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12 Enchanting Fairy Tales for Adults

Between 'once upon a time' and 'happily ever after,' these fairy tale-like stories will cast a spell on adult readers.

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Skin Folk

Skin Folk

By Nalo Hopkinson

Deerskin

Deerskin

By Robin McKinley

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Snow White, Blood Red

Snow White, Blood Red

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Travellers in Magic

Travellers in Magic

By Lisa Goldstein

Melmoth

Melmoth

By Sarah Perry

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Uprooted

By Naomi Novik

The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle

By Neil Gaiman

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Wicked

By Gregory Maguire

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The Princess Bride

By William Goldman

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas

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All the Birds in the Sky

By Charlie Jane Anders