What are the best twisted fairy tale books?

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    Stephanie Stone
    Written on October 17, 2018
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      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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      $0.99

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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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      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."
    2. 36
      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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      $16.99

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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..."
      MR
      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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      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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      $9.99

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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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      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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      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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      $19.99

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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..."
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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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      Martha Hall
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "I love everything about this book"
    2. 28
      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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      $7.99

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      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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      $9.99

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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""
      KM
      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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      Lawrence Palmer
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "GOOD"
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      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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      $0.99

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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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      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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      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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      $6.76

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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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      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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      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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      $19.3

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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..."
      TM
      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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      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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      $7.99

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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..."
      FB
      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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      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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      $7.55

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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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      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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      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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      $19.99

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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..."
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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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      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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      $22.99

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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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      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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      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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      $12.79

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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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      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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      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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      $17.95 - Varies by condition

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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..."
      LS
      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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      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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      $15.99

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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..."
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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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      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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      $24.88 - Varies by Seller

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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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      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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      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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      $43.75 - Varies by Seller

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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..."
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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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      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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      $35

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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..."
      JH
      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."
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      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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      $18.99 - Varies by seller

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      $20 - Varies by seller

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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."
      YQ
      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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      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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      $9.89

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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."
      NS
      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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      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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      $13.99

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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..."
      PL
      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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    Best twisted fairy tale books
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella Books 40 Paid
    2 Ella Enchanted Books 36 Paid
    3 Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) Books 34 Paid
    4 Cress Books 32 Paid
    5 The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) Books 28 Paid
    6 Beastly (Kendra Chronicles) Books 27 Paid
    7 Happily Ever After Books 24 Paid
    8 Alice in Zombieland Books 18 Paid
    9 Rapunzel's Revenge Books 16 Paid
    10 The Book of Lost Things Books 14 Paid
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