It makes my heart happy when the middle book of a trilogy is just as awesome as its predecessor. You’ll be feeling the wait for the final installment of the Winternight Trilogy after reading Katherine Arden's latest, The Girl in the Tower.
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A story that invites you to ponder what would have happened if Ariel was raised by Ursula.
In Jen Wang's latest graphic novel, a young seamstress is hired to secretly create dresses for a prince.
Melissa Albert's debut novel, The Hazel Wood, lives up to the hype
The stories in Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic are both familiar and fresh.
As part of the Midnight Tales tour, Mandy C.’s compiled a list of (some of) her fave folklore and fairy tale books.
Carrie Anne Noble’s The Gold-Son reveals the secret, somewhat sordid, lives of Leprechauns.
This book is basically like a DVD's deleted scenes section for your favorite movie.
In Ashley Poston’s Geekerella, Cinderella meets her prince at a cosplay ball and works in a food truck called the Magic Pumpkin.
Katherine Arden’s new fairy tale, The Bear and the Nightingale, is the perfect story to cozy up with during a cold winter’s night.
Brian and his nine-year-old daughter, Sophie, review Mighty Jack, a graphic novel take on Jack and the Beanstalk.
Sarah Porter brings the magic of a Russian folk tale to modern Brooklyn in Vassa in the Night.
Millard Nullings (with a little help from Ransom Riggs) shares a collection of folk stories with a peculiar twist in Tales of the Peculiar.
Kat Howard's dark, sexy (adult) book explores art, sisterhood, and escaping an abusive childhood. Also, there are really hot dudes.
The princess in C.J. Redwine’s The Shadow Queen needs no prince to save her, thank you very much.
Revisit the Lunar Chronicles universe—and get to know the characters before they were heroes—in Marissa Meyer’s short story collection, Stars Above.
In first two books of the Four Sisters series, Stray and companion novel Burn, Elissa Sussman crafts a world that’s familiar, yet wholly separate, from classic fairy tales.
The final book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, Winter, doesn’t disappoint. (But it is terribly hard to say goodbye to these friends.)
Gregory Maguire returns with another new take on an old tale, this time Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Cinderella + Twelfth Night + fashion house (+ adorable French Canadian) = a decent way to spend two hours.
Plus our take on the good, the bad... and the really bad.
Naomi Novik’s Uprooted is a new fairy tale that feels ancient in the best of ways.
Get to know the children of Disney’s most infamous villains in Melissa de la Cruz’s The Isle of the Lost.
Learn what happens after true love’s kiss in Rhiannon Thomas’ debut novel, A Wicked Thing.
Cat Hellisen's Beastkeeper is a lovely and melancholic middle-grade retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Get to know the girl behind the glamour in Fairest, the latest in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series.
More hand-wringing ensues as Amanda R. continues to be Quite Concerned for Princess Dinah and her mental state.
Buffy meets a snarkier Once Upon a Time in Kelly Thompson’s Storykiller.
There’s nothing better than watching Anne Hathaway do a musical number—particularly when she’s being wooed by a very princely Hugh Dancy rather than having to sell herself to make a living.
Katherine Harbour's Thorn Jack is a modern retelling of the Scottish folk tale Tam Lin.
Amanda MAY have switched her nightlight on while reading The Glass Casket in bed.
Forget everything you thought you knew about Wonderland and a precocious blonde girl who fell down a rabbit hole.
The excitement, adventure and character additions continue in Marissa Meyer’s Cress, the penultimate book in the Lunar Chronicles.
Marissa Meyer’s fairy tales+cyborgs series, The Lunar Chronicles, continues with Scarlet, in which the main character dons a red hoodie and hangs out with a guy named Wolf.
G.R. Mannering’s Roses breathes new life into a tale as old as time.
Jackson Pearce turns an old tale into a new thriller in Cold Spell, the latest book in the Fairytale Retellings series.
Once Upon a Time? Happily Ever After? The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainini shows how we aren't shaped by what we perceive to be our fate, rather who we are is determined by the choices that we make.
Mandy C. finds a happily ever after with Tom McNeal’s Far Far Away.
Erin reviews Alex Flinn's Towering and the book barely escapes with its pages intact. TERRIBAD, Y'ALL.
Mandy reviews Maureen McGowan's Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer, which is a real thing that exists.
Alix reviews Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version, Philip Pullman's new updated version of Grimm's classic tales.
Alix did a lot of international traveling this month, which means that she also watched a lot of really terrible movies.
A review of Robin Palmer's Wicked Jealous, a modern Snow White retelling.
Effed-Up Fairy Tales returns with Part 1 of Space Cowgirl, a "Penta of the Chopped-Off Hands" retelling.
Erin takes a look at an unknown book called Twilight, which is clearly a Snow White retelling.
In what universe is Kristen Stewart fairer than Charlize Theron? We don't know, but here's your chance to find out with this awesome SWatH prize pack!
A modern YA twist on the highly disturbing original tale of Bluebeard.
Introducing FYA's modern twist on classic fairy tales! First up: a retelling of Donkeyskin.
A book review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, a Cinderella retelling with a cyborg twist.
A book review of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, a fairy tale that has the potential to be a new classic.
Erin reviews Jackson Pearce's Sweetly, a contemporary reimagining of Hansel and Gretel.
A review of Entwined by Heather Dixon, a lovely retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
This ain't no Cinderella Story: Megan reviews Ash by Malinda Lo, a neat take on a classic tale.
A book review of Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson, a re-telling of the classic french fairy tale.
Meghan reviews a book more Y than A -- Reckless: Steinernes Fleisch by Cornelia Funke, which has romantic entanglements that mystify basic geometry.
Meghan discusses the rules of a good retelling.
A review of Wolfborn by Sue Bursztynski, in which werewolves in a medieval world give Megan a change of pace from the usual paranormal fare.
With the help of reality TV, Erin reviews What-the-Dickens by Gregory Maguire.
In Polly Shulman's The Grimm Legacy, the heroine uncovers secrets of the magical variety at her after school job.
Meghan reviews Perchance to Dream, the second installment in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata series, with a way to reinvigorate rail travel (hint: PIE TRAIN).