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

Gods of Jade and Shadow
Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
Cheshire Crossing
Sacrificed to the Beast
Changeling (The Oddmire #1)
A King in Wonderland (Happily Ever Asher, #3)
Not Quite Snow White
Little Red Reading Hood and the Misread Wolf
Dithered Hearts
The Beholder (The Beholder, #1)
The Girl in Red
The Evil Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #1)
Silver in the Wood
Beau and Bett
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)
Imposter (The Royal Trials, #1)
Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1)
Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5, 0.6, 1.5, 3.1, 4.5)
Tales & Dreams (Lost Time Academy, #2)
The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1)
Cinder & Ella (Cinder & Ella, #1)
Through the Woods
The Surface Breaks
Tales & Time (Lost Time Academy, #1)
Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch, #2)
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
87 books — 427 voters

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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 RothfussThe Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Best Fantasy World
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YA Modern Retellings
375 books — 783 voters

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Ella Enchanted (Ella Enchanted #1)
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Cruel Beauty
The Complete Fairy Tales
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1)

Taylor Swift
When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.
Taylor Swift

Mo Willems
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

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