The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about an illegitimate princess who must take on an evil and ruthless Wish Granter to save her twin brother's soul and rescue their kingdom.
All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller All the Ever Afters explores the hidden complexities that lie The Kingdom beneath classic tales of good and evil, all the while showing by Jess Rothenberg us that how we confront adversity reveals a more profound, Welcome to the Kingdom... where 'Happily Ever After' isn't and ultimately more important, truth than the ideal of just a promise, but a rule. In this immersive fantasy theme "happily ever after." park Ana is one of seven Fantasists, engineered “princesses” tasked with making dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, she begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including love. But the fairytale becomes a Boy, Snow, Bird nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. by Helen Oyeyemi A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she'd Spinning Silver become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic by Naomi Novik obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of This fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the features Miryem, the daughter of a mediocre moneylender, Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for who sets out to collect what is owed to her family. But when white. Among them, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny an ill-advised boast that she spins silver into gold brings her of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold. to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. How to Fracture a Fairytale by Jane Yolen An inspired gathering of fractured fairy tales and legends. The Golem and the Jinni Yolen breaks open the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of by Helene Wecker Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the villainous wolf a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. adjusting poorly to retirement. Each of these offerings features Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian a new author note and original poem, illuminating tales that desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New are old, new, and brilliantly refined. York City. Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. The Golem and the The Hazel Wood Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, by Melissa Albert historical fiction and magical fable, into an inventive tale. Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Blanca & Roja Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, by Anna-Marie McLemore the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy More than sisters, the del Cisne girls are rivals: Blanca as tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. Bound by a generations-old spell, they know one day they how bad her luck can really get. will be pulled into a dangerous game that will leave one of them trapped as a swan. But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans' spell intertwines with the Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save by Christine Heppermann or destroy them. In fifty poems Christine Heppermann places fairy tales side by side with the modern teenage girl. Powerful and provocative, Gingerbread deadly funny and deadly serious, this collection is one to read, by Helen Oyeyemi to share, to treasure, and to come back to again and again. Harriet, the child of a poor laborer with an epic family recipe for gingerbread, is whisked away by the mother of her friend Gretel to work selling gingerbread for pittance, basically without rights. In some ways it’s not even a retelling of Hansel and Gretel, it’s more that the classic fairy tale was just Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister a jumping off point to create a twisted, purely magical, and wonderfully weird story about family and class. by Gregory Maguire In seventeenth-century Holland, Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Her path by Bill Willingham soon becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. York, exiled folklore characters created their own peaceful While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, Iris and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household--and building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl the treacherous truth of her former life. sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to The Changeling Fabletown's sheriff, the reformed Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard-Rose's ex-lover-or Jack, her current by Victor LaValle live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber. When his wife Emma commits a horrific act and vanishes, Apollo Kagwa begin a journey that takes him to a forgotten The Book of Lost Things: A Novel island in the East River of New York City, a graveyard full of by John Connolly secrets, a forest in Queens where immigrant legends still live, Twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother with and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. only his books for company. But when those books start whisper to him, his reality begins to meld with fantasy and he is propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world ruled over by a king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book.
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