– but in this twilight, our CHOICES seal our FATE

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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)