Soman Chainani

Cindy Seip

Soman Chainani is the New York Times bestselling author of the five-book series School for Good and Evil. The fairy-tale saga has sold more than 3 million copies, been translated into 29 languages, and will be a Netflix major motion picture. In Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales (HarperCollins), Chainani and illustrator Julia Iredale reimagine 12 well-known European fairy tales, folktales, and classic stories. Here, Snow White has dark skin. A brown-skinned prince is cursed to appear as a beast. After being left behind by their father and stepmother, south Asian siblings must find their way out of the forest. Each twist reveals truths full of warning and triumph, that free hearts long kept tame and explore life and death. Kirkus recommended it for “any lover of fairy tales who seeks alternative endings.”