What are the best twisted fairy tale books?

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    #1Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella

    Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella

    Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella is a book written by Nicki Elson. It was published in 2013. It tells the story of Hans and Liesel who get into the wilderness that was once the zombies' site. True love will be challenged to Hans.

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    Ethan Howell
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella is a fantastic read. It captures the imaginary spirit. It will send you on a magical adventure."
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    #2Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.

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    Margaret Ross
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Better than the movie! I picked this one up as a beach read having seen the movie a few years ago and needed something light when this familiar title caught my eye. Great for a younger audience, and the young at heart."
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    #3Cinder (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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    Jane Howell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a different take on Cinderella. I found it very interesting and will read the rest of the series."
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    #4Cress

    Cress

    Cress, the last book in Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles, is about Cinder and Captain Thorne trying to stop Queen Levana from invading Earth with the help of Scarlet, Wolf, and Cress, who is yet to be freed from the queen's grasps.

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    Kenneth Stevens
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I bought this book as a gift for my wife and she loved it. She has read all of the other books and when I saw this was being released I had to get it for her. I haven't personally read it, but she said it was a fitting conclusion to the storyline. "
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    #5The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl is a young adult fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It tells the story of Princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee and her magical ability to speak to birds. It is the first book in the Books of Bayern series.

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    #6Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)

    Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)

    Beastly is a contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and The Beast. Kendra the witch teaches Kyle Kingsbury a lesson for his cruelty by transforming him into a beast. To break the spell, the girl he truly loves must love him in return.

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    Kenneth Miller
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Another version of Beauty and the Beast. Seems interesting. Could be more of an "adult version""
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    #7Happily Ever After

    Happily Ever After

    Happily Ever After is a short story written by Edward H. Carpenter. This book was published in 2011. It tells the story of the "evil queen" and why she is known as an antagonist.

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    Kathryn Gardner
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is an interesting book. Its ok. Its free so you might as well try it!"
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    #8Alice in Zombieland

    Alice in Zombieland

    Alice in Zombieland is the first book in the White Rabbit Chronicles series. This book by Gena Showalter tells the story of Alice Bell who must fight the undead to avenge her loved ones. 

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    Daniel Davidson
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Develops the characters well and has an interesting twist on a classic. Very much high school drama but very interesting read."
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    #9Rapunzel's Revenge

    Rapunzel's Revenge

    Rapunzel's Revenge is the first book in the Rapunzel's Revenge series by Shannon Hale. It is a sequential art on a retelling of the classic story of Rapunzel that every young girl loved. This book was published in 2008.

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    Tyler McDonald
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is definitely a nice read due to the mystery of the garden wall. Curiosity is a major human trait and was the reason why as she got older she wanted to know what was beyond it. I love how the book slowly draws you in and wanting more from it. "
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    #10The Book of Lost Things

    The Book of Lost Things
    The Book of Lost Things is a standalone novel written by John Connolly which is a story filled with deepest, darkest nightmares involving live, flesh-eating monsters and blood.
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    Frank Barnett
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Now this novel called The Book of Lost Things is truly the best twisted fairy tale I have ever read. This book isn't really for the faint of heart since most things doesn't have a happy ending. However, does have a lot of fairy tales I know since I was little lad that is like you never seen. It is quite fascinating one would say. Highly recommend if you enjoy dark themes."
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    #11Rose Daughter

    Rose Daughter
    Rose Daughter is a retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Beauty spends seven days with the Beast in his castle and manages to bring life back into the place. She falls in love with him and they live happily ever after. 
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    Johnny Davis
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book doesn't tie in with the beauty and the beast but it sounds like a good story about war time."
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    #12Sisters Red (Fairy Tale Retelling)

    Sisters Red (Fairy Tale Retelling)

    Sisters Red is the first book in the young adult fantasy series Fairytale Retellings written by Jackson Pearce which follows the story of sisters Scarlett March and Rosie March.

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    Sarah Carr
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book kind of falls into the guilty pleasure category. First off I have always loved this cover! YUM! For a fairy tale retelling it is great! I Love the Little Red Riding Hood(s) as Wolf hunters aspect! The back story and history are pretty much perfect."
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    #13Winter (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Winter (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Winter is the fourth novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This young adult fantasy novel by Marissa Meyer tells the story of Princess Winter as she tries to fight for a happily ever after.

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    Harry Lin
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Princess Winter lives an incredible life. Follow her adventures as she takes on the Lunar worlds problems."
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    #14My Name is Rapunzel

    My Name is Rapunzel

    My Name Is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton is a romance fiction on a retelling of the mystery behind Rapunzel's hair. This book was published in 2013 that is definitely crafted from fresh minds.

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    Bryan Davidson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This was a classic story twisted for today. The story was entertaining with lots of changes to the fairy tale and a surprise ending. Thoroughly enjoyed it."
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    #15Cloaked in Red

    Cloaked in Red

    Cloaked in Red is a standalone young adult fantasy novel written by Vivian Vande Velde which is the retelling of the famous story of the Little Red Riding Hood. 

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    Sharon Moreno
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Cloaked in Red retells the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" with a twist! Gauged towards young readers in grades 7-10, it's a great book to pique a teenager's interest in reading. "
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    #16Fairest

    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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    Larry Sims
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I recently bought this for my eldest daughter to read and she cannot stop gloating about it. One of the best books she said she has read and trust me she has read a lot. She also read the previous one and said this one was a tad bit better than the previous ones. The magic involved was second to none and she also gave it to my other daughter to read . Very delightful and interesting read nonetheless."
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    #17A Thief of Nightshade

    A Thief of Nightshade

    A Thief of Nightshade is a fantasy fiction novel written by J.S. Chancellor. It tells the story of Aubrey as she tries to save Jullian from the demons.

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    Sarah Gibson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Excellently twisted fairy tale. The characters are very well written and the chemistry between them feels very real. "
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    #18The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody

    The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody

    The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody is a fiction book written by Shrill Travesty and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins. In this book, the author retells the story of the famous selfless tree but in a very different way.

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    Arthur Andrews
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I just love the twist on this old tale. It is done is such an interesting way. It definitely gave me something to think about."
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    #19My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

    My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

    My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales is the first book in the New Fairy Tales series. This book includes short fairy tale stories by famous contemporary fiction authors.

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    Yu Qiao
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A great flashback to some of the best fairy tales of your childhood. This is a very fun read with a more dark approach to some of the best fairy tales."
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    #20Snow White

    Snow White

    Snow White is a fairy tale book written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It is illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman and translated by Paul Heins. It is first published in 1812. 

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    Rose Ryan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This children's book is the old story of Snow White. The illustrations in this book are absolutely stunning. This would be a fantastic and well-appreciated gift for any book collector. "
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    #21Rose Red and Snow White

    Rose Red and Snow White

    Rose Red and Snow White is a children's fantasy book written by Grimm brothers and Ruth Sanderson. This classic fairy tale fiction book is first published in 1812.

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    Hannah Bowman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Rose Red and Snow White is a little bit of an old fashioned book. It is about Snow White and her sister Rose Red. It is somewhat dated, but still a decent book for children."
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    #22Red Riding Hood

    Red Riding Hood

    Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, David Leslie Johnson, and Catherine Hardwicke is a fantasy fiction novel about a girl named Valerie who is being chased by a Wolf. She is being forced to surrender or else people she loves will die.

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    Nicole Snyder
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a great fairy tale book that goes back to the Red Riding Hood. Everyone remembers about this story when they were kids."
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    #23The 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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    Paul Lee
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Faerie Ring is a pretty good example of a twisted fairy tale. There's plenty of fantasy with a mix of historic non-fiction sprinkled in. It's relatively interesting and teenagers seem to love the series."
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    #24The 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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    Juan Hayes
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Brothers Grimm are classic, and this is a great collection of their works. I love the annotations, lots of interesting things that make it worth more than a simple kids book."

Summary

Best What are the best twisted fairy tale books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale NovellaBooks 40 Paid
2Ella EnchantedBooks 37 Paid
3Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 34 Paid
4CressBooks 32 Paid
5The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)Books 28 Paid
6Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)Books 27 Paid
7Happily Ever AfterBooks 24 Paid
8Alice in ZombielandBooks 18 Paid
9Rapunzel's RevengeBooks 16 Paid
10The Book of Lost ThingsBooks 14 Paid
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