Once Upon a Time: 13+ Fairy Tale Titles for Ages 13 and up

11 Jul

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about.

This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

  • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
  • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
  • Friday – Recap of the Week

Young Adult

16096824A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
“Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place.” (Taken from Goodreads)

A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Bad luck begins piling up after Charlotte’s father dies and a small bargain with Jack Spinner, may help Charlotte’s family get on top of their problems once and for all… or maybe it won’t.

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
“Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next” (Taken from Goodreads)

Beastly by Alex Flinn
Kyle Kingsbury had it all until he was cursed by a witch in his English class and now must hide from the public’s view. Kyle must learn how to break his curse if he ever wants to join society again.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie
Thirteen authors and BookTubers reimagine the villains of your favorite fairy tales taking their point of view and letting you into their lives.

35553432Cinder by Marissa Meyer
“Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June
A modern story inspired by Red Riding Hood, Matilda is injured her senior year and watches her dreams of dancing full-time dashed.

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
“When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
“An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.” (Taken from Goodreads)

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong. ” (Taken from Goodreads)

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
“A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves..” (Taken from Goodreads)

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
A reimagining of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rose is cursed to dance every night, until Galen, a soldier returning from war begins working to break the curse, but there are evil forces both below and above ground.

22840182Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
“Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father’s approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland’s dangerous political game. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she’ll lose not just the crown but her head.” (Taken from Goodreads)

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
“The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom – until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.” (Taken from Goodreads)


2 Responses to “Once Upon a Time: 13+ Fairy Tale Titles for Ages 13 and up”


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