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FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR: Fairytales Revisited

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Crazy beautiful

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren.

TEEN BARATZ

In this contemporary retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," a teenaged boy whose hands were amputated in an explosion and a gorgeous girl whose mother has recently died from an instant connection when they meet on their first day as new students.


The rose and the beast : fairy tales retold

Block, Francesca Lia.

TEEN BLOCK

Nine classic fairy tales set in modern, magical landscapes and retold with a twist.


The Phoenix Dance

Calhoun, Dia.

TEEN CALHOUN

Phoenix Dance battles an illness of her mind and emotions, realizes her dream of becoming shoemaker to the Royal Household, and attempts to discover what magic compels the twelve princesses of Windward to wear out their shoes each night. Based on the fairy tale "The twelve dancing princesses." A journey through madness and mania on the island of Faranor in the kingdom of Windward, twelve princesses dance their shoes to shreds each night.


Enchantment

Card, Orson Scott.

FIC CARD

One of science fiction and fantasy's most acclaimed authors chronicles the adventures of a modern man's travels through time and space to save a princess and her kingdom, find love against all odds, and conquer relentless evil.


The Cinderella Society

Cassidy, Kay, 1971-

TEEN CASSIDY

After winning a coveted spot on the high school cheerleading squad, sixteen-year-old newcomer, Jess Parker, is still treated as an "outsider" by the majority of the student body thanks to the harassment campaign led by the popular cheerleader she displaced.


Jack of Kinrowan

De Lint, Charles, 1951-

FIC DE LINT

Jack of Kinrowan An acknowledged classic of contemporary fantasy, Jack of Kinrowan brings together in one volume Charles de Lint's rollicking saga of wild faerie magic on the streets of the city. Jack, the Giant Killer A faceless gang of bikers on Wild Hunt through the streets of present-day Ottawa hurtles young Jacky Rowan across the threshold into the perilous land of Faerie. There, to her dismay, she is hailed as the Jack of Kinrowan, a once-and-future trickster hero whose lot is to save the Elven Courts from unimaginable evil. Drink Down the Moon Once the realm of Faerie drew its power from the Moon herself. But now a ghastly creature has stolen that power and enslaved the Fair Folk--and Jacky Rowan herself. Only Johnny Faw, a hadsome fiddler unaware of his magical gifts, has the power to set them free.


The storyteller's daughter : a retelling of "The Arabian Nights"

Dokey, Cameron.

TEEN DOKEY

In a faraway kingdom, a king has been betrayed. Deeply hurt and bitterly angry, he vows never to be deceived again. Unfortunately, the king's plan to protect himself will endanger all of the realm's young women, unless one of them will volunteer to marry the king -- and surrender her life. To everyone's relief and horror, one young woman steps forward. The daughter of a legendary storyteller, Shahrazad believes it is her destiny to accept this risk and sacrifice herself. On the night of her wedding to the king, Shahrazad begins to weave a tale. Fascinated, the king lets her live night after night. Just when Shahrazad dares to believe that she has found a way to keep her life -- and an unexpected love -- a treacherous plot will disrupt her plan. Now she can only hope that love is strong enough to save her.


Before midnight : a retelling of "Cinderella"

Dokey, Cameron.

TEEN DOKEY

A retelling of the tale about a girl whose father remarries and the effects that her stepmother has on the family.


Ice

Durst, Sarah Beth.

TEEN DURST

A modern-day retelling of "East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon" in which eighteen-year-old Cassie learns that her grandmother's fairy tale is true when a Polar Bear King comes to claim her for his bride and she must decide whether to go with him and save her long-lost mother, or continue helping her father with his research.


Beastly

Flinn, Alex.

TEEN FLINN

A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.


Cloaked

Flinn, Alex.

TEEN FLINN

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.


Scarlet

Gaughen, A. C.

TEEN GAUGHEN

Will Scarlet shadows Robin Hood, with an unerring eye for finding treasures to steal and throwing daggers with deadly accuracy, but when Gisbourne, a ruthless bounty hunter, is hired by the sheriff to capture Robin and his band of thieves, Robin must become Will's protector risking his own life in the process.


Princess of the midnight ball

George, Jessica Day, 1976-

TEEN GEORGE

A retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who wear out their shoes dancing every night, and of Galen, a former soldier now working in the king's gardens, who follows them in hopes of breaking the curse.


Princess of glass

George, Jessica Day, 1976-

TEEN GEORGE

In the midst of maneuvering to create political alliances through marriage, sixteen-year-old Poppy, one of the infamous twelve dancing princesses, becomes the target of a vengeful witch while Prince Christian tries to save her.


Book of a thousand days

Hale, Shannon.

TEEN HALE

Fifteen-year-old Dashti, sworn to obey her sixteen-year-old mistress, the Lady Saren, shares Saren's years of punishment locked in a tower, then brings her safely to the lands of her true love, where both must hide who they are as they work as kitchen maids.


The goose girl

Hale, Shannon.

TEEN HALE

On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.


Cruel beauty

Hodge, Rosamund, author.

TEEN HODGE

Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and trained all her life to kill him, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife.


Crimson bound

Hodge, Rosamund.

TEEN HODGE

An exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood and the extravagant court of Versailles, from the author of Cruel Beauty. A doomed warrior and the king's most notorious bastard must join forces to defeat a dark evil in this gorgeously intricate fantasy. When Rachelle was fifteen she was good--apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless--straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat. Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in a vain effort to atone.


Ash

Lo, Malinda.

TEEN LO

In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.


Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel

Maguire, Gregory.

FIC MAGUIRE

Years before Dorothy and her dog crash-land, another little girl makes her presence known in Oz. This girl, Elphaba, is born with emerald-green skin -- no easy burden in a land as mean and poor as Oz, where superstition and magic are not strong enough to explain or to overcome the natural disasters of flood and famine. Young Elphaba, green and wild and misunderstood, is determined to protect the Animals -- even it means combating the mysterious Wizard, even if it means risking her single chance at romance.


Wildwood dancing

Marillier, Juliet.

TEEN MARILLI

Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood.


Beauty : a retelling of the story of Beauty & the beast

McKinley, Robin.

TEEN MCKINLE

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.


Cinder

Meyer, Marissa.

TEEN MEYER

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.


Hush : an Irish princess' tale

Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

TEEN NAPOLI

Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.


Spinners

Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

TEEN NAPOLI

Elaborates on the events recounted in the fairy tale, "Rumpelstiltskin," in which a strange little man helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.


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