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Queer Retellings of Popular Myths & Fairy Tales

Enjoy this curated selection of queer retellings of popular myths and fairy tales!

In the Vanishers’ Palace

By: Aliette de Bodard
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 6 hours 44 minutes

From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast.



In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land . . .



A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village's debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world.



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Once & Future

By: Cory McCarthy & A. R. Capetta
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 10 hours 55 minutes

King Arthur as you've never seen her! This bold, sizzling YA novel reimagines the Once and Future King as a teenage girl determined to save the universe from an evil curse.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
I've been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the... Read more

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The Witch and the Vampire

By: Francesca Flores
Narrated by: Bailey Carr & Mary Helen Gallucci
Length: 10 hours 21 minutes

“A deliciously satisfying sapphic supernatural retelling of Rapunzel? Yes, please! Ava and Kaye are witches and best friends until Ava becomes a vampire. Trapped in the attic by her powerful mother, Ava wants nothing more than her freedom while Kaye is on the outside hating her old friend for becoming the very thing they've been taught to abhor.... Read more

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Sometime After Midnight

By: L. Philips
Narrated by: Will Ropp & Andrew Eiden
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

"Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist meets Cinderella in this thoroughly modern romance." —HelloGigglesLate one night in a dingy Los Angeles club, Nate and Cameron meet and discover they have much more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir to a soul-sucking record label—the very one that... Read more

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Burning Roses

By: S.L. Huang
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 3 hours 23 minutes

Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves and woods.



Hou Yi the Archer is tired, and knows she's past her prime.



They would both rather just be retired, but that's not what the world has ready for them.



When deadly sunbirds begin to ravage the countryside, threatening everything they've both grown to love, the two must join forces.... Read more

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The Grimrose Girls

Grimrose Girls

By: Laura Pohl
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes

FOUR FRIENDS, ONE MURDER, AND A DARK FATE THAT MAY LEAVE THEM ALL DOOMED …After the mysterious death of their best friend, Ella, Yuki, and Rory are the talk of their elite school, Grimrose Académie. The police ruled Ariane’s death as a suicide, but the trio is determined to find out what really happened.When Nani Eszes arrives as their newest... Read more

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The Winter Duke

By: Claire Eliza Bartlett
Narrated by: Chloe Cannon
Length: 11 hours 54 minutes

Ekata’s family is in trouble and since she survived the curse, she must survive the throne–but first she needs to find out how to save the people she loves.

All Ekata wants is to stay alive—and the chance to prove herself as a scholar. Once Ekata's brother is finally named heir to the dukedom of Kylma Above, there will be nothing to keep her at... Read more

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The Winter Knight

By: Jes Battis
Narrated by: Gail Shalan, Dylan Kiedman, Nicky Endres, Lee Osorio & Gabra Zackman
Length: 12 hours 56 minutes

Arthurian legends are reborn in this upbeat queer urban fantasy with a mystery at its heart

The knights of the round table are alive in Vancouver, but when one winds up dead, it’s clear the familiar stories have taken a left turn. Hildie, a Valkyrie and the investigator assigned to the case, wants to find the killer ― and maybe figure her life... Read more

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The Mirror Season

By: Anna-Marie McLemore
Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes

Graciela Cristales's whole world changes after she and a boy she barely knows are assaulted at the same party. She loses her gift for making enchanted pan dulce. Neighborhood trees vanish overnight, while mirrored glass appears, bringing reckless magic with it. And Ciela is haunted by what happened to her and what happened to the boy whose name... Read more

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn

By: Melissa Bashardoust
Narrated by: Nikki Massoud
Length: 10 hours 6 minutes

“This gorgeous young adult fantasy is based on ancient Persian folkore and history, and this made it especially enjoyable as an audiobook because you do not have to guess at the pronunciation of words. Lush world building with romantic elements and an epic quest makes for an enthralling and hard to stop reading/listening tale. Soraya’s journey... Read more

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A Curse of Roses

By: Diana Pinguicha
Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo
Length: 10 hours 23 minutes

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty …With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies.There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before... Read more

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The Bone Spindle

The Bone Spindle: Book #1

By: Leslie Vedder
Narrated by: Lindsey Dorcus
Length: 11 hours 43 minutes

An Instant Indie Bestseller!
 
Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince.

Fi is a bookish treasure hunter with a knack for ruins and riddles, who definitely doesn’t believe in true love.

Shane is a tough-as-dirt girl warrior from the north who likes cracking skulls,... Read more

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Summer in the City of Roses

By: Michelle Ruiz Keil
Narrated by: Michelle Ruiz Keil
Length: 9 hours 25 minutes

All her life, seventeen-year-old Iph has protected her sensitive younger brother, Orr. But this summer, with their mother gone at an artist residency, their father decides it’s time for fifteen-year-old Orr to toughen up at a wilderness boot camp. When their father brings Iph to a work gala in downtown Portland and breaks the news, Orr has... Read more

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Malice

A Novel

Malice: Book #1

By: Heather Walter
Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
Length: 13 hours 13 minutes

A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this “bewitching and fascinating” (Tamora Pierce) retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale.
 
“Walter’s spellbinding debut is for all the queer girls and women who’ve been told to keep their gifts hidden and for those yearning to defy gravity.”—O: The... Read more

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass

By: Melissa Bashardoust
Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
Length: 12 hours 54 minutes

"Narrator Jennifer Ikeda's pacing adds drama and intrigue to this twist on the classic Snow White story...listeners will enjoy this fresh take on a traditional tale that is filled with magic and strong female characters who must become allies rather than rivals." — AudioFile Magazine

Breakout author Melissa Bashardoust delivers a feminist fantasy...
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Silver in the Wood & Drowned Country

Greenhollow Duology

By: Emily Tesh
Narrated by: Cornell Collins & Matthew Lloyd Davies
Length: 5 hours 50 minutes

Silver in the Wood is a beautiful, atmospheric story that draws from folklore in creative and enchanting ways. Immerse yourself in the forest with the mythical Wild Man, his dryads, and his pet cat. Read more

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The Song of Achilles

A Novel

By: Madeline Miller
Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
Length: 11 hours 14 minutes

“This is one of the best books I've ever read. Do your heart a favor and read this beautiful, tender, heartbreaking book. Read more

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