Attention all tween readers who love fractured fairy tales and stories of magic and spells that don’t necessarily go as planned. You’re going to want to check out the Fairy Tale Reform School series from Jen Calonita.
We’ve got the ultimate guide to all the Fairy Tale Reform School books in order plus all the extras you don’t want to miss.
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What are the Fairy Tale Reform School Books About?
Fairy Tale Reform School is about a young girl named Gilly who has a number of siblings to think about. But when she gets caught stealing for them, she’s sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School where all of the teachers are former villains.
At school Gilly makes friends and realizes that a battle for the land of Enchantasia is brewing.
Who Wrote the Fairy Tale Reform School Books?
Jen Calonita is the New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author of the Fairy Tale Reform School series and more than thirty books for teens and middle grade readers.
I didn’t realize that she is a graduate of Boston College (one of my alma maters!).
Who Would Like Reading the Fairy Tale Reform School Books?
Tween readers who love fractured and twisted fairy tales, spellbinding plots, fun characters and clever twists will enjoy the Fairy Tale Reform School books.
Fans of books with heroes and villains, magic spells, and royals will also enjoy this series.
Fairy Reform School Recommended Reading Level
Recommended Reading Age: 9-12
Recommended Reading Grades: 5-8
Fairy Reform School Extras:
Calonita shares a number of free Fairy Tale Reform School and Royal Academy Rebels short stories on her web site, so don’t miss out on those after reading the Fairy Tale Reform School series.
Readers will also want to download the Fairy Tale Reform School Activity Kit for readers from Sourcebooks.
The Activity Kit for Fairy Tale Reform School offers a fun quiz, and handouts to create your own Wanted poster, create a fairy tale, and determine which villain you are.
Fairy Reform School Books in Order
Fairy Reform School Books in Order with Publisher Descriptions
Fairy Reform School Book 1
Gilly wouldn’t call herself wicked, exactly. But when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet.
Gilly’s a pretty good thief (if she does say so herself). Until she gets caught.
Gilly’s sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School where all of the teachers are former (super-scary) villains like the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother. Harsh.
But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there’s more to this school than its heroic mission.
There’s a battle brewing and Gilly has to wonder…just how good these bad guys really are?
Fairy Reform School Book 2
Sometimes it’s good to be bad…
It takes a (mostly) reformed thief to catch a spy. Which is why Gilly Cobbler, Enchantasia’s most notorious pickpocket, volunteers to stay locked up at Fairy Tale Reform School…indefinitely.
Gilly and her friends may have defeated the Evil Queen and become reluctant heroes, but the battle for Enchantasia has just begun.
Alva, aka The Wicked One who cursed Sleeping Beauty, has declared war on the Princesses, and she wants the students of Fairy Tale Reform School to join her.
As her criminal classmates give in to temptation, Gilly goes undercover as a Royal Lady in Waiting (don’t laugh) to unmask a spy…before the mole can hand Alva the keys to the kingdom.
Her parents think Gilly the Hero is completely reformed, but sometimes you have to get your hands dirty. Sometimes it’s good to be bad.
Fairy Reform School Book 3
Things are changing at Fairy Tale Reform School.
At least, that’s what Gilly’s heard through the Enchantasia rumor mill. Word is, notorious trickster Rumpelstiltskin has taken over management from Headmistress Flora, and he’s locked down the school tighter than the Pied Piper’s pants.
Not that this news concerns Gilly. She’s been released from FTRS and is now attending (suffering through) Jack of All Trades School, where she gets to learn about different kinds of shoe leather and ways to measure feet. Truly riveting stuff.
But when Gilly’s little sister Anna gets whisked off to FTRS thanks to her troublemaking new friends, Hansel and Gretel, Gilly knows she’s got to get Anna out of there.
There’s only one thing to do; make some serious trouble and get thrown back into FTRS.
It’s time to out-trick a trickster.
Fairy Reform School Book 4
Reform or relapse?
Things at Fairy Tale Reform School are great. Rumpelstiltskin has been ousted, and everyone is buzzing about the fact that Beauty and Prince Sebastian (aka the Beast) have joined the teaching staff.
Everyone, that is, except Gilly, who can’t seem to focus on anything but Anna. How is it that her beloved sister somehow went bad and joined up with Rump? And why doesn’t anyone seem to care?
Sure, the Royal Court says they’re working on it, but they’ve got exactly nothing to show for it.
But when new-kid Jack joins FTRS with tales of his own family being snatched by Rump, Gilly knows she’s in good company. Jack wants answers, just like Gilly.
And if the Royal Court can’t get the job done, then maybe it’s time to break some rules.
Fairy Reform School Book 5
Be careful what you wish for…
With big-time villains Rumpelstiltskin and Alva still on the loose and the citizens of Enchantasia on high alert, things at Fairy Tale Reform School have been a little…stressed.
So when Maxine finds an old lamp that turns out to house an overly-enthusiastic genie, she knows exactly what to do; wish for everyone to be happy!
But the wish has some unexpected consequences…suddenly, ex-villains are singing, trolls and ogres are getting along, and the whole school is more focused on putting on a musical than figuring out how to deal with Rumpelstiltskin.
Can Gilly help Maxine break the spell before it’s too late?
Fairy Reform School Book 6
The evil Rumplestiltskin is planning to cast a curse that will erase Enchantasia as the world knows it, and a fairy prophecy declares that Gilly Cobbler will play a key role.
Never one to shy away from adventure, Gilly and her friends embark on an epic, swashbuckling journey to stop Stiltskin from getting the ingredients he needs before it’s too late.
Gilly can’t help but wonder if it’s already too late for her beloved sister, Anna, who’s still a member of the villainous Stiltskin Squad, and will seemingly stop at nothing to thwart Gilly and her crew.
Only by harnessing the skills she may have inherited from her fairy grandmother can Gilly stop Stiltskin and reunite her family.
But with time running out and her fairy skills lying dormant, does Gilly have what it takes to prevent the evil curse and ensure a happily-ever-after for the Cobblers? Or will she lose Enchantasia and her friends forever?
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