There's enough of the familiar fairy tales in this world to please readers with recognition and enough new elements to intrigue them. The book is fast-paced and the tone is dark. Be warned: this isn't a Disney fairy tale of happily ever after, this is a world where sleeping beauty never woke up and her castle is covered in the bodies of those who tried, and failed, to save her.
Reckless by Cornelia Funke
7th - 8th Grade
Tags: Adventure, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Fast-Paced, Retellings