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
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If the Shoe Fits (Meant to Be, #1)
A Dance with the Fae Prince (Married to Magic, #2)
The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess
She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor, #1)
Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes, #1)
Half Sick of Shadows
These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows, #1)
Small Favors
Curses
Men Are Frogs (Fairy Godmothers, Inc., #2)
Red Wolf
Cold Hearted (Villains, #8)
Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices
Summer in the City of Roses
The Savage and the Swan
If the Shoe Fits (Meant to Be, #1)
Cinderella Is Dead
For the Wolf (Wilderwood, #1)
Small Favors
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
The Moonfire Bride (Of Candlelight and Shadows #1)
Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)
Go the Distance
As Old as Time
Stepsister
Snow, Glass, Apples
Not so Prince Charming (Dirty Fairy Tales #2)
Enchanting the Elven Mage (Kingdom of Lore, #1)
Heart of the Fae (The Otherworld, #1)
An Author's Odyssey (The Land of Stories, #5)
Winter by Marissa MeyerFairest by Marissa MeyerThe Wrath and the Dawn by Renée AhdiehCrimson Bound by Rosamund HodgeA Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
2015 YA Fairy Tale Retellings
93 books — 426 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
408 books — 824 voters

Golden by Cameron DokeyBeauty Sleep by Cameron DokeySnow by Tracy LynnThe Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinleyCinderella and the Colonel by K.M. Shea
Fairy Tale Retellings: Hidden Gems
576 books — 1,024 voters
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
606 books — 1,887 voters

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussMistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Best Fantasy World
1,410 books — 1,601 voters

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
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Cruel Beauty
The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
Uprooted
The Complete Fairy Tales
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
Spinning Silver

W.H. Auden
The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.
W.H. Auden

G.K. Chesterton
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
G.K. Chesterton

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