YA Fairy Tale Retellings: a List

Fairy Tale Retelling YA

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.

12 thoughts on “YA Fairy Tale Retellings: a List

  1. Antonela says:

    I’m really looking forward to reading Spindle Fire! The Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairy tale, and I’m really excited to see how this retelling goes 😀

  2. Mandy says:

    I had not heard about Piper, but that has always been one of the most interesting fairytales to me. It’s always so creepy, but I definitely think it would be so interesting in a graphic novel format. You definitely sold me on it. Fantastic post!

    • Candid Cover says:

      You’re right! It is a creepy kind of fairytale. It will be interesting to find out how this graphic novel turns out. I hope that we both enjoy it! 🙂

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