But anyway, if I was going to list all the fractured fairy tales I've heard about, it would be an extremely long list. So instead, I have three books for you that not only twist one fairy tale, but several of them. They're quite magical. They're quite wonderful. And they're best if read on a rainy day, under a fuzzy blanket, with a cup of coffee.
"The Wishing Spell" by Chris Colfer
Alex and Conner Bailey are twin brother and sister, their personalities as different as their looks are similar. When their grandmother comes to visit and gives them a very special book of fairy tales called The Land of Stories, they end up traveling through the book into the fairy tale world. In order to get back home, they must embark on a scavenger hunt for a series of unusual objects scattered throughout the kingdoms of this magical world. But with every object they set out to find, there are plenty of troubles waiting for them. The way the author twisted the characters is especially commendable!
"The Fairy Tale Detectives" by Michael Buckley
Since their parents disappeared, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have bounced from foster home to foster home, leading Sabrina to master the art of sneakiness - they have run away from every guardian. But when placed in the care of the grandma they didn't know existed, they arrive at a strange town called Ferryport Landing. Here Prince Charming is mayor, a mischievous fairy boy named Puck rules the woods as Trickster King, and some surprising discoveries await about their vanished mother and father.
"Flunked" by Jen Calonita
Formerly wicked, Cinderella's stepmother Flora has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School. Its purpose: to transform all Enchantasia's juvenile delinquents into honorable, law-keeping citizens. Gilly, a petty thief, should have known she'd end up in Fairy Tale Reform School - seriously, though, it was a hair clip that drew the line! As soon as she steps foot in the school, her only wish is to leave. Until she meets Jax and Kayla, that is. Soon she learns that there are secrets within the walls of the magical school, mysteries that lead Gilly to wonder... Can a villain really change?