• Ellie Epperson

Recommended Reading: YA Fractured Fairytales

Updated: Nov 26, 2020


An image of a woman in the trees.

Fractured fairy tales take classic stories and give them a twist! What if Cinderella went to the ball, but as an assassin? How would the story change had the sea witch Ursula prevailed over King Triton and Ariel? This reading list introduces several young adult titles twisting your favorite bedtime stories.

An image of the book cover for The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh (Series #1)

A retelling of the classic, "1001 Arabian Nights." A monstrous boy-king takes a new bride each night and kills them the next morning. When he kills the greatest friend Shahrzad has ever had, she vows revenge by pledging to be his next wife. Can Shahrzad get revenge before time is up?