YA/Teen fairytale retellings are exciting books that reinvent our old favourites. I have created the ultimate YA fairytale retellings books list that has something for everyone. If you are in the mood to read a timeless tale that has been turned upside down, then this is the list for you. Get your coziest reading socks and a cup of tea and be prepared for adventure.
Last Updated: March 2021
YA Fairytale Retellings
1. 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!
2. 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.
3. 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?
4. 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. .
5. 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.
I absolutely love a great YA fairytale retelling. If you are interested in adding any to Goodreads, I have created a YA Fairytale Retellings shelf that you might be interested in. Do you have any favourite YA Fairytale Retellings to add to the list?