What are the best fairytale books?

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    #1Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely)

    Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely)

    Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr is a young adult fiction and ubran fantasy novel first published in 2008. This book is a companion novel to Marr's Wicked Lovely novel. It is followed by Fragile Eternity.

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    Willie Rios
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is part of series and is a great read indeed. The main character gets involved with fairies. A lot of drama unfolds as the plot evolves. This will certainly keep you entertained."
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    #2The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King, the first book in Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series, is about Meghan, a normal girl who discovered she was the daughter of a faery king that is in the middle of a deadly magical war in the faery world.

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    Billy Ross
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "The Iron King was mediocre all the way through. It will do if you have nothing else to read, but I found it kind of hard to get through."
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    #3Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)

    Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)

    Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker) by Jenna Black is a fantasy fiction novel first published on May 25, 2012. This is the first book in Black's Faeriewalker series. Glimmerglass is followed by Shadowspell.

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    Gloria Nichols
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is definitely a fantasy novel, the first in the series, however I wouldn't call it a "fairytale." Indeed, it is about faeries, but not the classic tales that one might look for under this heading. It would be better listed in teen fantasy novels."
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    #4The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)

    The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)

    The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa is fantasy romance fiction novel that was originally published in January, 2011. This book tells the story of Meghan Chase. It is nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards and Best Debut Goodreads Author.

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    #5The Iron Daughter

    The Iron Daughter

    The Iron Daughter is the second book in The Iron Fey series written by the New York Times Bestselling author Julie Kagawa. This young adult fantasy romance novel was originally published in 2010.

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    Danielle Hawkins
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Interesting book for this topic. It is a decent amount of pages. The reviews are almost all positive."
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    #6Cinderella

    Cinderella

    Cinderella is a book about an orphan girl that is mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters. She serves as a maid to them but when the Prince invited all the girls to a ball, her fate is about to change. 

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    Denise Castillo
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "My favorite thing about this book are the illustrations, they are beautiful and playful. The drawings really bring the story to life. "
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    #7The Persian Cinderella

    The Persian Cinderella

    The Persian Cinderella is Shirley Climo's novel about Settareh, a young mage who was able to bewitch a prince's heart at the expense of her two jealous stepsisters. This tale combines the famous children's tale with Persian folklore.

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    Kyle Sullivan
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "The Persian Cinderella is one of the best fairytale books that is kind of unknown and will capture your and your child hearts when you read this masterpiece."
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    #8Thumbelina

    Thumbelina

    Thumbelina is a book about a girl that is as big as a thumb. She worries about how she will find true love with her size, but he met a fairy price and she became happy. Things are only getting better when she was kidnapped and that started her journey of escape. 

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    Kyle Ellis
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a amazing book that any child will love. The story centers around Thumbelina, who is a girl the size of your thumb, and her desire to find true love even though she is so small. It is a very touching story that will truly melt your heart. I can really see it in my daughters face every time we read it, all of her emotions. This is a truly great children's book."
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    #9Little Red Riding-Hood

    Little Red Riding-Hood

    Little Red Riding-Hood is a book about a girl who will visit her sick grandmother to bring her some cakes. On her way to her granny's house she will have an encounter with a wolf who wants to eat her. 

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    Jeremy Carlson
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Beautiful Pictures, classic story, the end is a bit gruesome when the hunter skins the wolf we tend to skip that page with my 4 year old girl."
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    #10Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.

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    Phillip Sanchez
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "This is not the first type of story I think of when I think of a fairy tale, but it's for that reason that I like it. It's out of the ordinary and surprising. "
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    #11The Mud Fairy

    The Mud Fairy

    The Mud Fairy is a Fantasy and Children's Fiction Book written by Amy Young. It was published March 2, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. It follows the story of a tomboyish fairy. 

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    Stephanie Watson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    " predictable book about how your differences can be okay, though in this case the specific difference is that this fairy is a tomgirl and not girly enough. I'd like to think that was already pretty well accepted, but maybe not."
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    #12Good Night, Fairies

    Good Night, Fairies
    Good Night, Fairies is a Children's Picture book and Fiction novel written by Kathleen Hague, illustrated by Michael Hague. It was published March 1, 2002 by Chronicle Books.
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    Joyce Hill
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "You must get this book for the art alone. STUNNING. Seriously, you will not be able to stop looking at it. The lives of the fairies contained within are also lovely, but pick this one up for the art. You won't regret it."
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    #13Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

    Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

    Child of Faerie, Child of Earth is a Poetry, Fantasy, Children's Picture book and Fiction book written by Jane Yolen. It was published by Jane Yolen, illustrated Jane Dyer. It was published October 1, 1997.

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    Kimberly Williams
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is another great children book that was published in 1997. I always read this book to my child at night."
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    #14A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities is set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess.

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    Michael Kong
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I am always wanting to enrich myself. I also love different kinds of novels. A Tale of Two Cities was perfect for what I was looking for. I found that the book jumped into many different settings and the character development was top notch."
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    #15American Fairy Tales

    American Fairy Tales
    American Fairy Tales is a classic collection of 12 short fairytales written by L. Frank Baum which centers on a glass dog, the Queen of Quok, the girl who owned a bear, and many more. 
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    David Griffin
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A book of twelve fairy tales with unique twists from the author this is a very good children's book to have around. Even though a lot of the humor is also funny to adults the book is definitely a kids book. Give it a read you wont be regret it."
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    #16The Faerie Ring

    The Faerie Ring
    The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton is a young adult fantasy fiction novel that was originally published in September 2011. This is the first book in Hamilton's The Faerie Ring series. It is followed by The Torn Wing book published in 2012.
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    Tiffany Newman
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Fairytales are old and ingrained into our culture. The Faerie ring tackles stories about the fey in an interesting new light."
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    #17A Drunks Tale from a Living Hell to Freedom

    A Drunks Tale from a Living Hell to Freedom
    A Drunks Tale from a Living Hell to Freedom is a book by Frank K that tells the story of alcoholics. This book is for someone who has a loved one who is alcoholic. This book is made for us to understand them. 
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    Kimberly Hoffman
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This solution absolutely fails to fulfill the topic provided. They are looking for fairytale books and the solution leads to alcoholism? I dont think children are at that age where they should start learning about how charlie hit rock bottom by smashing candy machines for quarters just so he can buy generic store brand vodka and spend the night behind a dumpster with raccoons."
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    #18Sleeping 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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    Willie Cox
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Interesting lesbian romance fairytale! Written by JoSelle Vanderhooft, this collection has some great stories that are full of good lessons. It is just not for young people!"
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    #19A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales)

    A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales)

    A Kiss at Midnight is a historical romance fiction and the first book in Fairy Tales series written by Eloisa James. It is first published in 2010 by Avon. 

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    Austin Alvarez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I found this very useful as it was exactly what i was looking for! The story of a kiss at midnight is a perfect example of a fairy tale book. The only thing is i wish that there was a list to make this even better for me."
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    #20A Tale Dark and Grimm

    A Tale Dark and Grimm
    A Tale Dark and Grimm is an amazing book written by Adam Gidtwitz that tells the story of Hansel and Gretel but in a different way. This magical tale is the first book of the extraordinary collection that bears the same name.


     

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    Sue Yu
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a fun twist on traditional fairy tales. Kids often like variations of fairy tales and this is the first of a series of that nature. "
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    #21The Hidden Folk

    The Hidden Folk
    The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings is a Fantasy Folklore and Children's Fairy tale book written by Lise Lunge, illustrated by Beth Krommes.
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    Dylan Bryant
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Put bluntly; lord of the rings did it better. Hell even garbage tier fantasy like Narnia the lion the witch and the wardrobe is a better read(even with all the hamfisted Christianity themes). It's not exactly terrible per say, but it lacks any sort of feeling of awe or adventure."
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    #22A Worm's Tale

    A Worm's Tale

    A Worm's Tale is a children's picture book written by Barbro Lindgren and illustration made by Cecilia Torudd, which a story of Arthur who accidentally steps on a worm in the park which become his new and special friend. 

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    #23Gretel: A Fairytale Retold

    Gretel: A Fairytale Retold

    Gretel: A Fairytale Retold is a lesbian romantic and adventurous novel for young adults written by Niamh Murphy and was self-published in July 2013. It is a retelling of the classic Hansel and Gretel story with a lesbian twist.

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    Philip Weber
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I have always been a true believer in the power of fairytale stories as a way to do more than we can experience in our reality. As a result, I always want to read books that use fairytales in their different literary genres. With Gretel: A Fairytale Retold, I fell in love with the lesbian romantic relationship based on the Hansel and Gretel story, and I'm now a more understanding person for it. "
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    #24Fairest

    Fairest

    Fairest is a young adult romantic fantasy fiction novel written by Gail Carson Levine. This Snow White retelling tells the story of Aza who has a kind heart who attracts the heart of a prince.

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    Elena Solano
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Amazon is a great market place for finding and ordering books at a reasonable price. This is a wonderful book about accepting yourself and allowing yourself to be loved."
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    #25At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror

    At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror

    At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft is a complete short novel unlike any other. Three additional strange tales are also included in this macabre collection of the strange and the weird.

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    Richard Hicks
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Was looking for a good fairytale book and this unfortunately did not fit the bill. This was a lot darker than I had hoped for and more supernatural fiction than any fairytales. It is a good book but does not satisfy my need for a unique fairytale book."
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    #26A Fairy Went a-Marketing

    A Fairy Went a-Marketing
    A Fairy Went a-Marketing is a Poetry, Fantasy, Children's Picture Book and Fairy tale book written by Rose Fyleman. It was published September 1, 1992 by Puffin Books.
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    Debra Lewis
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A great fairytale book is A Fairy Went a-Marketing. It is appropriate for young children who are amazed at the wonder of fairies. The imagination in this tale will encourage your child to want to read this book over and over again."
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    #27The Annotated Brothers Grimm

    The Annotated Brothers Grimm

    The Annotated Brothers Grimm is a collection of stories written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. This classic fairy tale book is first published in 2004 by W. W. Norton Company. 

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    Héctor Espinoza
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Annotated Brothers Grimm is one of the best fairytale books and is a classic which was published in 2004."
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    #28The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

    The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies
    The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies is a Poetry, Art, Fantasy and Children's Fairy tale Picture book written by Cicely Mary Barker. It was published October 14, 2002 by Warne.
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    Jesse Perkins
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "THis is just one those books that really hits to spot and tugs on the ol heartstrings. This is great for kids and adults alike. CHarming, engaging tales with nice illustrations. The book is really present in a beautiful way. This really hit a homerun for me."
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    #29Five Glass Slippers

    Five Glass Slippers

    Five Glass Slippers is a fantasy romance fiction novel written by Elisabeth Brown. This young adult novel is first published in 2014 by Rooglewood Press. 

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    Jorge Rivera
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Five Glass Slippers is an enchanting tale of romance and drama. Based on Cinderella, this tale is entertaining and heartwarming. On the other hand, I thought the characters lacked depth, and the story was a bit bland and lacking in originality. Overall I was entertained, but I wouldn't read it again."
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    #30Someone Else's Fairytale

    Someone Else's Fairytale

    Someone Else's Fairytale is the first book in E.M. Tippets romantic series of the same title. IT was released in January 2012. It is about a Hollywood actor falling in love with a woman who isn't interested in him.

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    Bruce Bowman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "As a kid I one of my fondest childhood memories was reading Peter Pan when it was first published. Oh how I loved that book. I gotta say, this fairytale apple has fallen far from the tree of fairy tales that was from my day. this book is way too hip for this geriatric."

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Best What are the best fairytale books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely)Books 47 Paid
2The Iron King (The Iron Fey)Books 44 Paid
3Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)Books 40 Paid
4The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)Books 11 Paid
5The Iron DaughterBooks 10 Paid
6CinderellaBooks 9 Paid
7The Persian CinderellaBooks 8 Paid
8ThumbelinaBooks 4 Paid
9Little Red Riding-HoodBooks 4 Paid
10Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 1 Paid
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