I love fairy tales! And I love lesbian fairy tales even more! So, I’ve gathered 11 gorgeous sapphic adaptations for you to enjoy.
All of the novels in this list are lesbian books and most are by lesbian or sapphic authors, they are all stand-alone stories (no anthologies this time), that are still available and to buy as ebooks and/or in print, and they are all based on a particular fairy tale or folklore legend.Check out this list of 11 Gorgeous Adaptations for Lesbians and Queer Girls who love Fairy Tales! 🙂 Click To Tweet
Each one has been retold to include lesbian main characters and contains a central lesbian love story. This list is focusing on fantasy or historical settings with magical elements (modern retellings are for another time) and although many of these are categorised as lesbian young adult fiction, some are a little more mature.
I hope you love them all as much as I do!
1. Gretel by Niamh Murphy
Once in a while love gives us a fairy tale…
Tormented by a pack of bloodthirsty wolves, Hans and his sister Gretel, run for their lives.
Desperation leads them into the comforting arms of a beautiful woman who asks for nothing in return for her kindness. While Gretel finds herself drawn to the seductress, Hans grows suspicious of her motives. Torn between a brother she adores and a woman she can’t help but admire, Gretel is forced to make a choice.
Will sibling bonds override the lure of a newfound love?
Find out in this exciting adult fairy tale full of action, adventure, and romance.
Available now on Amazon.
2. Cinder Ella by S.T. Lynn
Ella is transgender. She’s known since she was young; being a woman just fit better.
She was happier in skirts than trousers, but that was before her stepmother moved in.
Eleanor can’t stand her, and after Ella’s father passes she’s forced to revert to Cole, a lump of a son.
She cooks, she cleans, and she tolerates being called the wrong name for the sake of a roof over her head. Where else can she go?
Available on Amazon.