Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Fairytales Retold

Beastly  cover


Author: Flinn, Alex.

A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhatta...

Book of a Thousand Days  cover

Book of a Thousand Days

Author: Hale, Shannon.

Fifteen-year-old Dashti, sworn to obey her sixteen-year-old mistress, the Lady Saren, shares Sare...

Castle Waiting  cover

Castle Waiting

Author: Medley, Linda.


Cinder  cover


Author: Meyer, Marissa.

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted me...

Entwined  cover


Author: Dixon, Heather, 1982-

Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her elev...

Fairest  cover


Author: Levine, Gail Carson.

In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile h...

Golden  cover


Author: Dokey, Cameron.

Rapunsel has only two nights and one day in which to free a girl from a curse. ...

The Goose Girl  cover

The Goose Girl

Author: Hale, Shannon.

On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her ...

The Grimm Legacy  cover

The Grimm Legacy

Author: Shulman, Polly.

New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circul...

The Iron Knight  cover

The Iron Knight

Author: Kagawa, Julie.

Faery prince Ash--the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court--finally gets to tel...

Red Spikes  cover

Red Spikes

Author: Lanagan, Margo, 1960-

Ten stories that take place in worlds not quite our own and yet each one illuminates what it is t...

Sisters Red  cover

Sisters Red

Author: Pearce, Jackson.

After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett an...

Snow  cover


Author: Lynn, Tracy.

A retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs....

The Stepsister Scheme  cover

The Stepsister Scheme

Author: Hines, Jim C.

"You know how all those old fairy tales take you through lots of scary adventures till you finall...

Toads and Diamonds  cover

Toads and Diamonds

Author: Tomlinson, Heather. 1964-

A retelling of the Perrault fairy tale set in pre-colonial India, in which two stepsisters receiv...


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