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Subject: Fairytale Remix/Paranormal YA Books
Date Posted: 6/2/2008 8:15 PM ET
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I really love young adult books. They are always an easy read, pkus they are very entertaining. I am looking for some more books to read and get into. I LOVE books that are about fairytales or have magical things in it. I also like paranormal books like twilight or blood and chocolate. Does anyone have any suggestions for books that I might like? Please help! I have searched all the online booklists.

Just one more thing! Romance must be a central theme throughout the book.


Thanks for your thoughts

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 8:43 PM ET
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Have you tried Donna Jo Napoli?  She had done a lot of rewritten fairy tales.  I especially enjoyed  Zel  (The story of Rapunzel) and Beast (Beauty and the Beast, told from the Beast's viewpoint.) 

She also did Song of the Magdalene.

I have a great book on my shelf, The Raging Quiet.  It's set in the Middle Ages, and is a wonderful love story about a young girl who befriends a young man that everyone thinks is crazy or possessed..but he's deaf!  They think she may be a witch, because she learns to communicate with him.  I highly recommend that one!

Oh, I love Blood and Chocolate too!  Did you read her vampire story Silver Kiss?  That one was good too.


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Date Posted: 6/2/2008 9:20 PM ET
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A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb is excellent. It's a ghost love story.


Date Posted: 6/3/2008 12:28 PM ET
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If you feel like venturing into the genre but foregoing the romance aspect, The Sisters Grimm series is a pretty inventive remix of the original Grimm's Fairy Tales. 

Date Posted: 6/3/2008 8:41 PM ET
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Cool, Keep up the good work gang--some sound pretty good and some I have already read.



Date Posted: 6/3/2008 10:18 PM ET
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The Claidi Journal's: Wolf Tower, Wolf Star, Wolf Queen and Wolf Wing by Tanith Lee

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

The Frog Princess, Dragon's Breath, Once Upon a Curse (plus 2 others) By E.D. Baker

There is a whole series of books by Kristine Grayson that deals with the Greek Gods and the lesser knowns along with fairies and goblins.

And my favorite:

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons and Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede


Robin McKinley also has some good retellings. I've only read 'Rose Daughter' but I have 'Spindle's End' which I havn't read yet.

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Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:11 AM ET
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If you haven't read Francesca Lia Block's books, you might want to check her out... her books are dear to me.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:56 AM ET
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I've enjoyed all the books I've read by Gail Carson Levine, she's got some new ones out now, I think, like Fairest.

And I second Francesca Lia Block, especially The Rose & the Beast.