And they lived happily ever after...sort of

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 by Nichole_TeenLit

Most fairy tales end happily ever after, but there have been quite a few new teens books published that take modern twists on old fashioned fairy tales. The popularity of TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm have renewed an interest in these retellings. What if Cinderella was a cyborg? What if you found out you were secretly part of a curse, the same curse that doomed Sleeping Beauty? These are just some of the scenarios in these recently released teen books.

Kill Me Softly Kill Me Softly

When sixteen-year-old Mira runs away to discover her secret past, she finds a place where Grimm's fairy tales come to life, and she cannot avoid her accursed fate.

Cinder Cinder

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

Enchanted Enchanted

When Sunday Woodcutter, the youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week, kisses an enchanted frog, he transforms back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland--a man Sunday's family despises.

Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses

Free-verse reveals true stories behind well-known fairy tales, some reset in modern times, as a strung-out match girl sells CDs to drug users, Little Red Riding Hood admits that she wanted to know what it is like to be swallowed whole, and Cinderella's stepsisters are duped.

Entwined Entwined

Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who's trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.


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