Khalid, the 18-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when 16-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls.
The Ultimate Book List of Young Adult Fairy Tale Retellings. Books include Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The 12 Dancing Princesses, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rapunzel, Alice in Wonderland, The Goose Girl, and Peter Pan.