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AT MIDNIGHT: 15 Beloved fairy tales reimagined

(Flatiron Books/orangesky audio)

AVAILABLE NOW in hardcover, ebook, and audio

coming in paperback September 30, 2025

Fairy tales have been spun for thousands of years and remain among our most treasured stories. Weaving fresh tales with unexpected reimaginings, At Midnight brings together a diverse group of acclaimed YA writers to breathe new life into a storied tradition.

Fifteen celebrated authors reclaim classic fairy tales for a new generation:


Dahlia Adler, “Rumplestiltskin”

Tracy Deonn, “The Nightingale”
H.E. Edgmon, “Snow White”
Hafsah Faizal, “Little Red Riding Hood”
Stacey Lee, “The Little Matchstick Girl”
Roselle Lim, “Hansel and Gretel”

Darcie Little Badger, “Puss in Boots”
Malinda Lo, “Frau Trude”
Alex London, “Cinderella”
Anna-Marie McLemore, “The Nutcracker”
Rebecca Podos, “The Robber Bridegroom”
Rory Power, “Sleeping Beauty”
Meredith Russo, “The Little Mermaid”
Gita Trelease, “Fitcher’s Bird”
and an all-new fairy tale by Melissa Albert


Once upon a time . . .

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The audiobook is narrated by Kimberly M. Weatherell, Carolina Hoyos,
André Santana, Nancy Wu, and Ruthie Bowles

Cover is dark navy, crawling with branches, and scattered with stars around a storybook house above which looms a large moon. At Midnight curves over the moon, and a stone walkway leads into "15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined," beneath which is "Edited by Dahlia Adler"

Art: Jon Contino

Design: Keith Hayes

Originally published November 22, 2022

Cover is dark navy, crawling with dark indigo branches, and scattered with stars around a storybook house above which looms a large green moon. At Midnight curves over the moon, and  "15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined," beneath which is "Edited by Dahlia Adler" is laid over a storybook cottage with a stone walkway.

Goodreads, "The Best New Young Adult Short Story Anthologies"

Buzzfeed, "The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Coming Out this Fall"

"This simultaneously whimsical, adventurous, and bone-chilling genre-spanning collection smartly riffs on the referenced source material to explore contemporary values." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Each story has a unique twist and writing style that makes it hard for readers to put down this compilation. . . . Adler’s compilation of short stories is extremely refreshing and inclusive with wonderful writing. The included 15 tales will delight and surprise readers with their fresh takes on classics." SLJ, starred review

"Some of the tales are as satisfyingly sharp as the first bite of a poisoned apple; others offer softness and hard-won optimism, reminding readers that just as fairy tales can lead to dangerous woods, they can also offer a path that leads home." ―The Bulletin (Blue Ribbon Title)

"This anthology does not shy away from uniqueness, boldness, or diversity—elements embraced by each of these stellar writers in their own beautiful way.” —Booklist

“The stories draw upon perennially intriguing themes, presenting tales in genres from fantasy and historical fiction to horror in a collection sure to please a broad range of readers. Timely and timeless.” ―Kirkus Reviews

"A dazzling collection of reimagined fairy tales . . . brilliantly diverse, often bloody." ―The Buffalo News

"Look, all you really need to know is that this is an anthology put together by Dahlia Adler. Her YA short story collections are always incredible. This time she takes on fairy tales, not just retelling them with updated characters but completely reimagining them with diverse settings, characters, and identities." ―, a Best Book of the Month

"This young adult anthology brings on acclaimed authors including Melissa Albert, Tracy Deonn, Malinda Lo, Darcie Little Badger, and many more to retell fairy tales in clever new fashions that tap into that familiar magic."Lit Hub

"This super entertaining collection of 15 reimagined fairytales includes stories by Malinda Lo, Rory Power, H. E. Edgmon, and so many more fantastic YA authors. ... All 15 of these stories are inclusive, diverse, and so much fun. It would make an excellent gift for any fairytale-lovers over the holidays." ―Buzzfeed, Best Book of the Month

"If you love fairy tales, pick up this collection. From Rumpelstiltskin and Snow White to The Nutcracker and The Robber Bridegroom, these fresh new retellings will charm and enchant you." ―BookBub

"This is a fantastic anthology for lovers of short stories, fairy tales, grim tales and dark magic."―Art Hub

"At Midnight, edited by Dahlia Adler, is a creative, inclusive mix of fairy tale reimaginings from a diverse YA perspective. Some of the stories are funny, some horrifying, but all are inventive and subversive."―Smart Bitches, Trashy Books​

"These could easily become a modern-day classic." ―YABooksCentral


Cover by Nat Mackenzie

out now in the uk from Titan books

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