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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED (through 9/22/24)

Book List: Fairy Tale Reboots

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Splintered / A.G. Howard.

Splintered / A.G. Howard.

Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers the same way her mother did. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell. Alyssa might be crazy, but she is managing to keep it together.
Stepsister / Jennifer Donnelly.

Stepsister / Jennifer Donnelly.

Isabelle’s about to win the handsome prince. Except she isn’t the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper, she’s the ugly stepsister who’s cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella’s shoe, which is now filling with blood.
To kill a kingdom / Alexandra Christo.

To kill a kingdom / Alexandra Christo.

When a twist of fate forces Lira to kill one of her own, the Sea Queen transforms her into a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver the siren hunter, Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen.
Sea witch / Sarah Henning.

Sea witch / Sarah Henning.

When a girl looking like deceased Anna appears on the shore, Evie is convinced she survived. This new friend has secrets of her own however, she can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. 
Cinderella, necromancer / F. M. Boughan.

Cinderella, necromancer / F. M. Boughan.

Ellison’s father has found new love, but he doesn’t notice that she does not get along with his new wife or her mean daughters. When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome, she wonders if it could be the key to her freedom.
Forest of a thousand lanterns : rise of the empress, book 1 / Julie C. Dao.

Forest of a thousand lanterns : rise of the empress, book 1 / Julie C. Dao.

Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read greatness in the cards, but is the darkness she must embrace to reach the thrown too high a price?
Snow White / Matt Phelan.

Snow White / Matt Phelan.

When Samantha White returns to NYC after being sent away by her cruel stepmother only to find her father suffered a sudden death, seven street urchins become her brave protectors.
Never never / Brianna Shrum.

Never never / Brianna Shrum.

A man in a world that hates men, Captain James Hook was once a young boy, trapped in Neverland. When Peter refused to bring him back so he could grow up, it started a feud that would last lifetimes.
The sleeper and the spindle / Neil Gaiman illustrated by Chris Riddell.

The sleeper and the spindle / Neil Gaiman illustrated by Chris Riddell.

On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. Donning her chain mail and sword, she follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom.
Beastly / Alex Flinn.

Beastly / Alex Flinn.

Kyle Kingsbury is a beast. Turned into a monster by the witch in his English class. Now he must find true love in Manhattan before he can return to his human form.
Cheshire crossing / Andy Weir illustrated by Sarah Andersen.

Cheshire crossing / Andy Weir illustrated by Sarah Andersen.

When Alice, Dorothy and Wendy find each other at a special boarding school designed to help them harness their magical powers, the villains are inadvertently set free, stirring up an unexpected adventure.
The wrath & the dawn / Renée Ahdieh.

The wrath & the dawn / Renée Ahdieh.

Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy king of Khorasan, but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.
Red hood / Elana K. Arnold.

Red hood / Elana K. Arnold.

Since her grandmother became her caretaker, Bisou lived a good, quiet life. When she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her, she is left with questions about the blood in her past.
Red wolf / Rachel Vincent.

Red wolf / Rachel Vincent.

Adele is one of a long line of guardians, women who are able to change into wolves. Tasked with the job of protecting their village in secret, she must choose between the life she yearns for and the life she was chosen for.
Skin of the sea / Natasha Bowen.

Skin of the sea / Natasha Bowen.

When Simi, an African mermaid charged with collecting the souls of those who die at sea, witnesses a living boy thrown overboard, she goes against an ancient decree and saves his life. Now, punishment awaits those who dare to defy the gods.
Cinder & glass / Melissa de la Cruz.

Cinder & glass / Melissa de la Cruz.

Cinder is a prisoner in her own home, but when all maidens are invited to attend the balls and events in honor of Prince Louis, she sees her opportunity for escape. However, life amongst the royals is more complicated than she had imagined.
A whole new world : a twisted tale / Liz Braswell.

A whole new world : a twisted tale / Liz Braswell.

When Jafar steals the Genie’s lamp, his first two wishes are to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish. To stop him, Aladdin and the deposed Princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion.
Other ever afters : new queer fairy tales / by Melanie Gillman.

Other ever afters : new queer fairy tales / by Melanie Gillman.

What if the giant who abducted you was actually thoughtful and kind? What if you didn’t want to marry your handsome suitor? What if happily ever after turned out differently than expected?
Heartless / Marissa Meyer.

Heartless / Marissa Meyer.

Before she was the Queen of Hearts, Cath was just a girl looking for love. When she falls for the court Joker, Cath risks offending the king. In a land full of magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
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