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Great Reads for Teens - Fractured Fairy Tales

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All titles can be found in the Teen Corner alphabetically by the author’s last name unless otherwise indicated.

Tiger Lily (Teen Book on CD)
by Jodi Lynn Anderson                                 
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him.

The Looking Glass Wars
by Frank Beddor                                           
When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.

The Princess and the Pauper
by Kate Brian                                     
When sixteen-year-old Julia, of Los Angeles, and sixteen-year-old Princess Carina, of Vineland, switch places, Julia dances at the ball with the incredible Markus and Carina escapes rigid protocol to spend time with a rock star. 

Avalon High
by Meg Cabot                                   
Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.

Kill Me Softly
by Sarah Cross                                               
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.

by Heather Dixon                   
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.

Princess of the Midnight Ball
by Jessica Day George                       
A retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who wear out their shoes dancing every night, and of Galen, a former soldier now working in the king's gardens, who follows them in hopes of breaking the curse.

Princess of Glass
by Jessica Day George                       
In the midst of maneuverings to create political alliances through marriage, sixteen-year-old Poppy, one of the infamous twelve dancing princesses, becomes the target of a vengeful witch while Prince Christian tries to save her.

Cruel Beauty
by Rosamund Hodge                         
Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and whom she has trained all her life to kill, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife.

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

The Brides of Rollrock Island
by Margo Lanagan                             
On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings--and to catch their wives. The witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a seal.

by Malinda Lo                       
In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.

Wicked (Adult Fiction)
by Gregory Maguire
Wicked tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. The novel traces her career as nun, nurse, pro-democracy activist and animal rights defender.

by Marissa Meyer
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.

by Marissa Meyer
Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily ever afters.

by Marissa Meyer                             
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.

Scarlet (Teen Book on CD)
by Marissa Meyer                                         
Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the Queen Levana in this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

by Marissa Meyer                             
Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood, who's only ever had her netscreens as company.

Fairest. Levana’s Story
by Marissa Meyer
Queen Levana is a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told... until now.

Strands of Bronze and Gold
by Jane Nickerson                             
After the death of her father in 1855, seventeen-year-old Sophia goes to live with her wealthy and mysterious godfather at his gothic mansion, Wyndriven Abbey, where many secrets lie hidden in this retelling of the Bluebeard fairytale.

Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult                                   
Preferring to spend her days in the school library where she reads a fairy tale that feels strangely real to her, loner Delilah is astonished when the story's brave and handsome prince, Oliver, reaches out to her and reveals his discontent with his predetermined, literary existence.

A Long Long Sleep
by Anna Sheehan                               
Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died. As she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.