All tagged fairy tale

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YA Fantasy Fairy-Tale

A Tale of Two Houses
(Defy the Stars #1)
 

By Susan Harris

Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet is re-imagined in this compelling drama about two young people drawn by fate into an unwinnable situation. If you think you know how this story ends—think again!

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COVER REVEAL! - The Witch's Tower

The Witch's Tower
(Twisted Ever After #1)

By Tamara Grantham

Gothel is a witch. Punished for the actions of her mother, her choice is simple: either she stands guard over Princess Rapunzel—or she dies. But just because a choice is easy doesn’t mean it’s pleasant. Protecting Rapunzel means watching as the princess lays trapped in a tower, bedridden by hair that is so long and heavy it’s slowly driving her insane. Gothel’s life has become one of imprisonment and solitude as well—until a prince and his handsome squire appear at the tower…

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ARC REVIEW! - Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

By Lisa Jensen

If you've been following me for a while, then you know that I am a HUGE Beauty and the Beast fan! So much so that I wish to (one day) name my daughter Belle, and for her to have a bug fluffy dog (who is, naturally, her best friend and protector) and name him Beast. (Yes, life goals are amazing in your 30s, but it's true!) So, tell me a book or movie about my favorite fairy tales is coming out, then you better sing me up, because you know I'm into that!…

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NEW RELEASE! - Dark Water

Dark Water
(Reverse Fairytales #4)

By J.A. Armitage

You think you know the story of The Little Mermaid…

A tragic accident on the eve of her eighteenth birthday leads Princess Erica to a chance encounter with a mysterious man on the beach. When he turns up at her birthday party and whisks her off her feet, she knows she has to find out everything about him, but why won’t he speak and where does he keep disappearing to?

Ari knows he’s crossed a line by mingling with the land humans, but how can he resist the beautiful princess whose life he saved? He must decide whether to stay on land and become like her, or continue to live without her in the depths of the ocean.

Trapped in a centuries long battle between his kind and hers, his decision will rock both their kingdoms.

With a sea witch that needs repaying and the small matter of Erica’s engagement to someone else, Ari knows the odds are stacked against him.

Dark Water is the fourth in the Reverse Fairytale series and the first Little Mermaid retelling by USA Today bestselling author J.A. Armitage. Take everything you think you know about fairy tales and turn it on its head.

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  • a Mermaid Swag pack including prize candle (with ring worth between $15 and $5000) and a signed copy of Dark Water

  • a $20 Amazon giftcard plus an ecopy of Dark Water

  • An e-copy of Dark Water

COVER REVEAL! - Pricked

Pricked

By Scott Mooney

Briar Pryce has the power to change the emotions of others by handing them a rose. It is a talent that has done surprisingly little for her, besides landing her a dead-end enchantment delivery job and killing any chance she had with her childhood-crush-turned-roommate. Worst of all, her ability might be responsible for getting her best friend transformed into a cat via a cursed muffin basket. Needless to say, Briar is nowhere near happily-ever-after. But that’s just life as a twenty-something in the Poisoned Apple, New York City’s lost borough of fairy-tale wonder and rent-controlled magic…

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NEW RELEASE! - Splash 

Splash 
(Mermaid Royalty #3)

By M.E. Rhines

Fawna is happy with the new life she has made for herself on land. She has her child and her youngest sister Pauline by her side—plus an amazing new human boyfriend named Randy. So when an old friend from Atargatis shows up, she immediately feels the weight of everything she stands to lose. But the news can’t be ignored – there’s been an attack on their kingdom; her aunt Myrtle is dead and her mother is missing. Angelique, their middle sister, is now ruling a kingdom to the north, leaving Fawna as the only royal left to help save Atargatis. Torn between responsibilities in two different worlds, the decision is made for her when the powerful sea witch who attacked the kingdom also takes Fawna’s son. Now she has no choice—to save her life on dry land, she’ll have to dive back into the ocean…

The final installment in the beloved Mermaid Royalty series, Splash is a heart-pounding fantasy romance that will have you feeling like you need to come up for air!

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COMING SOON! - The Secret Lives of Royals 

The Secret Lives of Royals 

By Shalini Dua 

Olivia can’t take it anymore. She’s had enough of the big city and it’s lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then, just when she’s about to give up and move home, out of the blue, she is offered her dream job. Olivia is suspicious but that could just be the New York in her. She decides not to pull at threads. Despite her best efforts to remain blissfully oblivious, the secret to her life upgrade is soon uncovered when she finds herself invited to be part of a secret society.

Olivia learns that there is a thin curtain separating our world from theirs. Just beneath the surface, an entirely different one exists. One that is controlled by those of Royal lineage. The chosen ones, the Royals, hold the fate of the world in their hands. Will Olivia be able to bear the weight of the crown?

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Disney's Creations Inspired Others

My time at Walt Disney World is sadly coming to an end. But that doesn't mean that I can't continue to live in the fairy-tale world: all I need is a book!

Last week I wrote about the original tales that inspired Disney's creations. So this week, while I'm on my way back from Disney, I'm writing about new creations that Disney's versions have inspired.

Now the only questions is, which fairy-tale do I want to be in today?... 🤔

The Originals for Disney's Creations

Truth be told, I'm a kid at heart.  

I love having fun and playing around.
I enjoy learning new and fun things.
Most of all, I love Disney!

I love Disney so much that I'm on my way to Walt Disney World RIGHT NOW! (Yippy! 🤗)

So, in honor of my trip to Disney this week, here is a list of books that played a major role in Disney's creations. Make sure to read through them, they're often NOT the sweet and friendly version Disney portrays. 

Better Than the Movie

I feel like every time I turn around there is another book I’ve recently read being turned into a movie. So, I decided it was time that I gave an abbreviated list of books I found to be better than the movie.