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Fierce Fairytales: Poems & Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill

Fierce Fairytales: Poems & Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women.  Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon …

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Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in …

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House of Falling Embers by Krystal Jane Ruin

House of Falling Embers by Krystal Jane Ruin Once upon a time there was a witch. She was a kind witch, but that didn’t matter. The people were afraid, and fear often turns to hatred. When Artemis was thirteen, her best friend Aris was swallowed by the crumbling house they found in the woods. Like a coward, she abandoned him to the horror within. She moved away. She tried to forget. But when she finds …

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How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen Fantasy icon Jane Yolen (The Devil’s Arithmetic, Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) is adored by generations of readers of all ages. Now she triumphantly returns with this inspired gathering of fractured fairy tales and legends. Yolen breaks open the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the villainous wolf adjusting poorly to retirement. …

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The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

The Woodcutter by Kate Danley Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the …

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The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time—read the Beast’s side of the story at long last. I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast. The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time. My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of …

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Freyja’s Daughter by Rachel Pudelek (Wild Women #1)

Freyja’s Daughter by Rachel Pudelek (Wild Women #1) Meet Faline. Bounty-Hunter. Huldra. Wild Woman. Well behaved women seldom make history, but they still end up as the monsters of folklore.  Faline Frey is a bounty-hunter, more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers to take down a suspect. No sense in catching the unwanted attention of her local Hunter authority, a group of holy soldiers born to police the supernatural …

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Fate of Elements by M. Stratton (Skeleton Key)

Fate of Elements by M. Stratton Raina Owens, who’d been taught from a young age that she could never be too careful, lived vicariously through the characters in her books. She never expected the letter informing her of a mysterious uncle she never knew, whose untimely death left her the only remaining heir to his estate. What she thought was a leap of faith into her first, real life adventure was only the beginning. Her …

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Immortal Bride: A Paranormal Dragon Fantasy by Emmi Rue

Immortal Bride: A Paranormal Dragon Fantasy by Emmi Rue I’m Terah Lee, vlogger, professional gamer, and apparently, a dragon shifter promised to the crown prince of a secret society. This was supposed to be the story that would catapult my vlog to superstardom. I’d been investigating the strange events surrounding my father’s death for a year when I came face-to-face with dragons, shifters, and four smoking hot princes. What’s a girl to do when assassins …

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Norse Mythology by Charles River Editors & Andrew Scott

Norse Mythology by Charles River Editors & Andrew Scott The History of the Norse Pantheon and the Most Famous Myths Much of what is known of the Norse myths comes from the 10th century onwards. Until this time and, indeed, for centuries afterwards, Norse culture (particularly that of Iceland, where the myths were eventually transcribed) was an oral culture. In fact, in all Scandinavian countries well into the 13th century laws were memorized by officials …

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All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller

All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, told from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderella’s “evil” stepmother. We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do we? As rumors about the cruel upbringing of beautiful newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, who knows all too well about hardship, privately records the true …

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Beauty and the Beast by Sarah Winter

Beauty and the Beast by Sarah Winter As a child, Prince Leopold Villeneuve unleashed his aristocratic cruelty on an old woman by the bank of the River Chaud. On his eighteenth birthday, the old crone returns to find the same ignorant boy in the body of a beautiful young man. In a night shrouded in mystery, his parents King Alaric and Queen Adele died and Leopold himself disappeared. For years, villagers are frozen in fear …

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Cinderelevant: A Reverse Harem Fairytale Retelling by P. Mattern

Cinderelevant: A Reverse Harem Fairytale Retelling by P. Mattern A lonely and neglected peasant girl living in a small town will rise to unimaginable heights of feminine power. A TWISTED TALE OF BEAUTY, POWER AND FATE “You were nothing when you came here and if you don’t start paying attention you will be nothing when you leave here” One by one the Prince’s brothers will fall in love with her and challenge their brother’s right …

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Once Upon A Tear by Amy Sousa (The Land of Dreams #1)

Once Upon A Tear by Amy Sousa (The Land of Dreams #1) When Annabella is pulled into her storybook, she thinks it’s a dream come true. But it’s not long before her new reality reveals its darker side and she finds herself in the middle of a war, the stakes far greater than she could have imagined. When Annabella’s parents fall victim to a family curse, the only chance she has at saving them is …

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Beauty and the Beast Novelization (Disney) by Elizabeth Rudnick

Beauty and the Beast Novelization by Elizabeth Rudnick

Beauty and the Beast Novelization (Disney) by Elizabeth Rudnick Belle has dreamt of adventures like the ones she reads in her books, of traveling the world outside her small town. When Belle’s father is captured, she takes his place as a prisoner of a fearsome Beast. But life in the enchanted castle isn’t as terrible as Belle imagines, and she ultimately finds friendship and love. Enjoy this tale as old as time about adventure and …

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Stolen Enchantress by Amber Argyle (Forbidden Forest #1)

Stolen Enchantress by Amber Argyle (Forbidden Forest #1) Any girl who goes into the Forbidden Forest never comes out again. Except the one who did.  Larkin should have been watching her little sister, should have paid more attention to the trees looming over her family’s fields. Now Sela is gone. Knowing full well the danger of the forest and its beast, Larkin goes after her anyway. With her sister clutched in her arms, she manages …

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #2)

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #2) The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingalecontinues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege. Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign …

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #1) At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to …

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The Winter Queen by Katie M. John

The Winter Queen by Katie M. John When close friends May and Tom take a walk through the snow covered woods, May has no idea how truly magical, and dangerous, things are about to get. When she wakes up badly injured in lavish but unfamiliar surroundings, she begins to understand that nothing is once what it was – and sometimes, as beautiful as the snow can be, it can be cruel. Finding herself trapped in …

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. …

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Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1) Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been …

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love. What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to give up to create great art? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for …

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The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton

The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton The Arabian Nights is your magic carpet ride to exotic lands full of wonders and marvels. First collected nearly a thousand years ago, these folktales are presented as stories that crafty Scheherazade tells her husband, King Shahryar, over a thousand-and-one consecutive nights, to pique his interest for the next evening’s entertainment and thereby save her life. Among them are some of the best-known legends of eastern storytelling, including …

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Dragon’s Treasure by Maya Starling

Dragon's Treasure by Maya Starling

Dragon’s Treasure (Dragons Awaken, #1) by Maya Starling “She was the girl who longed for the freedom of the dragon, and he was the dragon who longed to be a man.” A heroine reclaiming her fate. A dragon with a secret. A prince on a quest. Olivia flees to the forest seeking freedom from her family’s demands. She finds refuge in a cave, only to discover it is a dragon’s lair. The dragon, Kaden, is not …

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Winterspell Series by Claire Legrand

Winterspell Series by Claire Legrand The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince…but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums. New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer. Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes. Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara …

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Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy. Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real. But all is …

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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of. But Nevermore is not what it …

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Once Upon a Happy Ending: An Anthology of Reimagined Fairy Tales by Casey Lane

Once Upon a Happy Ending: An Anthology of Reimagined Fairy Tales by Casey Lane

Once Upon a Happy Ending: An Anthology of Reimagined Fairy Tales by Casey Lane (and Others) 15 fairy tale classics reborn. 15 endings you’ll have to read to believe! What if Beauty was the beast? What if Little Red Riding Hood was a sacrifice? The stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty have been told countless times over, but never quite like this… Once Upon a Happy Ending features your favorite tales retold by 16 …

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Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn

Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn

Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn  (and Others) Seventeen magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will entice you to the darker side of faerie tales. More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you’ll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, Alice in Wonderland, and Red Riding Hood, plus new tales paying homage to the old …

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The Airel Saga by Aaron M. Patterson & Chris White

The Airel Saga by Aaron M. Patterson & Chris White All Airel wanted was to be normal… She seems like an average 17-year-old in the anonymous little city of Boise, Idaho: Airel. But those untroubled days are soon to end, and the change she undergoes will be so radical she will wonder if it wasn’t all an illusion to begin with. It all begins when she meets gorgeous, unearthly Michael. But with the passion of …

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Kingdom Series by Marie Hall

Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom, #1) Alice is all grown up. Running the Mad Hatter’s Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe is a delicious job, until fate — and a fairy godmother with a weakness for bad boys — throws her a curveball. Now, Alice is the newest resident of Wonderland, where the Mad Hatter fuels her fantasies and thrills her body with his dark touch. The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for …

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