Jump forward in time—and nation-dooming threat level—with Hannah West’s Realm of Ruins, the companion to her A Kingdom of Ash and Briars.
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Brigid Kemmerer takes a break from her swoony contemporaries to bring us a swoony and feminist fantasy with A Curse So Dark and Lonely.
Hanna West’s Kingdom of Ash and Briars imagines a world in which a fairy godmother is also a badass, world-saving warrior.
Go on an adventure with Edith Pattou’s East and West.
In Blanca & Roja, Anna-Marie McLemore uses her magical storytelling to infuse Latinx flavor into some familiar fairy tales.
April Genevieve Tucholke’s latest, The Boneless Mercies, is an atmospheric female-led reimagining of classic warrior epics.
Annie Sullivan’s A Touch of Gold posits that King Midas wasn’t the only one to suffer from his curse. (And there’s pirates!)
This Tristan & Isolde retelling will appeal to actual young adults more than the young-at-heart (what?! Gasp!).
Alexa Donne’s Brightly Burning is a Jane Eyre retelling … set in space.
Ashley Poston's Heart of Iron is an entertaining—if formulaic—retelling.
A story that invites you to ponder what would have happened if Ariel was raised by Ursula.
Lorie Langdon’s Olivia Twist reimagines the classic novel/musical with a gender-bent twist.
In Speak Easy, Speak Love, McKelle George reimagines Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in a 1920s speakeasy.
Melissa de la Cruz’s Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe reads like an adequate fanfiction—not good, but not nearly bad enough to be hilari-good, either.
Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever sets the farce of The Importance of Being Earnest in a summer camp for geniuses.
A failed Scrooge becomes the new Ghost of Christmas Past in Cynthia Hand's retelling of A Christmas Carol.
The stories in Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic are both familiar and fresh.
Meagan Spooner’s Beauty and the Beast retelling, Hunted, incorporates darker themes, but remains true to the heart of the story.
Sarah Fine’s Beneath the Shine mixes politics, technology, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
In Ashley Poston’s Geekerella, Cinderella meets her prince at a cosplay ball and works in a food truck called the Magic Pumpkin.
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are back for more Moriarty Mystery Fun Time, and this go-round, they're solving crimes and almost kissing in EUROPE.
Alterations is a cute, fashion-centric Sabrina retelling, perfect for younger teens and tweens.
Lisa Maxwell crafts us a sexy, tragic hero in Hook, but, alas, doesn’t bring the swoon in her Pan retelling, Unhooked.
Get to know the Queen of Hearts when she was a young woman with hopes and dreams—before she became obsessed with chopping off heads—in Marissa Meyer’s Heartless.
Technique #8 on How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You: Gloss up your lips so his slide right off!
Anna-Marie McLemore’s new novel, When the Moon Was Ours, weaves a tale of family, identity, and love, and the lengths people will go to protect all three.
Robin Talley's Macbeth retelling, As I Descended, subverts Shakespearean norms.
Jessica Khoury's The Forbidden Wish retells the story of Aladdin and his jinni as a star-crossed romance.
Sarah Rees Brennan is back with a Tale of Two Cities retelling.
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.
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.
Colleen Oakes exposes the dark side of Neverland in Wendy Darling: Stars.
Renée Ahdieh's reimagining of 1001 Nights will have you longing for similarly decadent food and clothing, if not revenge and constant fear of death.
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys preys on your worst fears...and introduces you to a few new ones.
Jane Austen's beloved classic gets the Bollywood treatment!
Cinderella + Twelfth Night + fashion house (+ adorable French Canadian) = a decent way to spend two hours.
In Stephanie Oakes' The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, a teenage girl ends up in juvie after escaping a cult with a penchant for chopping off body parts, WHAT WHAT.
Get to know the children of Disney’s most infamous villains in Melissa de la Cruz’s The Isle of the Lost.
The revolution rages on in Danielle Paige’s The Wicked Will Rise.
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.
All European vacations should have good food, beautiful sights, and hot musicians, like the one in April Lindner's Love, Lucy does.
Claire Legrand’s Winterspell, a retelling of The Nutcracker, takes Clara’s magical Christmas dream to a whole other world.
Spend an hour and a half watching Jeremy Renner wearing tight leather and wielding a ranged weapon? Don’t mind if I do.
If you’re looking for a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher that is a little less bleak than the original … Bethany Griffin’s The Fall is not it.
Buffy meets a snarkier Once Upon a Time in Kelly Thompson’s Storykiller.
Kristi Cook's Magnolia is chock full of tornados, cute boys, and steamy make-out sessions.
There are no grand arias in Sarah Fine’s Of Metal and Wishes, but there’s a phantom operatic feeling to the story nonetheless.
Mandy C. spends time with the "family-oriented retelling" that launched a thousand Merthur shippers.
Alyssa B. Sheinmel's Second Star is a sweet, sad Peter Pan retelling set all along the California coast.
In Danielle Paige’s new novel, Dorothy Must Die, Ms. Gale is looking awful green.
In his new adult novel The Crane Wife, Patrick Ness puts a very Ness-ian spin on a traditional Japanese folktale.
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.
Mandy W. rocks out with Another Little Piece of My Heart, a retelling of Persuasion by Tracey Martin.
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.
Alix reads Darcy's Vampire Desire by Regina Jeffers, and it goes exactly as well as you would expect.
Erin reviews Alex London's Proxy, a dystopian Whipping Boy update for our modern times
Erin reviews Alex Flinn's Towering and the book barely escapes with its pages intact. TERRIBAD, Y'ALL.
We settle the title for best Teen Movie the only way possible: a fight to the death! Which film will remain standing, Clueless or 10 Things I Hate About You?
Mandy reviews Maureen McGowan's Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer, which is a real thing that exists.
Jenny has no trouble at all sharing her love for Claire LaZebnik's new novel about a girl and a theater camp.
This week, Alix watches Aisha, a Clueless-inspired Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
A review of the brilliant The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, which is more of an exploration than a retelling of Jane Eyre.
This week, Alix looks at From Prada to Nada, a Sense and Sensibility retelling starring
some oompa loompas Camilla Belle
Alix reviews Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version, Philip Pullman's new updated version of Grimm's classic tales.
Erin reviews Francine Prose's The Turning, a modern-day retelling of The Turn of the Screw. And is probably going to end up spoiling all of y'all for The Turn of the Screw. Forewarned is forearmed.
A review of Karen Doornebos's The Bachelor-meets-Pride and Prejudice masterpiece, Definitely Not Mr. Darcy.
Erin reviews Linda Berdoll's Mr Darcy Takes a Wife, the first self-pub she ever had the fortune (?) of reading.
Alix reviews Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik, a teen retelling of Pride and Prejudice
A review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Were there really no zombies in the original story?
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.
Alix is extremely concerned about Mr. Darcy’s dry cleaning bill in this review of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud
Jenny reviews Diana Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows The Stars, a fanTAStic Sci-fi/Dystopic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Alix takes a look at HBO's Girls and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and experiences a serious case of déjà vu
A review of Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg, a Pride & Prejudice retelling about some high schoolers who are way too obsessed with prom.
A review of When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle, who could really teach Shakespeare a thing or two about love.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of New Girl by Paige Harbison
A book review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, a Cinderella retelling with a cyborg twist.
Erin reviews Jackson Pearce's Sweetly, a contemporary reimagining of Hansel and Gretel.
Erin tries but can't make it through Kody Keplinger's Shut Out, in which one girl institutes a sex strike to protest against a longstanding sports rivalry.
A Highly Scientific Film Analysis of the greatest teen movie of all time, 10 Things I Hate About You.
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.
Erin reviews a modern retelling of Hamlet from Ophelia's perspective, Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray.
Meghan discusses the rules of a good retelling.
Jenny reviews Jane by April Lindner, a modern retelling done right of Jane Eyre.
In sooth Jenny know not why Claudia Gabel penned Romeo & Juliet & Vampires.