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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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
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
Cinderella Is Dead
Small Favors
For the Wolf (Wilderwood, #1)
Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)
The Moonfire Bride (Of Candlelight and Shadows #1)
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales
Poor Unfortunate Soul (Villains, #3)
Enchanting the Elven Mage (Kingdom of Lore, #1)
The Prince and the Troll (Faraway Collection)
An Author's Odyssey (The Land of Stories, #5)
Heart of the Fae (The Otherworld, #1)
Not so Prince Charming (Dirty Fairy Tales #2)
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Fairy tales & Retellings
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Fairy Tales Retold
464 books — 556 voters

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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)
The Complete Fairy Tales
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
Spinning Silver

Alex Flinn
Just because something is beautiful doesn´t mean it´s good.
Alex Flinn, Beastly

J.K. Rowling
I really feel that we're not giving children enough credit for distinguishing what's right and what's wrong. I, for one, devoured fairy tales as a little girl. I certainly didn't believe that kissing frogs would lead me to a prince, or that eating a mysterious apple would poison me, or that with the magical "Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo" I would get a beautiful dress and a pumpkin carriage. I also don't believe that looking in a mirror and saying "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman" will make some awful serial ...more
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