Fairy tale-inspired fiction on YALSA’s 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults list:
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Peter Pan)
Before Wendy came into Peter Pan’s life, there was only Tiger Lily.
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (multiple fairy tales)
Your life is a fairy tale. That doesn’t mean it’s happily ever after.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (multiple fairy tales)
Sunday’s child may be able to find her story with the help of ….a frog.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Cinderella)
Left for dead in a notorious prison work camp, Celaena is given a second chance at freedom by the Crown Prince himself. However, this freedom must be won in a cut-throat tournament of assassins, and some of her competitors are not playing by the rules.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Cinderella)
Cyborg Cinder, a mechanic in the chaotic street market of New Beijing, threatened by disease and aliens, meets Prince Kai when he brings a beloved robot in for repair.
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors (The Ugly Duckling)
Emmeline Thistle has survived sure death a couple of times due to cows coming to the rescue but will she be able to find true love and the long lost secret of chocolate?