Fairy Tale

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

In the vein of cult classic film The Princess Bride, Neil Gaiman presents a story in Stardust that feels at once like both a classic fairytale and something more modern, with the slightest hints of darkness around the edges. The result …

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Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen’s latest novel, Snow in Summer, is a wonderful addition to her series of reinvented fairy tales. Like her earlier Briar Rose, this is a dark retelling of a Grimm fairy tale—in this case, Snow White instead of Sleeping Beauty. …

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Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash is a gay retelling of the Cinderella tale that challenges the assumptions underlying many fairy tales—namely, that all girls merely yearn for their princes to come rescue them from their lives.  While the protagonist Ash does wish she can escape the …

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