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

House of Hollow
Malice (Malice Duology #1)
These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames, #1)
Go the Distance
The Light of the Midnight Stars
Curse of the Wolf King (Entangled with Fae #1)
The Glass Slipper (Cinderella, #3)
Rumaysa: A Fairytale
Awaken (The Kingdom Chronicles #7)
The Queen on the High Mountain (Norroway, #2)
Lost in the Never Woods
Sing Me Forgotten
The Bright & the Pale (The Bright & the Pale Duology, #1)
The Shadow in the Glass
How to Wake a Sleeping Lady (Happy Ever Regency #1)
Cinderella Is Dead
The Moonfire Bride (Of Candlelight and Shadows #1)
Malice (Malice Duology #1)
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
A Sharpened Axe
The Prince and the Troll (Faraway Collection)
Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)
Go the Distance
Awaken (The Kingdom Chronicles #7)
Harry's Trees
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
Among the Beasts & Briars
The Wickeds (Faraway Collection)
The Cleaners (Faraway Collection)
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 Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
The Complete Fairy Tales
Spinning Silver

Sigmund Freud
It sounds like a fairy-tale, but not only that; this story of what man by his science and practical inventions has achieved on this earth, where he first appeared as a weakly member of the animal kingdom, and on which each individual of his species must ever again appear as a helpless infant... is a direct fulfilment of all, or of most, of the dearest wishes in his fairy-tales. All these possessions he has acquired through culture. Long ago he formed an ideal conception of omnipotence and omnisc ...more
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

Neil Gaiman
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

More quotes...
Mythic Fiction A group for people to discuss and recommend works of mythic fiction. Mythic fiction is literatur…more
996 members, last active 1 days ago
Erotic Fairy Tales and other Wicked Fantasy A sensual home for erotic fairies, demons, mythology, fantasy worlds, bizarro fiction, elves, na…more
7 members, last active 11 months ago
The Lost World (Detailed RP) Fairy tales exist, or at least they used to. A hundred years ago, human researchers traced ancie…more
1 member, last active 2 months ago
Disney in your Day book club A place to talk about all sorts of Disney books! We do group readings and discussions throughout…more
2 members, last active 21 days ago
The Spark
1 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM — 0 people liked it
The Path of Thorns
1 chapters — updated Sep 25, 2010 05:21PM — 0 people liked it


Tags contributing to this page include: fairy-tales, faerie-tale, faerie-tales, faerietales, faery-tale, faery-tales, faerytale, faerytales, fairy-tale, fairy-tales-fantasy, fairytale, fairytales, and genre__fairytale