Which is why Nerissa finds herself agreeing to help Breena, a Damsel in Distress, even though she’d rather wrangle a whole posse of evil stepmothers than accept the job. To her credit, Breena, would rather kiss a hundred toads than work with a fairy godmother.
After an ill-fated attempt to get out of their contract, Breena now has whiskers, claws, and a tail. Finding a suitable prince for a small, white cat isn’t going to be easy, but that’s the least of Nerissa’s problems. The person who gave Breena the “cat” potion isn’t going to stop until she’s destroyed everything Nerissa stands for as a fairy godmother.
If she wants to save Breena, Nerissa is going to have figure out where the fairy tale went wrong and how she can bring a Happily Ever After to the only girl she’s ever failed.
Catspell is a retelling of The White Cat.
Read the Series in Order:
Trollspell (#5) Coming Soon!
With every end comes a new beginning in the fourth installment of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, Quests for Glory.
Join Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and the other students as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods—The Camelot Years—where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives.
The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever.
For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone.
When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them...
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Nerissa should have been getting ready to celebrate another successful Happily Ever After. Instead, she has to track down her runaway DID—Damsel in Distress—who may or may not have been kidnapped by a dragon.
A dragon who happens to be a close, personal friend.
But time is running out. Her DID has attracted the attention of some very powerful winds bent on gaining their freedom—and they aren’t above using her DID to gain it.
So that’s one fairy tale temporarily on hold while Nerissa deals with a dragon, seven errant winds, and her DID.
Because if there’s one thing a fair godmother won’t tolerate, it’s an Unhappily Ever After.
Read the complete series in order:
A boxed set containing the entire Fairy Godmother Dilemma series (60% cheaper than buying individual books) is also available.
Key words: fairy tale, fractured fairy tale, fairy godmother, tween, teen, ya, fantasy, magic, young adult, upper middle grade, first in series, prequel, the fairy godmother dilemma, ya fantasy
As much as Cherrie wants to save Grams, her need to protect her older brother from the fairies and the rest of the real world wins out. Who knows what lurks in a world populated by winged menaces? But when the fairy talks Cherrie’s brother into going to the fairy realm, Cherrie mounts a rescue attempt to save him. To her surprise, it’s not her brother who needs rescuing—it’s the fairies. Someone is stealing their lights and imprisoning them, and it’s up to Cherrie and her brother to free them. But saving the fairies, keeping her brother safe, and returning home requires the help of the Phoenix. And the price for his aid doesn’t come cheap. If Cherrie wants to succeed, she must be willing to part with her greatest possession: her heart.
Of Wind and Winter
Of Firebirds and Frost
Of Indigo and Ice
Of Secrets and Snow
Key Words: fairy tale, fairy tale fantasy, fantasy, high fantasy, epic fantasy, dragon, the snow queen, snow white, fantasy and magic, myths, legends, fairy tale series, fantasy series, ya fantasy
Lyralind hadn’t meant to steal the apple. Neither had she planned to put the Lord and Lady of Skye into a deep—and possibly eternal—sleep.
And she certainly hadn’t intended to bring about the end of the world in the process.
But, as any good thief knows, what you intend and what you get aren’t always the same thing.
Still, there is a chance she can save the world. She just has to single-handedly go against the most cunning evil the world has faced in a very long time.
Fortunately, she knows a back way in.
Bottomless is a short story (~8,000 words) set in the world of Tales of the Snow Queen. It takes place long before Baba Yaga ever stole Aneira away, and is best read before the second tale of the Snow Queen (Of Firebirds and Frost).
Instead, she stumbles in upon a theft in progress. To make matters worse, the Babas had simply been waiting to spring their trap. They need both Aneira and the thief’s help, and they aren’t above threatening life and limb to get it.
As before, the Babas offer a choice: retrieve a firebird egg and the maiden they wish to apprentice, and the baby firebird in their possession will be free to find a more hospitable home. Refuse, and the selfsame firebird may well end up plucked and lightly seasoned.
The tasks are far from simple—especially when their journey takes them to the heart of Summer’s country. (An unpleasant proposition when your heart is made entirely of frost.)
Time grows short, and Aneira must decide if her heart—and the hope of returning home—is worth more than the fate of a baby firebird and a maiden she has never met.
The choice she makes will set her on a course that will either save who she is or destroy who she has the potential to become.
Key Words: fairy tales, the snow queen, fantasy, magic, children, juvenile fiction, juvenile fantasy, danyelle leafty, magic apples, kids books, fairy tale, series
Only Aneira is no longer the mortal girl Baba Yaga spirited away so many years ago. Her heart is completely frozen, and she has cut ties with all she was before. Unfortunately the consequence of her actions is an endless winter that would cocoon the world in ice and snow.
Unless they are able to anchor her heart to balance the magics and what is left of her mortality.
Only one creature knows how to anchor a heart and banish the winter from it: the great ice dragon Indigo who has been imprisoned in an enchanted slumber.
He is willing to help them in exchange for the answers to three riddles of his own. Riddles that are every bit as dangerous as a heart filled with the power of winter and frozen through with ice.
Read the series in order:
Bottomless (prequel short story)
Of Wind and Winter (#1)
Of Firebirds and Frost (#2)
Of Indigo and Ice (#3)
Of Secrets and Snow (#4)
Key Terms: fairy tale, the snow queen, winter, magic, fantasy, fairy tales for kids, fairy tales for tweens, danyelle leafty, middle grade, upper middle grade, mg, fairy tale retelling, winter fairy tale, fairy tale series, the snow queen series
Tracking down the family magic turns out to be surprisingly easy. Now, if only it came with instructions . . .