As children, we love fairy tales. Our parents read them to us before bedtime, we watch Disney transform them from page to screen, we even pretend to be the princess in the castle, or the prince fighting the evil villain. As we start to grow up, we realize the tales aren’t nearly as PG as Disney wants us to believe, but we still enjoy them, and are entranced by their magic. Once we become adults, the magic seems to disappear. We might still watch the movies, read the books to our children, but there aren’t nearly as many books geared toward us. There are the children’s books, the children’s movies, and that’s it. It’s as if society doesn’t want adults to continue to experience that magic and enchantment.
Until now. Writers are starting to realize the fairy tale genre is alive and well, and readers want to continue to be taken to far off lands full of heroes, heroines, villains, and in some cases, maybe even a dragon. The latest trend is taking some of our favorite classic fairy tales, such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, and reworking them. Here are six books that will transport you to imaginary lands full of magic, romance, and in some cases, danger.