Top Ten Books with a Fairy Tale or Mythological Setting
(this may be stretching the definition of setting, but I don’t care…)
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Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
This series takes prominent fairy tale females and puts them in a futuristic world and surprisingly it’s absolutely fantastic.
Modern day demigods, their immortal parents, and the never-ending quests to save the world. I LOVE these…and continue to love them with the continuation of the characters in the Lost Heroes series.
Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
I was scared this series wouldn’t be as good as the Percy Jackson series since I was head over heels for those characters, but Riordan didn’t disappoint me one bit with this series. It was fantastic getting to learn more about Egyptian mythology I wish there were more though!
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
King Arthur tales hold a special place in my heart for some reason, so I thoroughly enjoyed Cabot’s modern spin on it.
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
Sleeping Beauty’s tale re-told in a rather unique way. This is the only one I’ve read by McKinley so far, but I really enjoyed it so I will (hopefully) be able to read another in the near future.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flamel series by Michael Scott
Mythological creatures and famous people who’ve become “immortal” on a chase to fight for the world. A wonderful series blending modern day life with mythological creatures and amazing characters.
Abandon series by Meg Cabot
A modern day re-telling of Hades and Persephone in true Cabot form. Funny, fast-paced, and romantic.
Reckless series by Cornelia Funke
Behind the mirror is another land where there are many different creatures and references to fairy tales we know (I suspect there are more references to fairy tales, but the author is German so maybe I’m not catching all of them).
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
These two aren’t re-done fairy-tales, but modern day fairy tales, which I’m sure in due time will become classics.
What are yours??? Got any suggestions?