YA Fairy Tale Retellings- A List
With the live action Beauty and the Beast moving opening soon, I figured it is only fitting to feature a list of YA fairy tale retellings that are getting me just as excited! If I were to pick one genre that is my absolute most favourite of them all, it is a YA fairy tale retelling. There is something exciting to me about reading a timeless tale that has been completely reinvented.
Here is a list of YA fairy tale retellings that have yet to be released, but are already piquing my interest:
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
This is one Sleeping Beauty story that sounds as though it is going to be creepy and darker than the original tale. I can’t wait to read it!
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
This Beauty and the Beast retelling is coming out just a few days before the film. So, I suggest that this is one book you try to tide you over if you are a fan of the Beauty and the Beast story.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
This fantasy is a reimagined Evil Queen from Snow White story that is based on Asian folklore. How amazing does that sound?
Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen
This fantasy is said to be a Beauty and the Beast origin tale. I am not sure that I have read anything that gives insight to how the story might have begun. I am really looking forward to reading it. There is no cover for this book yet, but Jensen’s Pinterest board does give some hints about the content of the story.
Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg
I stumbled across this new graphic novel that reimagines the story of the Pied Piper when looking up information about Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why. The fact that it is a love story that has a main character who has a disability is really intriguing to me. We are still waiting on a cover for this one as well.