My copies of Katherine Langrish's The Shadow Hunt and West of the Moon have arrived. They will be my first reads for Carl's annual Once Upon a Time challenge (he hasn't posted the info yet). Kelly (The Written World) will be reading The Shadow Hunt at the same time.
Other books under consideration:
Darling Jim by Christian Moerk (via Buttery Books) is a mixture of myth and modern mystery. Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner and The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds, and many other great possibilities (via Seven Miles of Steel Thistles).
And since I loved Except the Queen by Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder, both authors are on my list.
I could only wish that Megan Whalen Turner had a new installment, but will have to wait for the next in the The Queen's Thief series. I also love Shannon Hale's books and have Repunzel's Revenge on my list.
Most of the above are YA or children's lit, but I love them, and I have grandchildren who will also love them. Still, I need to have some that are adult fairy tale/ fantasy as well, including non-fiction.
Maybe a re-read of Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales -- which was excellent.
I have such a stack in my TBR pile, but some of them will just have to give way for fantasy and the Once Upon a Time challenge.
Once Upon by Jane Yolen © 2007
Once Upon A Timethere was a Wolf,but not a Wolf,an Other,whose motherand father were others,who looked not like us,Republican or Demin other words--Them.They were forest dwellers,child sellers,meat eaters,wife beaters,idol makersoath breakers—in other words, Wolf.So Happy Ever After meanswe kill the Wolf,spill his blood,knock him out,bury him in mud,make him dancein red hot shoes.For us to winThe Wolf must lose.
Are you planning to participate in the Once Upon a Time challenge? What titles do you suggest?