Here’s a list of the best contemporary fairy-tale authors out there. Some write children’s books, some young-adult, and some most decidedly adult. I’ve put ratings on each of them: C for children (5 to 10), YA for young adult (10 to 15), and M for mature (16+). Remember, we don’t believe in censorship here at Lit.Scribbles, but we do believe in knowing what you’re reading! Most of these books will be reviewed on this site. As I review them, I’ll link to the reviews, so you can see if you’d be interested in reading them.

Gail Carson Levine (YA)

1. Ella Enchanted HarperCollins, 1994.
2. The Two Princesses of Bamarre. Harper Collins, 2001.
3. Fairest. HarperCollins, 2006.
4. Ever. HarperCollins, 2008.

Kate DiCamillo (C and YA)

1. The Tale of Despereaux. Candlewick Press, September 2003

Angela Carter (M)

1. The Bloody Chamber. Vintage, 1979. ISBN 0 09 958811 0.

Neil Gaiman (C) (YA)

1. Coraline. HarperCollins, 2003. ISBN 0380807343, 9780380807345.
2. The Graveyard Book. HarperCollins, 2008. ISBN 0061709417, 9780061709418.

Gregory Maguire (M)

1. Wicked. HarperCollins, 1996. ISBN 0060987103, 9780060987107.
2. Son of a Witch. HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN 0060548932, 9780060548933
3. A Lion Among Men. HarperCollins, 2008.
4. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Regan Books, 1999. ISBN 0060392827, 9780060392826
5. Mirror, Mirror. HarperCollins, 2004. ISBN 0060988657, 9780060988654

Jane Yolen (YA)

1. Briar Rose. Tor Books, 1992. 0-812-55862-6
2. The Acorn Quest. T.Y. Crowell, 1981. 0-690-04106-3 (C)

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