13 Fractured Fairy Tales for Teens

by Devon A. Corneal

Fairy tales are a staple of bedtime reading for children. Unfortunately, dwarves, giants, and magical mirrors seem to lose their appeal after elementary school. Happily, there’s no reason teens have to leave Cinderella, Snow White, or Red Riding Hood behind. They just need new, creative, more adult versions of their old favorites. That’s why we’re thrilled to share a list of some of our favorite fairy tale retellings that we know will enchant your young adult readers.

Forget glass slippers, imagine Cinderella as a cyborg. What about Snow White in the Roaring ’20s with seven street urchins instead of dwarves? Interested in a modern-day LGBTQ retelling of Beauty and the Beast? How about a werewolf hunter in a red cape? These aren’t your grandmother’s fairy tales, and that’s a good thing.