Fairy Tale Retellings in Romance

Fairy Tale Romance Retellings

This is the list of all books we mentioned or researched for our conference paper at the 2020 Australian Fairy Tale Conference.

Anthologies/Generic Fairy Discussions

Sirens and other Daemon Lovers, by Ellen Datlow etc
Fairy Tale Fail, by Mina V. Esguerra


Wish, by Demelza Carlton
Desperate Measures, by Katee Robert

All Kinds of Fur

The Wild Girl, by Kate Forsyth

Beauty and the Beast

Thorn, by Anna Burke
Enchant, by Demelza Carlton
In the Vanishers’ Palace, by Aliette de Bodard
Honeymooning with her Brazilian Boss, by Jessica Gilmore
When Beauty Tamed the Beast, by Eloisa James
The Dragon and the Pearl, by Jeannie Lin
The Beast, by Katee Robert
The Beast’s Heart, by Leife Shallcross
Roses and Thorns, by Chris Anne Wolfe


Courtly Love, by Ade Andrews
Cinderella is Dead, by Kalynn Bayron
Dance, by Demelza Carlton
The Coronation Ball, by Melanie Cellier
A Princess in Theory, by Alyssa Cole
Cinderella’s Secret Royal Fling, by Jessica Gilmore
A Kiss at Midnight, by Eloisa James
The Cinderella Moment, by Jennifer Kloester
Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan
If the Shoe Fits, by Laurie LeClair
The Ugly Stepsister, by Aya Ling
Ash, by Malinda Lo
Cinder Ella, by ST Lynn
Throne of Glass, by Sarah J Maas
Cinders, by Cara Malone
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
Winter, by Marissa Meyer
Ember, by Bettie Sharpe
Delicious, by Sherry Thomas
Miss Fenella’s Fault, by Bree Verity
No Prince Charming, by Shiloh Walker
If the Boot Fits, by Rebekah Weatherspon


Indigenous Dreaming: Rise of the Fallen, by Teagan Chilcott
Philippines Maria Makiling: Goddess of Love, by Mina V. Esguerra
Polish: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
Polish: Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik


Roar, by Demelza Carlton
Finding Mr Just Right, by Laurie LeClair

Hades and Persephone

Hot as Hades, by Alisha Rai
Ariagne, by Ekaterine Xia

Hansel and Gretel

Return, by Demelza Carlton
Candy Houses, by Shiloh Walker


Learn My Lesson, by Katee Robert

Jorinda and Joringel

Black is the Colour, by Nicole Hurley-Moore


A Magnolia Sword, by Sherry Thomas

Peter Pan

Peter Darling, by Austin Chant
A Worthy Opponent, by Katee Robert

Puss in Boots

Cat’s Tale, by Bettie Sharpe


A Distant Heart, by Sonali Dev
Bitter Greens, by Kate Forsyth
Once upon a Tower, by Eloisa James
The Rapunzel Dilemma, by Jennifer Kloester
The Reluctant Beauty, by Laurie LeClair
Tangled at First Sight, by Laurie LeClair
Valentine, by Jodi McAlister
Cress, by Marissa Meyer
Tarnished Knight, by Shiloh Walker

Red Riding Hood

Hunt, by Demelza Carlton
The Princess Fugitive, by Melanie Cellier
Taming McGruff, by Laurie LeClair
Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer
The Better to Eat You With, by Natasha Moore

Robin Hood

Nottingham, by Anna Burke


The Princess Pact, by Melanie Cellier
Spin, by Demelza Carlton

Sleeping Beauty

Awaken, by Demelza Carlton
The Princess Game, by Melanie Cellier
Beauty in Thorns, by Kate Forsyth
Reawakened by his Christmas Kiss, by Jessica Gilmore
Brierley, by Aster Glenn Grey
Beauty and Cruelty, by Meredith Katz
Finding Aurora, by Rebecca Langham
Waking Sleeping Beauty, by Laurie LeClair
Awakened by a Kiss, by Laurie LeClair
Past Love’s Triumph, by Ekaterine Xia

Snow White

The Princess and the Evil Queen, by Lola Andrew
Reflect, by Demelza Carlton
Blind Destiny, by Shiloh Walker
Happily Ever Afters, by Melanie Cellier

Tam Lin

A Court of Thorn and Roses, by Sarah J Maas
With Roses in their Hair, by Kayla Bashe
The Tale of Jan and Tam, by Xan West

The Brave Little Tailor

Embellish, by Demelza Carlton
At Your Service, by Sandra Antonelli

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Warlord and the Nightingale, by Jeannie Lin

The Enchanted Horse

Float, by Demelza Carlton

The Forty Thieves

Steal, by Demelza Carlton

The Frog Prince

Kiss, by Demelza Carlton
A Midwinter’s Wedding, by Melanie Cellier
The Summer of Shambles, by Ebony McKenna

The Goose Girl

Fly, by Demelza Carlton

The Little Mermaid

Silence, by Demelza Carlton
Making a Splash, by Laurie LeClair
Sand and Ruin and Gold, by Alexis Hall
The Sea Witch, by Katee Robert
Silenced, by Ekaterine Xia

The Princess and the Pea

Appease, by Demelza Carlton
The Princess Companion, by Melanie Cellier
The Duke is mine, by Eloisa James

The Singing, Springing Lark

The Beast’s Garden, by Kate Forsyth

The Six Swans

Daughter of the Forest, by Juliet Marillier
Son of the Shadows, by Juliet Marillier
Child of the Prophecy, by Juliet Marillier
Heir to Sevenwaters, by Juliet Marillier
Seer of Sevenwaters, by Juliet Marillier
Flame of Sevenwaters, by Juliet Marillier

The Snow Queen

Melt, by Demelza Carlton
Melting her Heart, by Laurie LeClair

The Three Little Pigs

Blow, by Demelza Carlton

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Revel, by Demelza Carlton

The Ugly Duckling

The Princess Search, by Melanie Cellier
The Ugly Duchess, by Eloisa James
The Heiress Effect, by Courtney Milan

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