YA Fairy Tale Retellings

I’ve had several people ask for some YA retelling book recommendations, so here are a few of each! I marked my favorites with an asterisk:


Snow White

Beauty & the Beast

Sleeping Beauty


The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Peter Pan

Aladdin/1,001 Nights

Red Riding Hood

Hansel & Gretel: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

The Little Mermaid: Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

The Frog Prince: 

Rumpelstiltskin: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

The Snow Queen

I found this online fantasy novel and had to read it right away

It’s called Bright Star, and I’m seriously surprised it’s a free read online. This could be a best-seller.

When Kael frees Andra from the judges’ palace, he has no idea what the quiet slave girl will mean to the rebellion–or to him. And Andra learns she was destined for far more than she ever imagined.

I’ll just post the first paragraph here because it’s so amazing.

“Paerolia was torn by war for over 500 years, race warring against race, each seeking to destroy the other. Led by Emperor Nocens, the humans rose to battle against the elves, prepared to eliminate their race from the land. But the great spirit Astrum prophesied of a girl, the two bloods united in her veins, who would bring peace to the land.”

(You can read the whole thing here)

Why Fantasy Books Need Pull Out Maps
  • Book:As we crossed the Deadly Mountain Pass-
  • Me:*flips to front to find said Deadly Mountain Pass*
  • Book:We were still far from the port side town of Important Plot Location but--
  • Me:*flips back to front, ogling the coasts*
  • Book:We still had to cross River We'll Almost Drown In and travel through the Woods of Haunting Noises
  • Me:*hefty sigh* *flings open the front of the book*
  • Me:*rubs map on face* ABSORBBB

anonymous asked:

Do you have any teen fantasy book suggestions?


YA High Fantasy

Adult Fantasy

These books are adult, but are often enjoyed by YA readers, such as myself!

YA Paranormal/General Fantasy

Shout out to beckisbookshelf for naming me a Goddess of Fantasy xD