor by Daphne du MaurierTris & Izzie by Mette Ivie HarrisonTwilight of Avalon by Anna ElliottThe Maid of the White Hands by Rosalind MilesThe Lady of the Sea by Rosalind Miles
Tristan & Isolde Retellings
32 books — 2 voters
Juliet Immortal by Stacey JayFalling for Hamlet by Michelle RaySaving Juliet by Suzanne SelforsEyes Like Stars by Lisa MantchevLady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa M. Klein
Rewriting Shakespeare (YA Edition)
66 books — 74 voters

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineThe Goose Girl by Shannon HaleBeauty by Robin McKinleyThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanFairest by Gail Carson Levine
The Best Fairytales and Retellings
1,471 books — 6,417 voters
The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron DokeyBefore Midnight by Cameron DokeySnow by Tracy LynnViolet Eyes by Debbie ViguiéMidnight Pearls by Debbie Viguié
Once Upon a Time Series
23 books — 240 voters

Popular Retellings Books

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Cruel Beauty
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Splintered (Splintered, #1)
Beastly (Beastly, #1)
Tiger Lily
Beauty (Folktales #1)
Scarlet (Scarlet, #1)
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
Ella Enchanted
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)

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John Gardner
They watch on, evil, incredibly stupid, enjoying my destruction.

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How does one say something new and not retell?
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