‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ is inspired by ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ has taken inspiration from the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. We’re a sucker for a retelling – in fact, we can’t get enough of ’em!
Here are a few of our favourites.
Little Red Riding Hood
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Scarlett and Rosie have been hunting werewolves for years, but when they become aware of a man not fully changed, they vow to track him down with the help of axe-weilding Silas.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. Emily Carroll’s dark, creepy retelling of classic fairytales.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George
Petunia is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, but it’s not until Petunia arrives that she realizes the te woman she’s been sent to visit may be an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse.
Beauty and the Beast
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
When Feyre spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse.
Beastly by Alex Flinn
A beast. A creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.
Beauty by Robin McKinley
When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city for the countryside. But when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to send one daughter to the Beast’s castle.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry the evil ruler of the kingdom, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can’t resist the pull of her sworn enemy who’s gotten in her way by stealing her heart.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Princess Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She’s said to be even more breath-taking than her stepmother, Queen Levana… When Winter develops feelings for the handsome palace guard, Jacin, she fears the evil Queen will crush their romance before it has a chance to begin.
The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine
Lorelai, crown princess and fugitive-at-large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. She’ll have to be stronger, faster and master more magical power than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
A magic mirror, a charming prince, a jealous queen, palace intrigue, and an injured king twine into a maze that Aza must penetrate to save herself and her beloved kingdom.
Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
Princess Snow is missing. Her home planet is filled with violence and the king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back – but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cind, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother, but when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament
Ash by Malinda Lo
Ash grows up a servant in her stepmother’s home. Against the misery of her stepmother’s cruelty, Ash befriends a fairy – a mysterious, handsome man who grants her wishes. But most important of all, she also meets huntress Kaisa who awakens Ash’s desires for love and self-respect…
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
Trained in the art of shadow-weaving, Suzume is able to recreate herself in any form. Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to capture the heart of a prince – and determined to use his power to destroy Terayama.
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