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)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasCruel Beauty by Rosamund HodgeBeauty by Robin McKinleyUprooted by Naomi NovikBeastly by Alex Flinn
Best retellings of Beauty and the Beast
230 books — 1,029 voters
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 LevinePrincess Academy by Shannon HaleThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanDealing with Dragons by Patricia C. WredeThe Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Best Princess Tales
431 books — 395 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

G.K. Chesterton
There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable. ...more
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)

Hans Christian Andersen
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Hans Christian Andersen

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