Most Anticipated 2021 Retellings

By Once Upon a Bookcase

By Once Upon a Bookcase

Into the Heartless Wood

Joanna Ruth Meyer

£14.99 £13.94

A gender-reimagined retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.

The Seventh Raven

Elliott David Elliott and Cai Rovina Cai

£13.99 £13.01

Retelling of The Seventh Raven by The Brothers Grimm, told in verse.


Lucy Holland

£16.98 £15.79

Retelling of the folk ballad The Two Sisters.

The Light of the Midnight Stars: The beautiful and timeless tale of love, loss and sisterhood

Rena Rossner

£14.99 £13.94

Retelling of The Boys of the Golden Stars by Mite Kremnitz.

These Feathered Flames

Alexandra Overy

£12.99 £12.08

Retelling of Russian folktale The Firebird.

Ariadne: The Brilliant Feminist Debut that Everyone is Talking About

Jennifer Saint

£14.99 £13.94

Retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

For the Wolf

Hannah Whitten

£8.99 £8.36

Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault / The Brothers Grimm and Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.

Sisters of the Snake

Sasha Nanua and Sarena Nanua

£12.99 £12.08

Gender-reimagined retelling of The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.

Malice: A Novel

Heather Walter

£14.99 £13.94

Retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Giambattista Basile / Charles Perrault / The Brothers Grimm from the Evil Fairy/"Maleficent"'s point of view.

Six Crimson Cranes

Elizabeth Lim

£14.99 £13.94

Retelling of The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson / The Six Swans by The Brothers Grimm.

Beasts and Beauty

Soman Chainani and Julia Iredale

£16.98 £15.79

Retellings of various fairy tales.

Little Thieves

Margaret Owen

£14.99 £13.94

Retelling of The Goose Girl by The Brothers Grimm.


Angela Mi Young Hur

£20.99 £19.52

Honourable mention; inspired by Korean folklore.


Veronica G. Henry

£8.99 £8.36

Honourable mention; inspired by the folklore of Yoruba traditions.

The Wolf and the Woodsman: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Ava Reid

£14.99 £13.94

Honourable mention; inspired by Hungarian folklore.

Black Water Sister

Zen Cho

£14.99 £13.94

Honourable mention; inspired by Malaysian folklore.

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