Weekly Book List: Week 9 (Based on a Fairy Tale)

wrathThe Wrath & the Dawn / Renee Ahdieh (Arabian Nights)

In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace. (TEEN FIC AHDIEH)


enchantmentEnchantment / Orson Scott Card (Sleeping Beauty)

Follows one man from ninth-century Russia to present-day America as he struggles to rescue a princess and her kingdom, find true love, and overcome the blackest of evil. (FIC CARD)


lostThe Book of Lost Things / John Connolly (Brother’s Grimm)

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. (FIC CONNOLLY)


sleeperThe Sleeper and the Spindle / Neil Gaiman (Snow White / Sleeping Beauty)

A brave young queen and her dwarf companions set out to rescue an enchanted princess who is not quite what she seems. (TEEN FIC GAIMAN)


cruelCruel Beauty / Rosamund Hodge (Beauty and the Beast)

Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and trained all her life to kill him, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife. (TEEN FIC HODGE)


wickedWicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West / Gregory Maguire (The Wizard of Oz)

Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister’s death. (FIC MAGUIRE)

cinderCinder / Marissa Meyer (Cinderella)

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. (TEEN FIC MEYER)

boyBoy, Snow, Bird / Helen Oyeyemi (Snow White)

A reimagining of the Snow White story recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. (FIC OYEYEMI)


beuatyBeauty / Sheri S. Tepper (Sleeping Beauty)

Exploring a fundamental truth of being human, this recasting of the tale of Sleeping Beauty offers an allegorical look at the importance of saving the Earth and preserving beauty. (FIC TEPPER)


briarBriar Rose / Jane Yolen (Sleeping Beauty)

Rebecca Berlin, a young woman who has grown up hearing her grandmother Gemma tell an unusual and frightening version of the Sleeping Beauty legend, realizes when Gemma dies that the fairy tale offers one of the very few clues she has to her grandmother’s past. (TEEN FIC YOLEN)

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