Beauty by Robin McKinley
I read this in my teens and loved it. McKinley’s other books are good too, but nothing beats the original.
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Ever wonder why Cinderella was so meek and kind? Gifted with the “gift” of obedience, Ella cannot disobey a direct order. Amazing!
Anything by Cameron Dokey
She adds twists and new depth to popular fairytales, but my favorites are the lesser-known stories.
Golden – Rapunzel
Wild Orchid– Mulan
The Storyteller’s Daughter – Arabian Nights
Sunlight and Shadow – The Magic Flute
One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey
“The Tradition” is a power that forces ordinary people’s lives into fairytale patterns (happy or tragic!) About to be eaten by a dragon one princess decides to fight back!
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
This slightly scary version of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” involves a debt and a powerful dark force
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
This one mixes several fairytales, but I can’t say which ones without spoilers. Just trust me it’s good.