What are the best books with lesbian retellings?

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    #1Ash

    Ash

    Ash is a fictional young adult novel written by Malinda Lo. This fictional young adult novel was published on September 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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    Victoria Wade
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is very much a fairy tale type of book but of course with a twist. I would say this is more for older teens and young adults."
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    #2The Sleeper and the Spindle

    The Sleeper and the Spindle

    The Sleeper and the Spindle is a fictional young adult book written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell. This fictional young adult book was published on October 23, 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

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    Sandra Carter
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This was a good book for a fairy tail with a twist featuring a female protaganist, but had no overt lesbian themes. I would not recommend for anyone searching for a book with lesbian retellings."
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    #3The Dark Wife

    The Dark Wife

    The Dark Wife is a remake of the Persephone and Hades myth. Hades made Persephone go to the underworld to live with him, which she initially agreed to because he liked him, but once she got there she found things much more interesting than what Hades had to offer to her. 

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    Shirley Pierce
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I quite enjoyed this book. The storytelling was good, as well as the characters. It was a twist of the story of Persephone and Hades, which caught my attention because I am a fan of mythological stories. "
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    #4Gay Pride and Prejudice

    Gay Pride and Prejudice

    Gay Pride and Prejudice is a romantic gay novel for young adults written by Kate Christie. It was originally published in 2012. It is a retelling of the classic romantic feminist story "Pride and Prejudice" written by Jane Austen.

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    Bryan Bailey
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Most people have read Pride and Prejudice. This is the gay version. It is a great retelling. You won't know how it ends. "
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    #5The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold

    The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold

    The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold is a fictional young adult book written by Francesca Lia Block. This fictional young adult book published on August 7, 2001 by Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollinsPublishers.

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    Liu Ma
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold unfortunately doesn't include lesbian themes but have a deeper bestiality and fairy tale theme. "
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    #6The Raven and the Reindeer

    The Raven and the Reindeer

    The Raven and the Reindeer is a fictional young adult romance book written by T. Kingfisher. This fictional young adult romance book published on February 7, 2016 by Red Wombat Tea Co.

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    Nicolás Carrasco
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This tries to be an in-depth retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen story, but fails miserably. The lesbian romance felt forced in order to try to be 'progressive,' but it just fell flat. I wish I had read something else!"
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    #7Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales

    Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales

    Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales is a collection of lesbian fantasy romance and adventure stories written by JoSelle Vanderhooft. It was published in July 2006 and was a finalist for that year's Gaylactic Spectrum Award

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    Jennifer Anderson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "first encounter with this sort of change to classics, looks interesting"
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    #8The Witch Sea

    The Witch Sea

    The Witch Sea by Sarah Diemer is a paranormal romance and fiction novel originally published in 2012. This book tells the story of a witch named Meriel and her lifelong promise to protect a spell that holds captive a sea god.

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    Alice Alexander
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I really was looking for a book about lesbians as I am looking to learn to connect with them more. I feel like I want to understand what they experience on a deeper level and that a book of their experience could help me do this. However, I can't really tell from this suggestion if this book is even about lesbians. I see that it features a witch, but there is no other information about it! Not very useful!"
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    #9The Seafarer's Kiss

    The Seafarer's Kiss
    The Seafarer's Kiss is a romantic fantasy novel for young adults written by Julia Ember. The Seafarer's Kiss was published on May 4, 2017 by Duet Books. It is the first book in the series of the same name.
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    Albert Silva
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book is a romantic fantasy that takes you to the underworld with a mermaid. The fantasy is well played as is the characters and story. It is engrossing to read and well written."
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    #10Beauty Queens

    Beauty Queens
    Beauty Queens is a young adult novel written by Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, first published in 2011 by Scholastic Press. It tells the story of thirteen beauty pageant contestants whose plane crash-landed on a desert island.
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    Maria Williamson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I really like this book. It was a lot better than I expected. Beauty queens who turn badass. Lots of humor and snarkiness, which helped it not be a cliche'. It makes fun of the beauty culture, which I liked. It has interesting plot twists and is makes for a good summer read. I will read more from this author Libba Bray."

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Best What are the best books with lesbian retellings
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AshBooks 24 Paid
2The Sleeper and the SpindleBooks 21 Paid
3The Dark WifeBooks 20 Paid
4Gay Pride and PrejudiceBooks 17 Paid
5The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales RetoldBooks 17 Paid
6The Raven and the ReindeerBooks 16 Paid
7Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian FairytalesBooks 13 Paid
8The Witch SeaBooks 9 Paid
9The Seafarer's KissBooks 8 Paid
10Beauty QueensBooks 3 Paid
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