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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

 

Here are a few books you might want to try. They are all fairy tale type fantasy books.

 


As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, Belle, trapped in the Beast's enchanted castle, discovers that her estranged mother was the one who placed a spell on the Beast so many years ago. (catalog summary)

 

 

 

 

 

The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
The Margrave of Thornbeck has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for Avelina, a lovely servant girl in disguise? But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences. Will Avelina and Lord Thornbeck be able to stop the evil plot? (catalog summary)

 

 



Cinder 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. (catalog summary)

 

 



The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
When Aladdin discovers a jinni lamp, Zahra finds herself in a world where magic is forbidden. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. When the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity. She is falling in love with Aladdin, but saving herself means betraying him. Now Zahra must decide: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? (catalog summary)

 

 

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry. Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter, and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel's hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again —this time, to the large city of Hagenheim. The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position? As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. A world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to? (catalog summary)

 

 


Heartless 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. (catalog summary)

 

 

 

 


Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell
In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, the prince falls asleep and Aurora must escape the magical world created in her own dreams. (catalog summary)

 

 

 

 


The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her in an attempt to break Khalid's curse, save the empire, and reunite with her one true love. (catalog summary)

 

 

 

 


Towering by Alex Flinn
A contemporary retelling of Rapunzel told from the alternating perspectives of three teens whose fates unknowingly bind them together to destroy a greater evil. (catalog summary)