Location

Author

Title

Year

YA BAR

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren

Crazy Beautiful

2009

crazyb

In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn't outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.
Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don't scare her. They don't keep her away. In fact, they don't make any difference at all to her.
But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering.

[Beauty and the Beast]

YA BED

Beddor, Frank

The Looking Glass Wars  

2006

Alyss, born in Wonderland, is destined to be a warrior queen. After a bloody coup topples the Heart regime, Alyss is exiled to another world entirely, where she is adopted into the Liddell family, renamed Alice and befriended by Lewis Carroll. At age 20 she returns to Wonderland to regain her sceptre, battle Redd and lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination.

[Alice in Wonderland]

YA DOK

Dokey, Cameron

Beauty Sleep

2002

Overjoyed to be parents, the king and queen forget to invite one of the aunts to the baby's christening. Angered by their thoughtlessness, she curses the child to a certain death-by-pricking at age 16. So begins the tale of Aurore, a beautiful, strong-willed, ill-fated princess. [Sleeping Beauty]

YA DOK

Dokey, Cameron

Golden

2006

Before Rapunzel's birth, her mother made a dangerous deal with the sorceress Melisande: If she could not love newborn Rapunzel just as she appeared, she would surrender the child to Melisande. When Rapunzel was born completely bald and without hope of ever growing hair, her horrified mother sent her away with the sorceress to an uncertain future.

[Rapunzel]

YA FLI

Flinn, Alex

Beastly

2007

Privileged, popular, and proud, high school student Kyle Kingsbury knows he can get away with virtually anything because of his good looks and his father's money.  But Kyle goes too far when he sets out to humiliate a mysterious and unpopular girl at the school dance.  The girl turns out to be a witch who casts a spell on Kyle, turning him into a beast who is now as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside. The only way for Kyle to break the curse is to fall in love with someone who will look past his appearance and love him in return. [Beauty and the Beast]

YA GEO

George, Jessica Day

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

2008

Blessed—or cursed—with an ability to understand animals, the Lass has always been an oddball. And when an polar bear seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn't hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servants.

[Beauty and the Beast]

YA GEO

George, Jessica Day

Princess of the Midnight Ball

2009

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls.

[The Twelve Dancing Princesses]

YA HAD

Haddix, Margaret Peterson

Just Ella

1999

Like every commoner in the land, Ella dreams of going to the ball and marrying Prince Charming. But after she is chosen to marry the prince, life with the royal family is not the "happily ever after" that Ella imagined. Pitiless and cold, the royals try to mold her into their vision of a princess. Ella's life becomes a meaningless schedule of protocol, which she fears she will never grasp. And Prince Charming's beautiful face hides a vacant soul.

Even as her life turns to misery, the stories persist that Ella's fairy godmother sent her to the ball: How else could the poor girl wear a beautiful gown, arrive in a coach, and dance in those glass slippers? But there is no fairy godmother to help Ella escape the deadening life of the castle. Can she do it on her own?

[Cinderella]

 

YA HAL

Hale, Shannon

Book of a Thousand Days

2007

When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meager store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realizes they must either escape or slowly starve.

[The Book of a Thousand Days; Grimm’s Fairy Tales]

YA HAL

Hale, Shannon

The Goose Girl

2003

Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kilindree, spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt's incredible stories, and learning the language of the birds. Little knowing how valuable her aunt's strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older.

[The Goose Girl; Grimm’s Fairy Tales]

YA LEV

Levine, Gail Carson

Fairest

2006

Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be pretty . . .

Aza's singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can "throw" her voice so it seems to come from anywhere. But singing is only one of the two qualities prized in the Kingdom of Ayortha. Aza doesn't possess the other: beauty.

[Snow White]

 

YA LO

Lo, Malinda

Ash

2009

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she begins to believe that her wish may be granted.

[Cinderella]

YA MCK

McKinley, Robin

Beauty

1978

When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise - to send one daughter to the Beast's castle, with no guarantee that she will be seen again. Beauty accepts the challenge, and there begins an extraordinary story of magic and love that overcomes all boundaries.

[Beauty and the Beast]

YA MCK

McKinley, Robin

Rose Daughter

1997

"It is the heart of this place, and it is dying," says the Beast. And it is true; the center of the Beast's palace, the glittering glasshouse that brings Beauty both comfort and delight in her strange new environment, is filled with leafless brown rosebushes. But deep within this enchanted world, new life, at once subtle and strong, is about to awaken.

[Beauty and the Beast]

YA MCK

McKinley, Robin

Spindle’s End

2000

The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity.

[Sleeping Beauty]

YA NAP

Napoli, Donna Jo

Beast

2000

Orasmyn is the prince of Persia and heir to the throne. His religion fills his heart and his mind, and he strives for the knowledge and leadership his father demonstrates. But on the day of the Feast of Sacrifices, Orasmyn makes a foolish choice that results in a fairy's wretched punishment: he is turned into a beast, a curse to be undone only by the love of a woman.

[Beauty and the Beast]

YA NAP

Napoli, Donna Jo

Bound

2004

Xing Xing is left to the mercy of her stepmother after the death of her father. Focusing on a good marriage for her own big-footed daughter, the woman binds the poor girl's feet even though she is past the usual age for this painful procedure. Xing Xing's only pleasure is her daily contact with a beautiful white carp in the pond where she draws water. To her, the fish seems to be the spirit of her mother helping her endure her difficult life.

[Chinese Cinderella]

YA NAP

Napoli, Donna Jo

The Magic Circle

1993

After learning sorcery to become a healer, a good-hearted woman is turned into a witch by evil spirits and fights their power until her encounter with Hansel and Gretel years later.

[Hansel and Gretel]

YA NAP

Napoli, Donna Jo

Spinners

1999

The tale of a young tailor who cripples himself while spinning gold thread on a magic wheel to win his beloved's hand. Spurned for his ugliness, he watches her marry the miller and die giving birth to the child he knows is his own.

[Rumplestiltskin]

YA NAP

Napoli, Donna Jo

Zel

1996

After having lived a perfect life with her daughter in the quiet mountains for so many years, Zel's mother is worried about Zel's new interest in the handsome young prince she has met and devises a plan to keep Zel from ever leaving her.

[Rapunzel]

YA PAL

Palmer, Robin

Wicked Jealous: A Love Story

2012

Simone never saw herself as the "cute girl"--she was always the chunky smart mouth. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-step-monster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style. And people keep acting oddly. One thing: her step-monster seems to be trying to accidentally kill her, or at least fatten her back up. And so when Simone's brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance for some normalcy. Only living with seven very different college boys isn't exactly going to help her land her very own happily ever after…

[Snow White]

YA PRA

Pratchett, Sir Terry

Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

2001

Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has come up with the perfect scam. Inspired by the Pied Piper tale, cat and kid lead a band of rats from town to town to fake invasions of vermin. The rewards to get the rats out of town are plentiful. It works perfectly - until their little con game is sussed.

[The Pied Piper of Hamlin]

YA WEY

Weyn, Suzanne

The Crimson Thread

2008

The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold."

[Rumplestiltskin]

YA WEY

Weyn, Suzanne

Water Song

2006

Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life. Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect. She and her mother travel from their home in Britain to the family estate in Belgium, never imagining that the war could reach them there. But it does.
Soon Emma finds herself stranded in a war-torn country, utterly alone. Enemy troops fight to take over her estate, leaving her with no way to reach her family, and no way out.

[The Frog Prince]

YA YOL

Yolen, Jane

Pay the Piper

2009

Not much happens in 14-year-old Callie McCallan's sleepy town. So when the famous band Brass Rat schedules a concert in the Valley, it's big news. As a reporter for her school paper, Callie scores a backstage pass to interview lead singer Peter Gringras. When Peter plays his flute, it's like he has some kind of hypnotic power. But there's something strange about the band that Callie can't quite put her finger on. Then Callie's little brother and all the other children disappear - and Callie thinks she knows why.

[The Pied Piper of Hamlin]

YA YOL

Yolen, Jane

Troll Bridge

2006

Musically gifted Moira, one of 12 "princesses" whose likenesses are sculpted in butter as part of the festivities for the Vanderby State Fair, arrives at a photo shoot just in time to see the other 11 being carried away by a giant troll, Aenmarr. Grabbing the troll's shirttail, Moira is swept off a bridge into Trollholm, where the giant proceeds to prepare his captives to become wives for his three sons.

[The Three Billy Goats Gruff]

Last Updated: 12/14/2012