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Retelling of a Fairytale or Classic

The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales by Shaun Tan

An illustrated volume of fairy tales inspired by Grimms' classics illuminates their beautiful, monstrous and macabre themes as brought to life by the Oscar-winning creator of Tales From Outer Suburbia....

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The starlit wood : new fairy tales by Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe, and Stella Bjorg

An anthology of cross-genre fairy tale retellings, featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers....

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The turnip princess : and other newly discovered fairy tales by Franz Xaver Schonwerth

In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Now, for the first time, Schönwerth's fairy tales are available in English. Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon-slaying heroes, these more than seventy stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre....

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Because you love to hate me : 13 tales of villainy edited by Ameriie

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view. ...

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

When Cinder, a gifted cyborg with a mysterious past, becomes entangled with the handsome Prince Kai, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle to save humankind from a deadly plague and ruthless lunar beings....

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas

Dragged off to a treacherous magical land as retribution for killing a wolf, huntress Feyre learns that her captor is one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world. Inspired by Beauty and the Beast....

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The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Coming of age in a land where the Caliph of Khorasan takes a new bride each night and executes her at sunrise, 16-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry him in order to break the cycle and exact revenge for the murder of her best friend. Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights....

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Snow White red-handed by Maia Chance

After fast-talking her way into the role of lady's maid to a New York millionaire's bride, gutsy America actress Ophelia Flax finds herself in the heart of Grimm territory where she is faced with murder and mayhem after the ruins of Snow White's cottage are discovered nearby. Includes teaser. Original. 20,000 first printing....

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Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

A tale of darkness, love and redemption inspired by the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, traces the efforts of a reckless magical apprentice to save her world from a threat of eternal darkness....

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Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

A fantastical tale that imagines the origins of the villainous Queen of Hearts follows the downward spiral of princess Dinah, whose future reign in Wonderland is threatened by a devastating betrayal that leaves her with a broken heart....

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Spindle by E.K. Johnston

Yashaa sets out to break the curse over the kingdom with his three friends and the princess herself in this transformative retelling of Sleeping Beauty....

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Dark Shimmer by Donna Napoli

A fairy-tale retelling set in medieval Venice follows the experiences of a giant-sized teen girl who hides on a lagoon island where she makes mirrors with quicksilver before a tragedy compels her move to a land where she is regarded as beautiful....

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Cloaked by Alex Finn

Seventeen-year-old Johnny is approached at his family's struggling shoe repair shop in a Miami, Florida, hotel by Alorian Princess Victoriana, who asks him to find her brother who was turned into a frog. ...

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Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas

In this fairy tale retelling, a girl tries to fight the story of Sleeping Beauty before she falls under its spell. ...

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Rapunzel let down: a fairy tale retold by Regina Doma

A teen summer romance in New England has disastrous consequences when the daring son of a conservative senator forms a secret relationship with the isolated daughter of a reclusive scientist. ...

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New Boy by Chevalier, Tracy

The best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring presents an imaginative retelling of Shakespeare's Othello that places events in 1970s America and follows the experiences of two diverse children who navigate themes of love, betrayal, racism and revenge on the playground of their all-white school....

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Romeo and or Juliet: A Chooseble-path adventure by Ryan North and William Shakespeare

A choose-your-own-path adaptation of Shakespeare's classic imagines riotous "what if" scenarios, inviting readers to explore the alternate stories of the star-crossed lovers as they fall for other partners, pursue unconventional interests and team up to take over Verona in robot suits....

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Vinegar Girl by Tyler, Anne

A modern retelling of The Taming of the Shrew follows the experiences of a preschool teacher who alienates others by speaking her mind and who manages her family's home before she is expected by her eccentric father to marry his assistant to prevent the young man's deportation. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons....

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The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion follows the experiences of Manhattan career woman Ruby, who journeys to England to help with her younger sister's wedding before reconnecting with the ex she gave up a decade earlier....

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Eligible:a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice...Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters' football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin's unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon. ...

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No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

A tale inspired by The Great Gatsby is set in the contemporary South and follows the difficulties endured by an extended black family with colliding visions of the American dream. A first novel by the author of We Are Taking Only What We Need. 50,000 first printing....

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The Fall by Bethany Griffin

A reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, features short, non-chronological chapters that reveal how Madeline's resolve to save her brother from madness causes her to be buried alive inside their decimated home....

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel by Jasper Fforde

In a world where you can actually get lost (literally) in literature, Thursday Next, a notorious Special Operative in literary detection, races against time to stop the world's Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre, from works of literature, forcing her to dive into the pages of a novel to stop literary homicide, in a wildly imaginative, mesmerizing thriller....

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The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

A modern spin on the classic by Louisa May Alcott sets the Spring Girls, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy on a New Orleans military base, each struggling to build their lives and follow their dreams....

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