Fairytale Releases of 2015




I love me some Fairytale Fortnight, hosted by Misty at The Book Rat & Bonnie at A Backwards Story
AND IT STARTS TODAY!




In honor of fairytale retellings, I thought I'd compile a list for you of all of them that are coming out in 2015.
This year is a banner year for fairytale-influenced novels and retellings*! 

Check out all the 2015 goodness below:


A retelling of Snow White, set in the world Cross created with her first novel of the series, Kill Me Softly. The world is contemporary and involves a large cast of fairytale-influenced characters.



A retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and the third in a fairytale retelling series by Lili St. Crow (that began with Nameless).


A retelling of Cinderella in a steampunk world.


A retelling of Sleeping Beauty, after the awakening kiss.


Okay, not a retelling but a new faerie story with elements of known fairytales. 


The third-and-a-half story in The Lunar Chronicles, it focuses on Snow White's Queen.


A new fairytale in the style of Grimm.


A reimagining of The Brave Little Tailor


A reimagining of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. 


This Beauty and the Beast-influenced faerie story is the first in a series.


A twist on Beauty and the Beast.


The sequel to a Hansel & Gretel retelling, focused on Gretel.


The third in a series, and blends The Goose Girl with The Wild Swans.
(Read my early-release review)


A retelling of The Handless Maiden (another lesser-known folk tale)


A contemporary take on fairytale tropes, focusing on the "evil stepsister".


The second in the world established with Cruel Beauty, this story focuses on a reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood.


Focuses on Cinderella's wicked stepmother, a new fairytale heroine, and (presumably) some beloved fairytale tropes.


A retelling of Goldilocks, from the bear's perspective.


In the same world as Just Ella, is a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.


An historical fiction about Wilhelm Grimm (of the Brothers Grimm) during the early 1800s.


A middle grade extension of The Snow Queen.


A magical realism (?) novel that pulls from several Scottish fairytales and folklore (no specific reference that I can find, but might include The Isle of Pabaidh).


A thriller that follows a fairytale-style killer in a small town.


A contemporary novella retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Shadow.


The third in a YA paranormal/fantasy series, it focuses on elements of the classic Snow White tale.


A children's story about Sleeping Beauty.


A dark erotica contemporary version of Beauty and the Beast.


A short story set in the Kill Me Softly and Tear You Apart universe, centering around the classic tale of Snow White and Rose Red.


A middle grade retelling of The Boy Who Went to the North Wind, with a female protagonist instead.


A YA high fantasy centering around Sleeping Beauty's daughter.


A contemporary fantasy retelling of Celtic myths and legends.


A retelling of Cinderella in a fantasy setting.


The third and final in a middle grade fantasy series with classic fairy tale elements.


An erotic dystopian retelling of Sleeping Beauty.


A collection of five stories, re-imagining the classic Beauty and the Beast tale.


A collection of ten LGBTQIA-influenced fairytale retellings across multiple genres.


A contemporary reimagining of Beauty and the Beast.




The Grimm Agency series, with elements of classic fairytales in a contemporary setting.


The Wild Swans, reimagined as a sci-fi adventure.


A Sleeping Beauty retelling in the world of Blood & Snow.


A contemporary YA with an undercurrent of The Little Mermaid.


Follows the adventures of the descendants of classic Disney fairytale movie villains.


A steampunk retelling of Beauty and the Beast.


A dystopian romance version of Sleeping Beauty.



Swan Lake with a bit of Robin Hood.


Whether this is fairytale or fantasy depends on your view of the Arthurian Legends, I suppose. This is the third in the series.


Described as "Jane Austen's Emma meets Robin Hood".


The fourth in her sic fi fairytale retelling series, focused on Cinderella and Snow White.


The first in a crime drama series, inspired by The Princess & the Pea.


A paranormal, Victorian-era romance based on Sleeping Beauty (the first of a trilogy all due to be published in 2015).


A contemporary YA urban fantasy retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.


No cover yet: Letters to Zell by Camille Griep
Part fantasy, part women's fiction, which centers around four well-known fairytale princesses who try to make their own destiny, when their Happily Ever Afters are more flawed than expected.


No cover yet: The Alchemist's Son by John Claude Bemis
A middle grade retelling of Pinocchio.


No cover yet: Ashes by Ann Hunter
A steampunk retelling of Cinderella.



Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below, and I'll add it to this ever-growing list!


*What you won't find on this list are retellings of popular children's books whose authors are known, such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. Robin Hood is an exception, as it's a folktale (like the Arthurian legends), and fairytales are folktales as well.

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