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. .

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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