Fairy Tales

Fairy tale is a type of short narrative that typically features such folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. However, only a small number of the stories thus designated explicitly refer to fairies.

Fairy tales are high fantasy based on stories that are not only not true, but that couldn't possibly be true, while Legends are sometimes perceived as real or plausible. Fairy tales may merge into legends, where the narrative is perceived both by teller and hearers as being grounded in historical truth. However, unli

In the Lives of Puppets
Snow & Poison
When You Wish Upon a Star
Robin and Her Misfits
A Bond of Broken Glass: (Severed Realms, #3)
Eyes Guts Throat Bones
Twice Cursed: An Anthology
The Piper's Promise (Sisters Ever After, #3)
The Witch and the Vampire
The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill
Mountains Made of Glass (Fairy Tale Retelling, #1)
White Cat, Black Dog: Stories
Greymist Fair
Midnight Strikes
Happily: A Personal History-with Fairy Tales
Cursed (Gilded, #2)
To Snap a Silver Stem (Crystal Bloom, #2)
Violet Made of Thorns (Violet Made of Thorns, #1)
Gilded (Gilded, #1)
A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables, #1)
The Crane Husband
We Are All So Good at Smiling
Ten Thousand Stitches (Regency Faerie Tales, #2)
A Mirror Mended (Fractured Fables, #2)
Malice (Malice Duology, #1)
The Will and the Wilds
A Bond of Broken Glass: (Severed Realms, #3)
The Sunfire King (Of Candlelight and Shadows, #2)
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Night of Masks and Knives (The Broken Kingdoms, #4)
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineThe Goose Girl by Shannon HaleThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanBeauty by Robin McKinleyCinder by Marissa Meyer
The Best Fairytales and Retellings
2,644 books — 9,049 voters
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineCinder by Marissa MeyerBeastly by Alex FlinnPrincess Academy by Shannon HaleThe Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
YA Modern Retellings
422 books — 832 voters

Cinder by Marissa MeyerScarlet by Marissa MeyerElla Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineCress by Marissa MeyerBeastly by Alex Flinn
Fairy Tales Retold
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Beauty by Robin McKinleyLord of Scoundrels by Loretta ChaseBeastly by Alex FlinnWhen Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa JamesLover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Beauty and the Beast
665 books — 1,956 voters

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasBeauty by Robin McKinleyCruel Beauty by Rosamund HodgeUprooted by Naomi NovikBeastly by Alex Flinn
Best retellings of Beauty and the Beast
312 books — 1,091 voters
American Gods by Neil GaimanDaughter of the Forest by Juliet MarillierGood Omens by Terry PratchettThe Once and Future King by T.H. WhiteElla Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Myth and Folktale Retellings
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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Ella Enchanted (Ella Enchanted, #1)
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)
Cruel Beauty
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
Spinning Silver
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

Alice Hoffman
Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.
Alice Hoffman, The Ice Queen

Rick Riordan
Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.” “Leo, that’s Snow White,” Piper said.
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

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