a book of fairy tales

GUYS IM FUCKING SHOOKETH TO MY CORE RED QUEEN WAS SO GOOD LIKE THIS BITCH MAVEN OMGGGGGG SAKJNDKJBKDBUISB HE LOOK WEIRD FROM THE START BITCH BUT I AINT WANNA BELIEVE NOTHING AND CAL OMGGGGG DADDY CAL BITCH IM IN LOVEEE AND KILRON N SHADE AHHHHHH I LOVE SHADE SM AND MARE IS ME BITCHES LOWKEY THE WHOLE TIME I WAS PICTURING MARE LOOKING LIKE ME BC WE’RE SO SIMILAR AND AHHH THE WHOLE RED AND SILVER THING THE DSYSTOPIAN VIBES N THE FAIRYTALE POWERS IM CRYING THE SELECTION THE HUNGER GAMES THIS IS A MIX OF ALL THE DYSTOPIAN BOOKS IVE READ WITH FAIRY TALE IN IT IM CRYING IT WAS SO GOODDDD THE GLAMOUR THE ACTION THE FIGHTS EVERYTHING 10/10 RECOMMEND 

the signs as fairy tale aesthetics
  • aries: stolen treasures, flashing swords and thunderstorms
  • taurus: wild woods, hidden curses and fur gowns
  • gemini: gingerbread cottages, wildflowers, and potion vials
  • cancer: glass slippers, enchanted springs and gemstones
  • leo: sleeping dragons, secret keys and gold crowns
  • virgo: pressed flowers, wild hair and fairy wings
  • libra: ermine trim, magic mirrors and a throne
  • scorpio: eternal love, haunted forests and crushed velvet
  • sagittarius: red roses, magic lamps and a castle steeped in fog
  • capricorn: swan feathers, ice palaces and a string of pearls
  • aquarius: leather-bound spell-books, wooden cabins and mason jars
  • pisces: mermaid tails, crescent moons and a raging sea

“…tell me, do not you think me very ugly?”
“That is true,” said Beauty, “for I cannot tell a lie, but I believe you are very good natured.”

“So I am,” said the monster, “but then, besides my ugliness, I have no sense; I know very well, that I am a poor, silly, stupid creature.”

“‘Tis no sign of folly to think so,” replied Beauty, “for never did fool know this, or had so humble a conceit of his own understanding.”

“Eat then, Beauty,” said the monster, “and endeavor to amuse yourself in your palace, for everything here is yours, and I should be very uneasy, if you were not happy.”

—  Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, Beauty and the Beast

“Fairies with gossamer wings,
Bring forth beauty, grace and joyful things.
Fairies of the earth are caretakers of our soil, water and trees,
They watch over beautiful creatures such as bears, bunnies and bees.
Fairies ask that you breathe in and appreciate the vantage point from which you stand,
Then trod carefully and respectfully with each intentional step you make across this beautiful land.”

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:

Cinderella

Snow White

Beauty & the Beast

Sleeping Beauty

Rapunzel

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