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Rewritten Fairytales

Rewritten fairytales, or fractured fairytales, are old stories told with new twists. 

WILDWOOD DANCING by Juliet Marillier
Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood, where they dance with their pet frog.  Companion novel: Cybele’s Secret.

THE GOOSE GIRL  by Shannon Hale
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and must become a goose girl to survive.  The first book in the Books of Bayern series. Another great title is The Book of a Thousand Days. 
Twelve princesses wear out their shoes dancing every night, and of Galen, a former soldier now working in the king's gardens, who follows them in hopes of breaking the curse.  The sequel is Princess of Glass. Try also, Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Sunday is the seventh day of the week and the name of the seventh daughter.  Sunday meets an enchanted frog in the forest and tells him all about her magical family.  When Sunday writes something it comes to pass.  She writes that her frog becomes a man, but doesn't recognize him as a handsome prince responsible for the death of her brother.  Companion novel: Hero.

JUST ELLA by Margaret Peterson Haddix
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape. Companion novel: Palace of Mirrors.
Rapunzel (who is bald) only has two nights and one day to free a girl from a curse.  Other rewritten fairytales by Cameron Dokey include: Belle, The World Above,  Storyteller’s Daughter, Winter’s Child, Before Midnight, and Beauty Sleep.
BEAUTY by Robin McKinley
Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast. More fairytales: Rose Daughter and Spindle’s End.
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.  Their grandmother believes that fairy tale characters are real and they live in her town.  First book in the Sisters Grimm series.   
Annie, younger sister of the princess who would be known as Sleeping Beauty, is immune to magic and stays awake when the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep. She sets out to break the spell. Also try the series: Tales of the Frog Princess.
ENTWINED by Heather Dixon
Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who's trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.
 A CURSE AS DARK AS GOLD by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Upon the death of her father, 17-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running with an overwhelming mortgage and a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold she must decide if his help is worth the price.
A LONG LONG SLEEP by Anna Sheehan
Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.
EAST by Edith Pattou
A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.
ICE by Sarah Beth Durst
18-year-old Cassie learns that her grandmother's fairy tale is true when a Polar Bear King comes to claim her for his bride and she must decide whether to go with him and save her long-lost mother, or continue helping her father research.
Snow White and Rose Red live near the borders of Faerie. They become friends with a traveler and a bear, both who may be more than they seem.  Also try the quirky and unforgettable Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
PRINCESS BEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
A girl is transformed, through instruction in life at court, determination, and magic, from sullen, pudgy, graceless Ben into Crown Princess Benevolence, a fit ruler of the kingdom of Montagne as it faces war with neighboring Drachensbett.
FAIREST by Gail Carson Levine
In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is. Another great title is: Ella Enchanted.
PRINCESS AND THE HOUND by Mette Ivie Harrison
Prince George has to hide his magical ability speaks with animals.  He is betrothed to a princess of a neighboring kingdom who has an unusual relationship with her hound, Marit. Companion novels: Princess and the Bear and Princess and the Snowbird. 
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.  Sequel: Twice Upon a Marigold.
Orphaned Lucinda stands with courage against the man who took everything from her, aided by a thief, a clever goat, and a mysterious woman called the Witch of Amaranth, while the prince she knew as a child prepares to marry, unaware that he, too, is in danger.
DRAGON’S KEEP by Janet Lee Carey
In 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, 14-year-old Princess Rosalind, who will be the 21st Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, hides from her people the dragon's claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother's dark secrets.
For sixteen years, Nalia has been raised as the princess of Thorvaldor, but one day she learns that her real name is Sinda and that she is part of a complicated plot that would change the future of her country forever.


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