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Old Tales, New Twists: A Fantasy eBook List


Do you have an eReader? Is part of the appeal that it looks like you're living in the future? Have you found yourself wishing for more fantastical books to match your futuristic reading device? 

Look no further.

The premises might sound familiar but these books all take traditional story elements and turn them upside down. And you can get them on your ereader for free right here.

Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart
For Gretchen Yee, life as an artificial red head is anything but glamorous, especially when she feels too ordinary to fit in at her artsy high school. But it turns out life as a vermin, specifically as a fly on the wall of the boys locker room, is even worse. But after a week maybe Gretchen will have learned enough to live life as a superhero instead.
Available in EPUB

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
Living in New Avalon and having your own personal fairy should be awesome. But for Charlie, it totally sucks. Charlie doesn't have a cool fairy to help her find nice clothes, or one to improve her grades, or make boys like her. Charlie is too young to drive, but she has a parking fairy. And she is going to get rid of it if it's the last thing she does.
Available in EPUB

Magic Under Glass by Jacklyn Dolamore

Nimira came to Lorinar to seek her fortune, but instead she finds seedy music halls and natives who treat her like foreign trash. When a handsome sorcerer offers Nimira work singing with a mysterious automaton he may also be giving her the key to her happiness. If only she can discover the automaton's secrets…
Available in EPUB

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Cal Thompson lives in a world where vampires are real—well, sort of real. Parasite positives, "Peeps" for short, start to hate sunlight and everything they once loved. And they crave human blood. Cal is a carrier for the parasite and part of an organization dedicated to hunting Peeps down.
Available in EPUB, PDF, and Mobipocket

Sabriel by Garth Nix
When her father, the Abhorsen, becomes trapped in Death, Sabriel has to assume her rightful duties as the next Abhorsen and save him, and perhaps many others, from the dead that would keep him and claim the world of the living for themselves.
Available in PDF and Mobipocket

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Gen can steal anything. At least he can when he isn't locked in the king's prison. It's a terrible risk, but if Gen can steal a hidden artifact he might be able to win his freedom and something more.
Available in EPUB

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Each full moon, Jena and her sisters cross the wildwood to visit the enchanted glade of the Other Realm for a night of dancing and revelry. Everyone knows the wildwood is a dangerous place filled with witches, ghosts and all manner of other worldly creatures—and the lake that claimed Jena’s cousin years ago. But no harm can come from dancing. Or can it?

Available in PDF


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