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If you like "Beauty" by Robin McKinley

If you like Beauty by Robin McKinley, here are some other books that I think you may enjoy:

The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison.
George has always felt burdened by his princely duties, and even more by
the need to hide the magic through which he speaks with animals, but
when he is betrothed to the strange princess of a neighboring kingdom,
his secret, and the persecution of people like himself, must come to an end.

Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley.
Raised by peasants, Bella discovers that she is actually the daughter of
a knight and finds herself caught up in a terrible plot that will change
her life and the kingdom forever.

The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber.
A grotesque foundling turns against the witch who sacrificed almost
everything to raise him when he becomes consumed by the desire for money
and revenge against those who have hurt him, but he eventually finds his
true heart's desire.

Snow by Tracy Lynn.
The Duchess Jessica's childhood began with a tragedy: her mother's
death. Her father, heartbroken at the loss of his beloved wife, could
not bear to raise the child. Largely ignored, Jessica spent the first
eleven years of her life running free on the family estate, cared for
only by the servants. Then her father decides to remarry, bringing an
end to Jessica's independence. At first her new stepmother just seems
overly strict. But as Jessica grows into a beautiful young woman, it
becomes clear that her stepmother is also wildly -- and murderously --
jealous of her. Jessica escapes to London. Going by the name Snow to
hide from her family, she falls in love with an odd band of outcasts who
accept her into their makeshift family. But when her stepmother appears
in the city, repentant and seeking her forgiveness, Jessica will have to
decide whom to trust...with her life.

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt.
When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is
lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted
a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.

Sorcery and Cecelia, or, The enchanted chocolate pot : being the
correspondence of two young ladies of quality regarding various magical
scandals in London and the country by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline
Stevermer.
In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and
Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their
exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves
confronted by evil wizards.

Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl.
A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform herself into an owl at will,
discovers interesting new relationships with both humans and owls when
she develops a crush on her science teacher.