Best Teen & Young Adult Fairy Tale & Folklore Adaptations Books
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1. A Vow So Bold and Deadly (The Cursebreaker Series)
Author: by Brigid Kemmerer
Published at: Bloomsbury YA (January 26, 2021)
Kingdoms will clash.Choose your side. The incredible conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreaker series. Face your fears, fight the battle. Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir.
Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone-even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace. Fight the battle, save the kingdom. Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother.
But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and a magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs.
As the two kingdoms come closer to conflict, loyalties are tested, love is threatened, and an old enemy resurfaces who could destroy them all, in this stunning conclusion to bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreaker series.
2. To Kill a Kingdom
Author: by Alexandra Christo
Published at: Square Fish; Reprint edition (March 5, 2019)
This action-packed YA debut pits a deadly siren princess and a siren-hunting human prince against each other as they fight to protect their kingdoms. Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea.
Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe mosta human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobbyit’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears.
She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for goodbut can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy? Alexandra Christo’s young adult novel To Kill a Kingdom is a thrilling fantasy adventure.”With well-crafted fight scenes and vivid descriptions, Christo has created a world of beauty and monstrosity that will draw readers in.” Publishers Weekly “Fantasy fans will like the idea of sirens and piratelike princes as the characters who are imaginative and well developed.” School Library Journal
Author: by Marissa Meyer
Published at: Square Fish; Illustrated edition (May 1, 2018)
From Marissa Meyer, the #1 New York Timesbestselling story of Wonderland’s most notorious villain: the Queen of Hearts. Long before she was the terror of Wonderlandthe infamous Queen of Heartsshe was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere.
A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker.
For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms.
But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans. In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Praise for Heartless: In Heartless, the nonsense that is Wonderland gets a reverential makeover, full of heart and its own idiosyncratic character.
4. Serpent & Dove
Author: by Shelby Mahurin
Published at: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (August 4, 2020)
An Amazon Best Book of 2019 * New York Times Bestseller * B&N’s YA Book Club Pick * Indiebound Bestseller * #6 on the 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List”A brilliant debut, full of everything I love: a sparkling and fully realized heroine, an intricate and deadly system of magic, and a searing romance that kept me reading long into the night.
Serpent & Dove is an absolute gem of a book.” Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Court of Thorns and Roses seriesBound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy trilogy, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland.
Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted.They are feared. And they are burned.
As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situationmarriage. Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice.
5. A Twisted Tale Collection: A Boxed Set
Author: by Liz Braswell
Published at: Disney Press (January 31, 2017)
A paperback boxed set that collects the first three books in the wildly popular A Twisted Tale series for the first time! A Whole New WorldOnce Upon a DreamAs Old as TimeDiscover your favorite worlds and stories, with game-changing twists that will have you feverishly turning pages to follow your heroes and heroines into all-new adventures.
6. Unbirthday: A Twisted Tale
Author: by Liz Braswell
Published at: Disney-Hyperion (September 1, 2020)
The 10th installment in the New York Times best-selling A TWISTED TALE series asks: What if Wonderland was in peril and Alice was very, very late? Alice is different than other eighteen-year-old ladies in Kexford, which is perfectly fine with her.
She’d rather spend golden afternoons with her trusty camera or in her aunt Vivian’s lively salon, ignoring her sister’s wishes that she stop all that nonsense and become a respectable member of society. Alice is happy to meander to Miss Yao’s teashop or to visit the children playing in the Square.
She’s also interested in learning more about the young lawyer she met there, but just because she’s curious, of course, not because he was sweet and charming. But when Alice develops photographs she has recently taken about town, familiar faces of old suddenly appear in the place of her actual subjectsthe Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar.
There’s something eerily off about them, even for Wonderland creatures. And as Alice develops a self-portrait, she finds the most disturbing image of alla badly-injured dark-haired girl asking for Alice’s help.Mary Ann. Returning to the place of nonsense from her childhood, Alice finds herself on a mission to stop the Queen of Hearts’ tyrannical rule and to find her place in both worlds.
7. Blood & Honey (Serpent & Dove, 2)
Author: by Shelby Mahurin
Published at: HarperTeen (September 1, 2020)
The stakes are higher. The witches are deadlier. And the romance is red-hot. The eagerly anticipated sequel to the New York Times and Indiebound bestseller Serpent & Dove is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and is an instant New York Times bestseller!
Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and churchfugitives with nowhere to hide. To survive, they need allies.Strong ones. But as Lou becomes increasingly desperate to save those she loves, she turns to a darker side of magic that may cost Reid the one thing he can’t bear to lose.
Bound to her always, his vows were clear: where Lou goes, he will go; and where she stays, he will stay. Until death do they part.
8. Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale
Author: by Liz Braswell
Published at: Disney-Hyperion (September 4, 2018)
The 5th installment in the New York Times best-selling A TWISTED TALE series asks: What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula? It’s been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid… And took King Triton’s life in the process.
Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric’s kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world-and a prince-she never imagined she would see again.
For more twisted adventures, try the other books in the A TWISTED TALE series:A Whole New World by Liz BraswellOnce Upon a Dream by Liz BraswellAs Old As Time by Liz BraswellReflection by Elizabeth LimMirror, Mirror by Jen CalonitaConceal, Don’t Feel by Jen CalonitaStraight On Till Morning by Liz BraswellSo This is Love by Elizabeth LimUnbirthday by Liz BraswellGo the Distance by Jen Calonita (on sale 4/06/2021)What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell (on sale 9/07/2021)
9. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (The Cursebreaker Series)
Author: by Brigid Kemmerer
Published at: Bloomsbury YA; Reprint edition (January 7, 2020)
A New York Times bestseller!”Has everything you’d want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale.” – Jodi PicoultIn a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.
Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him.
But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope. Nothing has ever been easy for Harper.
With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.
10. Cinderella Is Dead
Author: by Kalynn Bayron
Published at: Bloomsbury YA (July 7, 2020)
The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer like you’ve never seen it before, now with new cover art! See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth’s survival against villains from outer space.
“An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction … A cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars.” Entertainment Weekly “Prince Charming among the cyborgs.” The Wall Street JournalHumans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population.
From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl…. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness.
But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
12. So This is Love: A Twisted Tale
Author: by Elizabeth Lim
Published at: Disney-Hyperion (April 7, 2020)
The 9th installment in the New York Times best-selling A TWISTED TALE series asks: What if Cinderella never tried on the glass slipper? Unable to prove that she’s the missing princess, and unable to bear life under Lady Tremaine any longer, Cinderella attempts a fresh start, looking for work at the palace as a seamstress.
But when the Grand Duke appoints her to serve under the king’s visiting sister, Cinderella becomes witness to a grand conspiracy to take the kingand the princeout of power, as well as a longstanding prejudice against fairies, including Cinderella’s own Fairy Godmother.
Faced with questions of love and loyalty to the kingdom, Cinderella must find a way to stop the villains of past and present … Before it’s too late. For more twisted adventures, try the other books in the A TWISTED TALE series:A Whole New World by Liz BraswellOnce Upon a Dream by Liz BraswellAs Old As Time by Liz BraswellReflection by Elizabeth LimPart of Your World by Liz BraswellMirror, Mirror by Jen CalonitaConceal, Don”t Feel by Jen CalonitaStraight On Till Morning by Liz BraswellUnbirthday by Liz BraswellGo the Distance by Jen Calonita (on sale 4/06/2021)What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell (on sale 9/07/2021)
13. Serena Valentino's Villains Box Set: Books 1-3
Author: by Serena Valentino
Published at: Disney-Hyperion; Media tie-in edition (September 26, 2017)
Evil is made, not born… Books 1-3 of Serena Valentino”s Villains series is now available in a hardcover boxed set, with a sneak peek at Book 4 in the series, Mistress of All Evil! Includes:Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen (Book 1)The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty”s Prince (Book 2)Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Book 3)Complete the collection!
Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy (Book 4)Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch (Book 5)The Odd Sisters: A Villains Novel (Book 6)Evil Thing (Book 7)
14. Conceal, Don't Feel: A Twisted Tale
Author: by Jen Calonita
Published at: Disney-Hyperion (October 1, 2019)
The 7th installment in the New York Times best-selling A TWISTED TALE series asks: What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other? As the future Queen of Arendelle, Princess Elsa’s life is full of expectation and responsibilitynot to mention, questions.
What type of ruler will she be? When will she have to pick a suitor? And why has she always harbored the feeling that some critical piece of herself is missing? Following the unexpected death of her parents, Elsa is forced to answer those questions sooner than she’d hoped, becoming the sole ruler of her kingdom and growing lonelier than ever.
But when mysterious powers begin to reveal themselves, Elsa starts to remember fragments of her childhood that seem to have been erasedpieces that include a very familiar-looking girl. Determined to fill the void she has always felt, Elsa must take a harrowing journey across her icy kingdom to undo a terrible curse …
And find the missing Princess of Arendelle. For more twisted adventures, try the other books in the A TWISTED TALE series:A Whole New World by Liz BraswellOnce Upon a Dream by Liz BraswellAs Old As Time by Liz BraswellReflection by Elizabeth LimPart of Your World by Liz BraswellMirror, Mirror by Jen CalonitaStraight On Till Morning by Liz BraswellSo This is Love by Elizabeth LimUnbirthday by Liz BraswellGo the Distance by Jen Calonita (on sale 4/06/2021)What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell (on sale 9/07/2021)