Looking for some new fairytale retellings? I got your back! I thought it was time again to showcase some of the upcoming fairy tales that caught my eyes. Like we all know by now, this is still one of my favorite genres and it makes me excited to see how much books I’ll be able to read in the future! There are so many more titles I want to highlight, so I think I need to make a part two. Clicking on the covers will take you to Goodreads. The other books don’t have covers yet, so I included their blurb.
Sarah Cross – Tears you apart.
Pitched as a modern Snow White reimagining, in which a teen with a murderous stepmother is trapped in a dangerous game of love, jealously, and hate with her best friend and lover, who is destined to decide if she lives or dies...until a mysterious prince from a strange Underworld offers her an escape.
Olivia Snowe & Michelle Lamoreaux – Beauty and the basement.
A young man confined to his basement, a broken-down car, and surveillance video footage aren't normal elements in a fairy tale. But in this 21st-century retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Carlo Mostro must challenge himself to go beyond his comfort zone . . . the basement. Will he let Belle help him?
From the same authors – Hansen and Gracie.
A witch, an evil orphanage caretaker, and an enchanted house. But in this contemporary retelling of the classic tale Hansel and Gretel, twins Hansen and Gracie are not like other children. They have a connection that no one else can understand. But will it be enough to save them from the evil they encounter?
Ann Hunter – The rose in the briar.
The Age of the Quest has died away, and now men fight over land and politics. During a war, King Stefan receives news that his beloved wife has born him a child, sending only a rose with the news. Stefan eagerly returns home to find that it is a girl and instantly resents her. His wife passes away, and the young princess grows in the care of her nursemaids. But all is not right. The girl has violent nightmares and visions of what is to come when she weaves at her spinning wheel. She fortells that her father will be succeeded by a son. Outraged by the claim, seeing he has no son, King Stefan demands the destruction of all spinning wheels in the kingdom and orders the Princess's eyes to be gouged out with a firery poker, and locks her away in a tower forever. Prince Maghnus tires of his simple life and his overbearing father's wishes for his succession. He sets off on his own and comes into the care of King Stefan the Black. King Stefan treats him like a son, until Maghnus discovers the crime Stefan has committed against his own blood. In mortal danger, Prince Maghnus flees, but is overtaken and badly wounded. He wakes in the cottage of three elderly women who nurse him back to health and guide him to a mysterious tower in the forest. Maghnus discovers a prisoner inside, a beautiful, blindfolded young woman who cannot see, yet foresees all. She is nothing like the damsel in distress that Maghnus expected.
Sarah Prineas – Ash & Bramble.
About a heroine who fights to explode the myth of the "happily ever after" fairy tale ending enforced by the sinister Godmother and forge her own path.
Marissa Meyer – Heartless.
A prequel to “Alice in Wonderland,” HEARTLESS will tell the tale of how a marquis’ teenage daughter became the infamous Queen of Hearts. It will be a story of whimsy and madness, passion and tragedy, ravens and writing desks. And of course Winter: This book will feature Cinder and Snow White and will take place on the moon.
Tiffany Schmidt – Hold me like a breath.
The romantic thriller, loosely based on "The Princess and the Pea," takes place in a United States much like our own, but one in which the major crime families are in the organ replacement business.
Penelope Landlow, the only daughter of The Landlow Family, has grown up with all the suffocating privilege and protection her Family can provide, but they can't protect her from the autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise so easily. All she's ever wanted is freedom and independence, but she's about to get caught in the crossfire as rival families scramble for prominence and learn that her wishes come at a cost.
Rhiannon Thomas – A wicked thing.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she, and the kingdom, should be living happily ever after. But her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. With rebellion stirring in the backstreets of the city and court intrigue ruling the castle, everyone expects Aurora’s goodness and pending nuptials to save them, or else revolution will tear this fragile world apart. As her wedding day draws near, Aurora must discover what happened while she slept and make the ultimate decision on how to save her inherited kingdom: marry the prince or run.
Anna Sheehan – No life but this.
Imagine the world if you had slept for a hundred years. Now meet Rose: the dream is over, it's time to wake up... Rose slept for a hundred years and when she awoke the world as she knew it had vanished, utterly. She has gone from being a cherished only child to being the sole heir to a vast, interstellar empire. From being alone to being surrounded by friends; from being protected against everything - whether she wanted to be or not - to having others depend upon her. In the superb stand-alone novel A LONG, LONG SLEEP we saw her survive assassination attempts and heartbreak alike. Now, in the stand-alone sequel, Rose must take control of her future for the sake of her friends - and find a way to protect them without unwittingly caging them in love..
Heather Dixon – Illusionarium.
A steampunk adventure set in a world of aerial cities.
Sarah McGuire – Valiant.
Valiant is a reimagining of the Brothers Grimm's The Brave Little Tailor. In the tale, Saville may have to reveal her secret – and her bravery – when she becomes embroiled in dangerous city politics, and must face an approaching army of giants.
John Claude Bemis – The alchemist’s son.
The first in a middle-grade series that reimagines the Pinocchio story. In the story, magic from a restricted foreign land brings the automaton to life through his relationship with the powerful alchemist Geppetto.
Carina King – Trail of shadows and blood.
Set in the futuristic world of Rapture, where fairy tales have always existed and are at war with humans. When Fyra Grimm is attacked in her home by a dragon, she discovers a frightening ability within her that can create, but also destroy. Exiled from the Human compound, Fyra is sent into the unforgiving landscape that is the Dark Seas. Fyra is then kidnapped by brothers Echo the Wolf and Fuse the Huntsman, and brought to the Snow Queen, who believes she is the key to raging war on Humans and Fairy Tale creatures alike. As Fyra is thrown deeper into a world she does not understand, anger and fear will unleash a power so dark and destructive that Rapture will fall to its knees.
Sarah J. Maas – Mortal.
For Feyre, the downfall of her merchant-class family into poverty wasn’t easy, but after five years, she’s starting to get the hang of things. Hunt, and her family lives; fail to catch anything, and they starve. It doesn’t help that her two older sisters are lazy and ungrateful, or that her father hasn’t bothered to recover from his misfortune, but Feyre is managing. All that changes when a ferocious beast barges into their cottage, demanding that Feyre come live with him as payment for plucking an ordinary forest rose. Dragged off into the night, the beast brings her to a beautiful manor located in Faerie, the mysterious and deadly lands bordering the mortal world. There, he sheds his animal skin, and reveals himself to be Tamlin, a young, handsome Faerie Lord. But the estate is overshadowed by a curse: each of its inhabitants wears a mask permanently attached to their face, and Tamlin is no exception. Despite her initial desire to loathe Tamlin and his world, Feyre soon finds herself attracted to the Faerie Lord by more than her curiosity. Just when Feyre accepts the depth of her feelings for Tamlin, they’re torn apart by forces so dark that there’s little hope of standing against them. But Feyre has endured hardship before, and she refuses to accept that her happiness could be forever stolen from her. Resolving to save her beloved and discover a way to break his curse, Feyre sets out into Faerie, where unknown challenges and dangers await, and where her love and strength will be tested in ways she never imagined.
Cat Hellisen – Beastkeeper.
Noa Wheeler at Henry Holt has bought Beastkeeper, a middle-grade novel by Cat Hellisen. It's a reimagining of Beauty and the Beast and what might have happened if they didn't actually live happily ever after, set two generations later when a girl discovers that the curse is hereditary.
Stephanie Oakes – Minnow.
When seventeen-year-old Minnow stumbles out of the woods one winter morning, she is haunted and handless and covered in someone else’s blood. She has just escaped the strict religious commune run by a cruel man named the Prophet. In exchange for freedom, she leaves behind her family, her home, and Jude--an outsider boy who changed everything. But the real world isn't the sanctuary Minnow imagined. Soon, she gets arrested and placed in juvenile detention. Now, Minnow is being questioned by an FBI psychiatrist about the night she escaped, the same night the Prophet was burned to death in his own home—a murder Minnow may be responsible for. A modern retelling of the Grimm fairy tale, "The Handless Maiden," in which the Devil orders a girl's hands cut off, Minnow is the story of a girl growing out of the wreckage of corrupted faith
I’m especially thrilled about The beast within, Alias Hook, Heartless, Princess of Thorns, A wicked thing, No life but this, Illusionarium, Stitching snow, Mortal and Winterspell. In conclusion, practically all of them, haha. I wasn’t a huge fan of Sarah Crossan’s first book Kill me softly, but I like the promise of this one. I liked Melanie Dickerson The fairest beauty, but wasn’t blown away by The captive maiden (review will come soon). I’m interested to see what I think about this one. The cover is again very pretty. Marissa Meyer & Sarah J. Maas are two of my favorite authors, so yeay! Gimme gimme. Stacey Jay’s Of beast and beauty was good. Anna Sheehan’s first book A long, long sleep became one of my favorites. I want to re-read it before this stand-alone sequel, haha. Heather Dixon had a fantastic retelling with Entwined, still my favorite retelling from that particular fairytale. Stitching snow had a cool cover and I’ve never read a Pinocchio retelling before, so I’m curious about The alchemist’s son. The cover from Winterspell is gorgeous.