Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Tiger Lily. Y FIC Anderson
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe’s most dangerous enemy–Peter Pan–and falls in love with him.
Block, Francesca Lia. The Rose and the Beast : Fairy Tales Retold. Y FIC Block
Nine classic fairy tales set in modern, magical landscapes and retold with a twist.
Braswell, Liz. A Whole New World. Y FIC Braswell (Twisted Tales SERIES)
In an alternate take on the Disney film, Jafar, not Aladdin finds the lamp and uses it to attain power while a poor Aladdin and displaced Jasmine must unite the common people in rebellion against the evil usurper. SEQUEL: Once Upon a Dream (2016).
Flinn, Alex. Cloaked. Y FIC Flinn (Look for more by this author)
Seventeen-year-old Johnny is approached at his family’s struggling shoe repair shop in a Miami, Florida, hotel by Alorian Princess Victoriana, who asks him to find her brother who was turned into a frog.
Geras, Adèle. The Tower Room. Y FIC Geras
Living at the secluded girls’ school where her foster mother is headmistress, Megan falls in love for the first time, with the young man her foster mother has chosen for herself. (Rapunzel)
Geras, Adèle. Watching the Roses. Y FIC Geras
After being raped at her eighteenth birthday party, an English girl, whose life resembles a modern version of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, withdraws into silent thoughts of her unusual family and the events that led to her trauma.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Just Ella. YPB Haddix
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming’s proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
Higgins, Wendy. The Great Hunt. Y FIC Higgins
A reimagining of the Grimm’s fairy tale “The Singing Bone” follows the unlikely romance between a princess who wishes to marry for love and a royals-eschewing hunter who seeks to rid the kingdom of a violent beast.
Hodge, Rosamund. Crimson Bound. Y FIC Hodge
A tale of darkness, love and redemption inspired by the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, traces the efforts of a reckless magical apprentice to save her world from a threat of eternal darkness.
Howard, A.G. Splintered. Y FIC Howard. (SERIES)
A descendant of the inspiration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother until she finds that Wonderland is real and, if she passes a series of tests to fix Alice’s mistakes, she may save her family from their curse. SEQUEL: Unhinged (2014).
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. Y FIC Levine // YPB L
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
Levine, Gail Carson. Fairest. Y FIC Levine
In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.
Lewis, R.C. Stitching Snow. Y FIC Lewis
A futuristic retelling of Snow White in which seventeen-year-old Essie, a master at repairing robots and drones on the frozen mining planet Thanda, is pulled into a war by handsome and mysterious Dane after his shuttle crash-lands near her home.
McKinley, Robin. Beauty : A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast. Y FIC McKinley // Y PB M
Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.
Maguire, Gregory. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. FIC Maguire
On seeing her portrait, a servant girl modelling for an artist in 17th century Holland realizes she is ugly. But the portrait opens her eyes to the world of art, she becomes a painter and is transformed by her work so that when a prince charming appears she is no longer ugly.
Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Y FIC Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles SERIES)
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. SEQUELS: Scarlet (2013) & Cress (2014).
Meyer, Marissa. Heartless. Y FIC Meyer
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.
Moss, Jenny. Shadow. Y FIC Moss
When Shadow, whose job all her life has been to stay close to the young queen and prevent her prophecied death at the age of sixteen, fails in her task and the castle is thrown into chaos, she escapes along with a young knight, embarking upon a journey that eventually reveals her true identity.
Napoli, Donna Jo. The Magic Circle. Y FIC Napoli
After learning sorcery to become a healer, a good-hearted woman is turned into a witch by evil spirits and she fights their power until her encounter with Hansel and Gretel years later.
Napoli, Donna Jo. Zel. Y FIC Napoli
Based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, the story is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the nobleman who pursues her, and delves into the psychological motivations of each of the characters.
Oakes, Colleen. Queen of Hearts. Y FIC Oakes
Follows the downward spiral of princess Dinah, whose future reign in Wonderland is threatened by a devastating betrayal that leaves her with a broken heart and taking on the personality of the Queen of Hearts.
Picoult, Jodi & Van Leer, Samantha. Between the Lines. Y FIC Picoult (SERIES)
Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom. SEQUEL:
Pullman, Philip. I Was a Rat! J FIC Pullman
A little boy turns life in London upside down when he appears at the house of a lonely old couple and insists he was a rat.
Yolen, Jane. Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty. Y FIC Yolen
Accident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.