Miss Megan, I need your help! My parents just …

Miss Megan, I need your help! My parents just got me a kindle, and I'm finally looking for the books I couldn't find here in Brazil. I know you've made a post about books with a BatB dynamic, and even recommend other versions of the tale that are not Perrault's but I can't find the post anywhere! Can you please recommend me some?

Oooh~! Beauty and the Beast books are one of my specialties! This isn’t an exhaustive list, since there are some really cringeworthy adaptations of the story out there, but these ones range from “That was OK” to “I own three copies”. Hope it’s helpful!

Straight-up Fairy Tale Retellings

Beauty – Robin McKinley 

Rose Daughter – Robin McKinley

Beast – Donna Jo Napoli

Belle – Cameron Dokey

Modern retellings

Beastly – Alex Flynn

Beast – Marion Churchland

Anthologies and Collections

The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter (The courtship of Mr. Lyon, The Tiger’s Bride)

The Rose and The Beast – Francesca Lia Block (Beast)

Red as Blood or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer – Tanith Lee  (Beauty)

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears – ed. Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling (The Beast)

Happily Ever After – ed. John Klima (The Rose Garden)

GRIM – ed.Christine Johnson (Beast/Beast, Beauty and the Chad)

The Blue Fairy Book – Andrew Lang (Beauty and the Beast)

A Twist on the Theme

The Princess Curse – Merrie Haskell

The Fire Rose – Mercedes Lackey

Twice Upon a Time: The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away – Wendy Mass

Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge

Ingrid and the Wolf – André Alexis

Castle Waiting – Linda Medley


Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale – Betsy Hearne

Beauties and Beasts (Oryx Multicultural Folktale Collection) – Betsy Hearne

Six Myths of Our Time – Marina Warner

The Classic Fairy Tales – Iona and Peter Opie

Beauty and the Beast Tales from Around the World – Heidi Anne Heiner

The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast: A Handbook – Jerry Griswold

And, of course, you may enjoy my own adaptation of Beauty and The Beast in it’s webcomic and print form! You can also offer a review on Goodreads or subscribe to my neglected Patreon! 😉