Twisted Fairy Tales

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We know you know the stories. Fairy tales are universal. But do you know THESE versions? Check out these twisted fairy tales for a new take on an old tale.


Elizabeth C Bunce
Description: Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price.
Call Number: YA FIC Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Anna Sheehan
Description: Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.
Call Number: YA FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Liz Braswell
Description: 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.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Liz Braswell
Description: In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, Belle, trapped in the Beast's enchanted castle, discovers that her estranged mother was the one who placed a spell on the Beast so many years ago.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Ash
Malinda Lo
Description: 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.
Call Number: YA FIC Lo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Meg Cabot, Rosa. ill Coronado
Description: Ellie must convince Will that he is reallly the reincarnation of King Arthur so the Merlin prophecy will occur.
Call Number: YA FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Rosamund Hodge
Description: "Rachelle must protect the king's bastard son while searching for the weapons that will save her world from endless night"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Hod
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Danielle (Novelist) Paige
Description: Whisked to Oz by a Kansas twister, Amy Gumm discovers that the magical land has been destroyed by Dorothy's tyrannical rule, a situation that compels Amy to join an order of deposed magic-wielders who seek to put an end to Dorothy's reign.
Call Number: YA FIC Pai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Heather Dixon
Description: Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who is trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.
Call Number: YA FIC Dix
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Julie C. Dao, Kim Mai Guest
Description: Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
Call Number: YA FIC Dao
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Meagan Spooner
Description: Yeva knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering them. Out in the wilderness there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas, or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. When her father goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the Beast he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. As Yeva hunts, she finds a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures she's only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
Call Number: YA FIC Spo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Liz Braswell
Description: In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, the prince falls asleep and Aurora must escape the magical world created in her own dreams.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Jessica Day George
Description: 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.
Call Number: YA FIC Geo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale
Description: Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Lexa Hillyer
Call Number: YA FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Robin McKinley
Description: The infant princess Briar Rose is cursed on her name day by Pernicia, an evil fairy, and then whisked away by a young fairy to be raised in a remote part of a magical country, unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia's vengeful powers.
Call Number: YA FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
R. C. (Rachel Christine) Lewis
Description: 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 the handsome and mysterious Dane after his shuttle crash-lands near her home.
Call Number: YA FIC Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Jessica Day George
Description: A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell.
Call Number: YA FIC Geo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Jessica Khoury
Description: When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years, a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity, only to discover that she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?
Call Number: YA FIC Kho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Aditi Khorana
Description: After losing everything when her father's kingdom is brutally and suddenly taken over, sixteen-year-old Princess Amrita flees the royal palace with her companion, the seer and former slave Thala, and together they hope to find the legendary Library of All Things, where they can access the stories of their lives and their loved ones, change their future, and save the kingdom.
Call Number: YA FIC Kho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Frank Beddor, Gerard Doyle, Hypnogaja Looking glass
Description: When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.
Call Number: J FIC Bed
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Renée Ahdieh
Description: Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she's falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.
Call Number: YA FIC Ahd
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Chanda Hahn
Description: Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes' life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.
Call Number: YA FIC Hah
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Colleen Oakes
Description: Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller's son. But one night, while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children's nursery, and--dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers--they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning into Neverland, an intoxicating island of freedom. As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boy's paradise of turquoise seas, mermaids, and pirates holds terrible secrets rooted in blood and greed. As Peter's grasp on her heart tightens, she struggles to remember where she came from--and begins to suspect that this island of dreams, and the boy who desires her, have the potential to transform into an everlasting nightmare.
Call Number: YA FIC Oak
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Cameron Dokey
Description: After disguising herself as a boy to join the Chinese army, Mulan returns home only to face an arena that frightens her more than any battlefield--the royal court where she must honor her family through marriage.
Call Number: YA FIC Dok
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
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A Curse Dark As Gold
Elizabeth C Bunce
YA FIC Bun
Rapunzel's Revenge
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale
J FIC Hal
A Long, Long Sleep
Anna Sheehan
YA FIC She
Spindle Fire
Lexa Hillyer
YA FIC Hil
A Whole New World
Liz Braswell
YA FIC Bra
Spindle's End
Robin McKinley
YA FIC McK
As Old As Time
Liz Braswell
YA FIC Bra
Stitching Snow
R. C. (Rachel Christine) Lewis
YA FIC Lew
Ash
Malinda Lo
YA FIC Lo
Sun And Moon, Ice And Snow
Jessica Day George
YA FIC Geo
Avalon High Coronation. 01, The Merlin Prophecy
Meg Cabot, Rosa. ill Coronado
YA FIC Cab
The Forbidden Wish
Jessica Khoury
YA FIC Kho
Crimson Bound
Rosamund Hodge
YA FIC Hod
The Library Of Fates
Aditi Khorana
YA FIC Kho
Dorothy Must Die
Danielle (Novelist) Paige
YA FIC Pai
The Looking Glass Wars [Audiobook]
Frank Beddor, Gerard Doyle, Hypnogaja Looking glass
J FIC Bed
Entwined
Heather Dixon
YA FIC Dix
The Wrath & The Dawn
Renée Ahdieh
YA FIC Ahd
Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns [Audiobook]
Julie C. Dao, Kim Mai Guest
YA FIC Dao
Unenchanted : An Unfortunate Fairy Tale
Chanda Hahn
YA FIC Hah
Hunted
Meagan Spooner
YA FIC Spo
Wendy Darling. Volume 01, Stars
Colleen Oakes
YA FIC Oak
Once Upon A Dream
Liz Braswell
YA FIC Bra
Wild Orchid
Cameron Dokey
YA FIC Dok
Princess Of The Midnight Ball
Jessica Day George
YA FIC Geo