Classic: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Publication Date: 2007-08-21
When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil Aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne. (J/YA)
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot (Artist)
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
In graphic novel format the author traces the influences behind Lewis Carroll's celebrated stories and focuses on Sunderland, England, one of Carroll's favorite haunts, providing updates to his biography and covering famous events and locales. (YA)
Classic: Arabian Nights
The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Once upon a time is timely once again as fresh, quirky heroines breathe life into much-loved characters. From a well-reviewed romance writer come two updated renditions of favorite fairy tales. As these heroines master their respective destinies, girl power finds its own happily ever after. (YA)
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
Publication Date: 1998-05-01
When Marjan, a thirteen-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan's harem in ancient Persia, she gathers for Shahrazad the stories which will save the queen's life. (YA)
Classic: Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
The Food of Love by Anthony Capella
Publication Date: 2004-07-15
Laura, a twenty something American, is on her first trip to Italy. She's completely enamored of the art, beauty, and, of course, food that Rome has to offer. Soon she's enamored of the handsome and charming Tomasso, too, who tells her he's a chef at the famed Templi restaurant and proceeds to woo her with his gastronomic creations. But Tomasso hasn't been entirely truthful - he's really just a waiter. The master chef behind the tantalizing meals is his talented but shy friend Bruno, who loves Laura from afar. Thus begins a typical comedy of errors full of romance, culinary magic, and the sensual atmosphere of Italy.
Flawless by Lara Chapman
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
In this modern take on the Cyrano story, brilliant and witty high school student Sarah Burke, who is cursed with an enormous nose, helps her beautiful best friend try to win the heart of a handsome and smart new student, even though Sarah wants him for herself. (YA)
At Face Value by Emily Franklin
Publication Date: 2008-10-08
In this twist on the Cyrano story, talented and witty Cyrie Bergerac, a high school senior cursed with an enormous nose, has a secret crush on her popular friend Eddie Roxanninoff. (YA)
So I Am Glad by A. L. Kennedy
Publication Date: 2000-01-04
A chronicle of the sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious events in a love affair between a young Scottish woman and a man who claims to be the ghost of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Classic: Dracula by Bram Stoker
IDrakula by Bekka Black
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Harker, his girlfriend Mina, and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of Jonathan's rare blood disease, in a modern version of Bram Stoker's "Dracula." The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging - the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings. (YA)
Bloodline by Kate Cary
Publication Date: 2005-08-18
In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.(YA)
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
Publication Date: 2010-08-10
Mina Murray records in her private diary the intimate details of what really happened between her and Count Dracula, their passionate affair and all the happiness--and terror--that came with it, as well as her struggle against an evil force that has relentlessly pursued her.
Dracula, My Love by Syrie James
Publication Date: 2010-07-20
Mina Harker is the married lover of Count Dracula and, although aware of his dark nature, she nevertheless believes that he is capable of love, all the while knowing that her involvement with him is putting her life at risk.
Classic: Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On the Devil's Court by Carl Deuker
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Struggling with his feelings of inadequacy and his failure to make the basketball team in his new school, seventeen-year-old Joe Faust finds himself willing to trade his soul for one perfect season of basketball. (YA)
The Wager by Donna Jo Napoli
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
Having lost everything in a tidal wave in 1169 Sicily, nineteen-year-old Don Giovanni makes a simple-sounding wager with a stranger he recognizes as the devil but, while desperate enough to surrender his pride and good looks for three years, he is not willing to give up his soul. (YA)
Classic: Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Publication Date: 1994-10-21
The tale is told in a series of letters penned by Walton, an English explorer in the Arctic. He tells how Frankenstein, a student of natural philosophy in Geneva, discovered how to give life to inanimate matter and set about to create the monster. Born with incredible strength and schooled inhuman emotion by studies of Goethe, Plutarch, and Paradise Lost, the horrible creature is soon lonely and miserable, and turns on Frankenstein after the scientist refuses to create a mate.
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd
Publication Date: 2009-10-06
An unlikely friendship between a pair of nineteenth-century Oxford students, researcher Victor Frankenstein and poet Percy Bysshe Shelly, is marked by disparate religious beliefs that lead to Victor's grisly experimentations with corpses.
Lost Souls by Dean Koontz
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
As Victor Leben, formerly Frankenstein, begins his work to create a race of superhumans, five people, including Victor's original creation, Deucalion, gather in a small Montana town to face dangers they have never known before in order to oppose Victor.
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
Publication Date: 2011-08-23
When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura. (YA)
Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
In 1918 London, fifteen-year-old Billy, a pickpocket, meets Mr. Creecher, a monstrous giant, and their relationship swiftly turns from pure convenience to a strong bond as they journey northwards on the trail of Victor Frankenstein. (YA)
Classic: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publication Date: 2004-09-30
The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession.
Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Rick becomes friends with the popular new boy, Jake Garrett, football player and host of superlative parties, and in the process discovers the true nature of his schoolmates and uncovers the mystery of Jake's past. (YA)
Classic: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Publication Date: 2002-01-28
Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Acheron Hades, Third Most Wanted Man in the World, steals the original manuscript of Martin Chuzzlewit and kills a minor character, who then disappears from every volume of the novel ever printed! But that's just a prelude . . . Hades' real target is the beloved Jane Eyre, and it's not long before he plucks her from the pages of Bronte's novel. Enter Thursday Next, renowned literary detective. Thursday enters the novel to rescue Jane Eyre from this heinous act of literary homicide. It's tricky business, all these interlopers running about Thornfield, and deceptions run rampant as their paths cross with Jane, Rochester, and Miss Fairfax. Can Thursday save Jane Eyre and Bronte's masterpiece? Suspenseful and outlandish, absorbing and fun, The Eyre Affair is a caper unlike any.
Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
Publication Date: 2009-12-29
A reimagining of the life of the Brontë sisters finds Charlotte penning her future classic against a backdrop of the deaths of family members, a father's illness, a brother's dependency, and her sisters' shared literary visions. Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre.
Jane by April Lindner
Publication Date: 2010-10-11
In this contemporary retelling of "Jane Eyre," an orphaned nanny becomes entranced with her magnetic and brooding employer, a rock star with a torturous secret from his past. (YA)
Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn
Publication Date: 2002-04-02
From the bestselling author of the Samaria trilogy comes a brilliant new sci-fi twist on the classic story of Jane Eyre. (YA)
Classic: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
The Great Night by Chris Adrian
Publication Date: 2011-04-26
A modern retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream follows the experiences of three people on the run from failed relationships who are transformed by a grieving faerie queen and a scheming homeless man.
Come Fall by A. C. E. Bauer; William Shakespeare
Publication Date: 2010-07-27
Drawn together by a mentoring program and an unusual crow, middle-school misfits Salman, Lu, and Blos form a strong friendship despite teasing by fellow students and the maneuverings of fairies Oberon, Titania, and Puck. (J)
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: 2010-01-19
Meghan's dreary life on her stepfather's pig farm in Louisiana is about to change. After finding out her trickster best friend Robin is actually Puck and she's the daughter of King Oberon (both of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream fame), she's thrown into faery wars, a fight for her little brother's life, and a romantic triangle (YA)
William's Midsummer Dreams by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Publication Date: 2011-06-07
Now permanently settled with Aunt Fiona, who has adopted him and his siblings, thirteen-year-old William gets the chance to play Puck in a professional production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. (J)
Classic: The Once and Future King by T.H. White
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Publication Date: 1987-07-15
A masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur, a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Publication Date: 2007-07-03
Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court. (YA)
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
Publication Date: 2008-11-01
When her village is attacked and burned, Gwyna seeks protection from the bard Myrddin, who uses Gwyna in his plan to transform young Arthur into the heroic King Arthur. (YA)
The Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde
Publication Date: 2005-09-12
Dark forces are taking hold in the kingdom of Camelot: King Arthur struggles to keep his knights in line as they steadily divide themselves into factions. At the center of the maelstrom stands Keira, an innocent girl who possesses the ability to foretell the fate of her world. When Keira is kidnapped from her village home, her mother, Alayna, flees to Camelot and finds Mordred, an enigmatic knight who will ultimately become Keira's greatest champion, Alayna's greatest love, and King Arthur's greatest enemy. (YA)
Classic: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Margaret Drabble (Introduction by)
Publication Date: 1996-02-01
Human foibles and early nineteenth-century manners are satirized in this romantic tale of English country family life as Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters are encouraged to marry well in order to keep the Bennet estate in their family.
Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
For Lizzie Bennett, a music-scholarship student at Connecticut's exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate's boyfriend. (YA)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen; Seth Grahame-Smith
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
Prada and Prejudice by Amanda Hubbard; Mandy Hubbard
Publication Date: 2009-06-11
During a school trip to England, fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of Prada shoes in an effort to impress the popular girls, a scheme that backfires and sends Callie back to 1815. (YA)
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Publication Date: 2011-08-02
In this modern take on "Pride and Prejudice," Elise Benton, who has just moved to California, is a junior at an exclusive prep school where, in spite of her initial bad impression, she finds herself attracted to the moody and handsome son of Hollywood's most famous celebrity couple. (YA)
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Fast music, powerful beats, and wild reputations-on and off stage-have made virtuoso guitarist Fitzwilliam Darcy's band into rock's newest bad boys. But they've lost their latest opening act, and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Now Darcy and bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are about to meet their match...Enter Elizabeth Bennet, fiercely independent star of girl-band Long Borne Suffering. Elizabeth, her sister Jane, and friend Charlotte Lucas have talent to spare and jump at the opening band slot. Elizabeth is sure she's seen the worst the music industry has to offer. But as the days and nights heat up, it becomes clear that everyone is in for a summer to remember.
Classic: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper; Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating. (YA)
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
Publication Date: 2011-08-09
For seven hundred years, the souls of Romeo and Juliet have repeatedly inhabited the bodies of newly deceased people to battle to the death as sworn enemies, until they meet for the last time as two Southern California high school students. (YA)
Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
Publication Date: 2000-05-30
Julie and Romeo had been born to rival florist families in Boston, but it is love at first sight when they spot each other across a crowded lobby.
Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors
Publication Date: 2008-01-22
Seventeen year-old Mimi Wallingford's stage fright and fight with her mother on the closing night of Romeo and Juliet are nothing compared to the troubles she faces when she and her leading man are transported to Shakespeare's Verona, where she decides to give the real Juliet a happy ending. (YA)
Classic: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in 'The Scarlet Letter, ' which she is currently studying in school. Hoping to become popular, she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Angel and Apostle by Deborah Noyes
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," tries to make sense of her life and herself while a young girl in 1649 Boston.
Hester by Paula Reed
Publication Date: 2010-02-16
Widowed upon the death of her demonic husband, Hester Prynne travels with her daughter to England in search of a quiet life only to land in the inner circle of power-hungry Oliver Cromwell, who would harness Hester's ability to recognize the sins and hypocrisy of others.
Classic: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen; Patricia Meyer Spacks (Afterword by)
Publication Date: 1982-12-01
Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs, and various guileless and artful women impinge on their chances for love and happiness.
The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
Publication Date: 2010-02-02
A modern tale inspired by Sense and Sensibility finds financially strapped literary sisters Miranda and Annie moving, with their recently divorced mother Betty, into a run-down Connecticut beach cottage, where they find love among the suburban aristocracy.
Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
Publication Date: 2011-07-12
Unlike her romantic sister, Gabby is down-to-earth and does not put her trust in relationships, but when the richest boy in school befriends her, she discovers that emotional barriers might actually be getting in the way of her happiness. (YA)
Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Publication Date: 2005-07-05
The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a young girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth
Publication Date: 2007-04-03
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Erin receives her long-dead mother's diary, which reveals that she too revered Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and wanted to be a writer. Erin impulsively decides to take the Greyhound bus from St. Paul, Minnesota to Monroeville, Alabama, to visit the reclusive author.
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Publication Date: 2010-11-02
When Alex, a junior at an elite preparatory school, realizes that she may have been the victim of date rape, she confides in her roommates and sister who convince her to seek help from a secret society, the Mockingbirds.
Classic: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Classic: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
The tale of Heathcliff's and Cathy's ungovernable love and suffering and the havoc that their passion wreaks on the families of the Earnshaws and the Lintons.
Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood
Publication Date: 2006-07-04
Fifteen-year-old Miranda is sent to a boarding school for delinquent teens in Maine, but she can't tell if it is the unhappy ghosts or the other students who will cause her the most trouble when their lives begin mirroring plots in classic literature. (YA)
Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
As Heathcliff, the son of a vampire slayer and vampire, roams the moors to protect his love, Catherine Earnshaw, from the undead, Catherine must choose between a life of danger and marriage to Edgar.