YA Fairytale Retellings

Here are some Young Adult fairy tale retellings based on Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, The 12 Dancing Princesses and much more. I plan on reading as much from this list as possible and then adding my ratings as I go. If you know of any books that would fit in this list let me know in the comments below!

Cinderella Retellings:

  1. Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas
  2. Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  4. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
  5. If I have A Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor
  6. Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge
  7. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
  8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  9. Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey
  10. Ash by Malinda Lo

Sleeping Beauty:

  1. Rose & Thorn (Ash & Bramble #2) by Sarah Prineas
  2. Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) by Rhiannon Thomas
  3. A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
  4. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  5. Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey
  6. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
  7. The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
  8. Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
  9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
  10. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
  11.  A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
  12.  The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Beauty and The Beast Retellings:

  1. East by Edith Pattou
  2. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
  3. Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
  4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  5. Spirited by Nancy Holder
  6. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
  7. The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
  8. Stung by Bethany Wiggins
  9. The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
  10. Beastly by Alex Flinn
  11. Beauty by Robin McKinley
  12. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
  13.  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  14. Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
  15. Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Little Mermaid Retellings:

  1. September Girls by Bennett Madison
  2. Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  3. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
  4. Midnight Pearls by Cameron Dokey
  5. Mermaid: A Twist on a Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
  6. Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
  7. The Little Selkie (Timeless Fairy Tales #5) by K. M. Shea
  8. The Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles #0.6) by Marissa Meyer

Rumplestilskin Retellings:

  1. A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
  2. Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli
  3. The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn
  4. Rumplestiltskin (Timeless Fairy Tales #4) by K. M. Shea
  5. Rumpled by Lacey Louwagie

The Frog Prince Retellings:

  1. Cloaked by Alex Flinn
  2. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
  3. The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley
  4. Water Song by Suzanne Weyn

The Snow Queen Retellings:

  1. Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce
  2. Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey
  3. Stork by Wendy Delsol

Little Red Riding Hood Retellings:

  1. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  3. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  4. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
  5. Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié
  6. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
  7.  Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Twelve Dancing Princesses Retellings:

  1. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  2. The Phoenix Dance by Dia Calhoun
  3. The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn
  4. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  5. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

One Thousand and One Nights Retellings:

  1. In The Night Garden (Orphan’s Tales #1) by Catherynne M. Valente
  2. A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston
  3. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdeih

Hansel and Gretel Retellings:

  1. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
  2. Bewitching by Alex Flinn
  3. Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

Vassilissa Retellings:

Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter

Rapunzel Retellings:

  1. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
  2. Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett
  3. Towering by Alex Flinn
  4. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  5. Golden by Cameron Dokey
  6. Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

Snow White Retellings:

  1. Beauty by Nancy Ohlin
  2. Snow by Tracy Lynn
  3. The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
  4. The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
  5. The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey
  6. Nameless by Lili St. Crow
  7. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  8. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  9. Devoured by Amanda Marrone
  10.  The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  11.  Winter by Marissa Meyer
  12. The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

The Wild Swans Retelings:

Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier


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