You may think fairy-tales are just for children. But reading some of these books inspired by fairy-tales and designed for an older audience might make you change your mind!
|This take on the legendary Robin Hood mixes Medieval settings, Celtic mythology, and the realities of contemporary life.|
|This work of science fiction tells the tale of a young man on a quest for a fallen star.|
|Maguire, Gregory.||Mirror mirror|
This retelling of Snow White by the author of Wicked mixes fairy-tale and true history, with a lavish 16th century Italian setting, and a twist on the evil stepmother.
|Lanagan, Margo||Tender morsels|
|This retelling of Rose Red and Snow White is a story of violence, magic, and the painful process of facing the past.|
|Card, Orson Scott.||Enchantment|
This modern day retelling of Sleeping Beauty takes a Russian-American graduate student and throws him into the drama of a world from hundreds of years before.
|McKiernan, Dennis L.||Once upon a winter's night|
After magic steals away a mysterious prince, his bride sets out on a journey to find him in this retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
|Cast, P. C.||Goddess of the rose|
|This adult adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is full of luxury, passion, and true love.|
|Ivey, Eowyn.||The snow child|
|When Jack and Mabel create a child out of snow in 1920s Alaska, they never expect a little girl to appear in its place. But a fairy-tale ending is not easy to come by in the brutal Alaskan wilderness, and learning more about the mysterious snow child will transform everyone.|
|Marillier, Juliet.||Heart's blood|
In this retelling of Beauty and the Beast, a young scribe takes refuge in a cursed wood, fleeing her own demons and learning the truth of a mysteriously crumbled fortress and its chieftain along the way.
|McKinley, Robin.||Spindle's end|
This adaptation of Sleeping Beauty by a master of fairy-tale retellings follows a cursed princess from the time of her birth through her growth into a young woman with serious doubts about her role as a member of the royal family.
|Benjamin, Melanie.||Alice I have been|
|This historical fiction tells of the adult struggles of the real life Alice, the inspiration behind Lewis Carrol's famous stories of Wonderland.|
|Lackey, Mercedes.||The snow queen|
|This adult retelling of The Snow Queen story is book four of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series.|
|Willingham, Bill.||Legends in exile|
|These graphic novels follow many well-known (and not so well-known) fairy-tale characters as they try to exist in a modern world.|
Last updated: March 13, 2013