Top 10 Fairies Books of All Time

 

When it comes to fairies books, the overall tone has long since moved on to darker themes; as a result, the fairies books from a few decades back are quite different from the ones that you may come across. But these books certainly manage to entertain the public with their loveable characters with strong and at times quaint storylines. But the one thing that you could always count on is an entertaining read so irrespective of whether you grew up with the far, far, away from a tree or with J.R. Tolkein’s magical creatures, you should find all these books quite enjoyable to read from start to finish.

With more and more fairies books being adapted to television and the large screen, it is apparent that the fairies books despite the recent trend towards darker themes are here to stay put. The last decade has led to some of the top fairies books being published from different locations around the world. These books have managed to showcase creative, innovative stories where the local legends have all been Incorporated into the book, making them both enthralling as well as entertaining to read. These are some of the top fairies books of all time and have been collated from various sources

 

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye

AS Byatt’s book takes fairy tales to a whole new level with an adult take; this book comprises of fairy tales for the adult and bas been brilliantly conceived and stands out from all the rest for the engrossing take on the world of fairies, dijins and magica

Read it For:
a wonderful narrative from start to finish; the story takes you from old musty Istanbul bazar to different locations
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales, then you would want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
well plotted fairy tales with rich detail

Pretty monsters

if you thought that this book would just be another re-mashed up retelling of old fairy tales, well, you are in for pleasant surprise for this book is anything but that. The book contains a collection of nine short fairy tales, brilliantly conceived and executed by Kelly Link. The book is engrossing to read for both the central plot as well as for the innovative stories,

Read it For:
if you are looking something different, then this book would be it
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales, then you would want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
Link’s narrative as well as her creative way of story telling.

The Stolen Child

the book manages a new take on the old stories of changelings and makes you introspect about the fact that belief is all that one would need to overcome anything. The book, even though it reuses some old concepts has been brilliantly conceived and developed. An engrossing tale of some degenerative fairy folk which surprisingly turned ot to be  a lot more entertaining than expected.

Read it For:
a brilliant take on some of the old fairy tales
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales, you would want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
strong characters and beautiful plot

Nights at the Circus

With the re-telling of fairy tales taking on better and creative twists, Angela’s book takes it to a whole new level where she upends some of the old entrenched fairy tales on her head. This book certainly has it all from peroxide blondes with wings who came from an egg to just about everything else. This book certainly makes for a great read

Read it For:
If you wanted a new take on some of the old tales then this one is it
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales then you would want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
her brilliant narrative as well as the strong characters
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Shod

The book is more of a poem rather than your typical well plotted and dusty tome; but this book makes the impossible happen by intermixing lyrics with brilliantly developed story lines that calls on all the old mystic stories and even draws inspiration from bible as well. It certainly makes for an interesting read, from start to finish

Read it For:
if you were looking for a truly creative rendering of fairy tales, then you need to read this book
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales, then you would definitely want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
brilliant narrative and its innovative take

The Girl with Glass Feet

This book manages to draw inspiration from the old tale of Cinderalla as the main protoganist in the story discovers that she is slowly but surely turning into glass from feet up. And what follows next forms the rest of the story as she tries to prevent from turning all into glass

Read it For:
A thoroughly exciting book to read
Don't Read it For:
if you do not like fairy tales then you would want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
the creative storytelling employed in this book

The Owl Service

if you were looking for a traditional fairy tale book, then this should be the one you should pick. The book was mainly developed for children of all ages and the stories may appear a bit tame compared to some of the contemporary work in the same niche. But this classic still stands out as one of the best examples of children’s literature in the last several decades.

Read it For:
the beautiful story with its strong characters
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales then you wold want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
the brilliant narrative followed in this book

Briar Rose

The book draws its inspiration from some of the old fairy tales including the likes of sleeping beauty but with its own creative take, including on the holocaust. This book was developed for young adults and has a central theme, well developed plot and explores various themes in the book from same sex relationship to conspiracies.

Read it For:
a fairy tale book with a creative twist
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales then you would definitely want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
strong characters and an engrossing plot

Winter: A Horror Express Anthology

A medley of various horror stories from several authors but Joel lane’s “winter’s tale” is what makes this book a worthwhile read. One of the main stories, it follows the story of the feral fox that manages to possess several people.

Read it For:
Riveting stories
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales then you would definitely want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
good central plot with strong characters

Sweet Bride

The book certainly stands out for all the right reasons which is why it is listed as one of the top ten fairies books. From the creative take on some of the more ghoulish fairy tales to the brilliant narrative, this book certainly has it all. It also happens to be an MP3 book.

Read it For:
interesting story
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales then you would want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
the strong well developed plot as well as the central characters which makes the book all the more entertaining to read

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