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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, …

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world…  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 …

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For The Winner by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #2)

For The Winner by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #2) Some three thousand years ago, in a time before history, the warriors of Greece journeyed to the ends of the earth in the greatest expedition the world had ever seen. One woman fought alongside them. Abandoned at birth on the slopes of Mount Pelion, Atalanta is determined to prove her worth to the father who cast her aside. Having taught herself to hunt and fight, …

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For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #1)

For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #1) Three thousand years ago a war took place that gave birth to legends – to Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. It was a war that made – and destroyed – both men, a war that shook the very foundations of the world. But what if there was more to this epic conflict? What if there was another, hidden …

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #1) At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to …

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. …

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The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson Words are weapons. Facts can be manipulated. And nothing is absolute—especially right and wrong. Tanner McKay is at Bannerman Prep for only one reason: the elite school recruited him after he brought his public school’s debate team to victory last year. Bannerman wants a championship win. Debate is Tanner’s life—his ticket out of his poor-as-dirt life and family drama, straight to a scholarship to Stanford and …

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As I Descended by Robin Talley

As I Descended by Robin Talley “Something wicked this way comes.” Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow …

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Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Wintersong #1)

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Wintersong #1) Dark, romantic, and unforgettable, Wintersong is an enchanting coming-of-age story for fans of Labyrinth and The Beauty and the Beast. The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride… All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping …

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (Rise of the Empress #1)

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (Rise of the Empress #1) 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. Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as …

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Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renée Ahdieh The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. So, at just seventeen …

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Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1) Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been …

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love. What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to give up to create great art? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for …

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The Wrath and the Dawn Series by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn Series by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn Series by Renée Ahdieh One Life to One Dawn. In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his …

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Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy. Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real. But all is …

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The Neverland Wars Series by Audrey Greathouse

The Neverland Wars Series by Audrey Greathouse

The Neverland Wars (The Neverland Wars, #1) Magic can do a lot—give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home. However, Gwen doesn’t know this. She’s just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the …

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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of. But Nevermore is not what it …

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Once Upon a Happy Ending: An Anthology of Reimagined Fairy Tales by Casey Lane

Once Upon a Happy Ending: An Anthology of Reimagined Fairy Tales by Casey Lane

Once Upon a Happy Ending: An Anthology of Reimagined Fairy Tales by Casey Lane (and Others) 15 fairy tale classics reborn. 15 endings you’ll have to read to believe! What if Beauty was the beast? What if Little Red Riding Hood was a sacrifice? The stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty have been told countless times over, but never quite like this… Once Upon a Happy Ending features your favorite tales retold by 16 …

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Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn

Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn

Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn  (and Others) Seventeen magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will entice you to the darker side of faerie tales. More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you’ll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, Alice in Wonderland, and Red Riding Hood, plus new tales paying homage to the old …

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless by Marissa Meyer Long before she was the terror of Wonderland―the infamous Queen of Hearts―she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who …

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