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Crazy beautiful

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren.


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.


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

Before midnight : a retelling of "Cinderella"

Dokey, Cameron.


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


Durst, Sarah Beth.


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.


Flinn, Alex.


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.


Flinn, Alex.


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.


Gaughen, A. C.


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-


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-


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.


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.

Cruel beauty

Hodge, Rosamund, author.


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.


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.


Lo, Malinda.


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.

Wildwood dancing

Marillier, Juliet.


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.


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.


Meyer, Marissa.


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-


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.


Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-


Elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast," told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia.


Pearce, Jackson.


When the owner of a candy shop molds magical treats that instill confidence, bravery, and passion, eighteen-year-old Gretchen's haunted childhood memories of her twin sister's abduction by a witch-like monster begin to fade until girls start vanishing at the annual chocolate festival.

Sisters red

Pearce, Jackson.


After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman's son.

The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents

Pratchett, Terry.


A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.

The Grimm Legacy

Shulman, Polly.


New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.

The swan maiden

Tomlinson, Heather.


Raised as a chastelaine-in-training unlike her sisters who are learning the arts of sorcery, Doucette discovers when she is sixteen years old that she too has magic in her blood, and she must brave her mother's wrath--and the loss of the man she loves--in order to follow her birthright.

Snow White and Rose Red

Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-


In this romantic version of the classic fairy tale about two sisters and the enchanted prince they befriend, Wrede has moved the setting from the German forests into medieval England.

Briar Rose

Yolen, Jane.


Grandmother Gemma always told the story of Briar Rose, and after she dies, her grandaughter discoveres that Gemma was a real-life Sleeping Beauty - a Holocaust survivor.

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