Top 10 Fairies Books of 2017

 

Fairy tales have always stood for enforcing morals and principles to the point that it became the cornerstone of most fairy tales from Sleeping beauty to red riding hood. The most prevalent theme present in most fairy tales had to do more with children growing up, misbehaving which resulted in them getting punished. But since then, especially in the last few decades, the fairy tales or books about fairies have taken on all hues and colors, with some even resembling horror stories to the point that you cannot tell them apart.

The current year has indeed been a great one for fairy books, tales of the dark and the mysterious – each imbued with its author’s creative twist that would leave you literary gasping for more at the end. These books feature some of the very best and brightest in the literary world, and their stories stand out for all the right reasons. This is why you definitely need to review the list below for some of the best fairies books to ever come out this year. Each book has its own merits, do read the synopsis to know more about the wonderful land of fairies and magic at its very best.

 

Tangleweed and Brine

This book takes on some of the old best loved fairy tales like Cinderella and Rumplestiskin and provides them with a makeover. Most of the characters or the main protagonists in the book are women. You could tag this book as a feminist retelling of some of the best loved fairy tales to date

Read it For:
with tight plots and well detailed storylines, this book is a pleasure to read which is why it is one of the top fairies books of 2017
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 brilliantly crafted stories with a new twist in each one

Cinder

if you are familiar with the YA YA books, then you would love this book as well; it features a female cyborg trying hard to save earth from various villains out there. While the premise may seem a tad cliché, the fact of the matter is that Marissa makes it work with her beautiful narrative as she weaves a dark web of mystery over the lot, definitely one of the best fairy books to come out recently

Read it For:
if you love science fiction and fairy tales, then you would definitely want to read this one
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?:
strong characters, wonderful plot that keeps you engaged from page one

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories

Though this book was published nearly a decade back, it still ranks as one of the best books as it got republished this year. It is a dark take on some of the classical lore, the stuff that Grimm Bother’s used to collect from all over Europe. Most of the stories featured here are a retelling of the classical one with a new creative twist, making it hard for you to put the book down.

Read it For:
if you love dark gothic retelling of classical fairy tales, you would love this book
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?:
strong characters and beautiful narrative

A Thousand Nights

If you had loved the tales weaved by the ebullient Scheherazade, then you would definitely love this book. It takes up where the thousand and one nights left off and moves into a whole new plane, thanks to the brilliant story telling by Johnston. This book is definitely one of the must read fairies books for this year.

Read it For:
brilliant narrative with a tight plot that keeps you rivetted to the spot from page one
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?:
the classic retelling of a favourite fairy tale with a new twist
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The Call

This book is definitely for the adults as it features a rather stark, take on some of the most loved Irish fairy tales. The book features a bunch of children doing their best to avoid being captured by the fairies who would just about love to torture them. A rather dark dystopian world weaved brilliantly by Peadar, a must read fairies books that you would not want to miss out on

Read it For:
a new take on classical fairy tales
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairies or books about them, then you would want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
the brilliant narrative and the fast paced plot

Tender Morsels

This book is a retelling of the classical snow white and rose red with rather creative story line, with a more nuanced take on feminism. It is fast paced and should keep you engrossed right from page one, so much so that you would not be able to put it down till the last page has been turned which is why this book ranks right at the top as one of the best fairies books of 2017

Read it For:
a dark take on classic fairy tales
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales then you would definitely want to sit this one out
What makes this book stand out?:
the interesting narrative used by the author as well as the rich descriptions and vivid imagery used to good effect in this book

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

if you were looking for a fairy tale book with a difference, then this one is as good as it gets. It is a collection of some of the dark classic fairy tales with modern take on some but featuring the same from the perspective of some of the most reviled villains in fairy tale world, from the evil queen to Little mermaid’s sea witch.

Read it For:
a different take on some of the most favourite fairy tales
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales, you may want to sit this one out
What makes this book stand out?:
brilliantly conceived and executed by the author with tight plot lines.

Lost Boy

if you loved your Peter Pan books, then you would definitely love this one as well. It retells the story of Peter Pan right from the day when they met to how they were best friends. A remarkable interweaving of narrative by the author, making this book stand out for all the right reasons which is why it is one of the top fairies books  

Read it For:
for the innovative story line on a classical tale
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales then you would want to give this one a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
the fast paced plot, interesting characters

The Sin Eater’s Daughter

This book inspired in part by Rapunzel is both dark as well as exciting; the author has crafted a unique tale based on an old fairy tale and has come up with an outstanding trilogy that would put all others to shame. This book is a must read and offers you with a dark tableau that should keep you guessing till the last page is turned.

Read it For:
a new take on Rapunzel
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into fairy tales, then you would want to sit this one out
What makes this book stand out?:
strong characters, tight plot

Frogkisser

this is a modern take on the classic fairy tale with innovative story telling at its best. Though the basic premise seems to be the same as with the classic one at the outset, Garth nevertheless manages to weave an intricate web of love, betrayal and magic which comes with a hefty price. A must read book

Read it For:
some smart storytelling which makes the book all the more engrossing to read
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?:
riveting story line, strong characters

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