4 beloved Disney Fairytales that have offbeat YA novels

By in A.G. Howard, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, Ariel, Ash Novel, Beauty and The Beast, Belle, Cinderella, Cruel Beauty, Different versions, Fathomless, Jackson Pearce, Lewis Carroll, Malinda Lo, Rosamund Hodge, Splintered, The Little Mermaid, YA, YA Novels, Young Adult
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These YA novels are based off of our most favorite Disney Fairytales.

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  1. Ash by Malinda Lo                                                                      Cinderella

Like Disney’s fairytale, Cinderella, Ash losses her father and is left at the hands of a cruel stepmother. Her only comfort being the fairytales she reads, which lead her to hope fairies would rescue her from her misery. A fairy prince, Sidhean, comes to claim her but not before she meets a huntress who she soon falls in love with. This time prince charming is not the true love, but a beautiful noblewoman. Take that Prince Charming!

2.  Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge                                            Belle

In this tale, Nyx’s father’s reckless bargaining gets her engaged to the beast. Unlike the Disney fairytale version, she doesn’t plan to stay with him, until her father finds a way to help. She is actually trained to kill him and break the curse he has put on her people. Now she has to struggle with choosing between ending the curse for her people and loving the man that has charmed her. Im guessing the plates and candlesticks are not key characters in this book.

3. Fathomless by Jackson Pearce                                                    Ariel

Ariel was always a mermaid only longing to be above the sea. Lo, on the other hand, is a Mermaid who was once a human. She can’t remember her past life and her only longing is for a human to fall in love with her, so she can take his soul and become human again. But her new friend Cecilia, has a developing relationship with Jude, the human whose soul she hopes to keep. Disney fairytales have never been so dark. This mermaid has bigger problems below the sea, and above, that have nothing to do with a flounder or a crab.

4. Splintered by A.G. Howard                                                              Alice

Alyssa could hear bugs and flowers, a crazy inheritance, that leaves her mother in a mental institute. After her mothers situation gets worse, she finds out that these psycho tendencies are not accidental, she is truly the ancestor of the original Alice in Wonderland. Now she must return to a much darker Wonderland to fix everything before her world collapses. Lucky for Allysa, she has two men to choose from, a mysterious guide and her crush. Our Alice never had any time for men! I blame the mad hatter.

 

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