YA Fairy Tale Retellings: the Ultimate List

YA Fairy Tale Retellings: the Ultimate List

YA/Teen fairy tale retellings are exciting books that reinvent our old favourites. I have created the ultimate YA fairy tale 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.

Ya Fairy Tale Retellings

Last Updated: March 2021

YA Fairy tale 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 fairy tale retelling. If you are interested in adding any to Goodreads, I have created a YA Fairy Tale Retellings shelf that you might be interested in. Do you have any favourite YA Fairy tale Retellings to add to the list?

13 thoughts on “YA Fairy Tale Retellings: the Ultimate 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! 🙂

  3. megan allen says:

    I’m in love with this list!! Thanks for these awesome recommendations that I will be diving into asap!

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