Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop
Featuring YA Books with a Fairy Tale Theme

It has been a while since I've particpated in one of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer's giveaway hops and I'm excited to be joining in the fun again! This one is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, and vvb32reads.

For this hop, we each had an "assignment" to include our thoughts on our favorite fairy tales/characters in our giveaway post.

I have two favorite fairy tales (I'm totally breaking the rules!)

Twelve Dancing Princesses

I love this fairy tale and it's many retellings. I had two sisters growing up and no brothers so I can relate to the sisterly bonds shared by the princesses. And I have always loved dancing! (I have absolutely no dancing talent whatsoever so I live vicariously!)

The best retellings of this fairy tale are Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, The Night Dance by Mahlon F. Craft, and Entwined by Heather Dixon.

Beauty and the Beast

Who doesn't love Beauty and the Beast? I remember getting the Disney movie when I was like eight years old (yes, it was a VHS, I'm that old!) I watched it twice in row that very night just because I loved it so much! It is a timeless tale; when I was a kid, I liked the talking teacups, candlesticks, etc., when I was a teenager, I loved the "bad boy" attraction element, and now, I appreciate the story for its epic romance.

My favorite retellings of this fairy tale are the Disney movie (of course), Beastly by Alex Flinn (the book and the movie), and Beauty by Robin McKinley.

And speaking of Robin McKinley, my giveaway is a "gently used" (I have read it once) hard cover copy of Pegasus by Robin McKinley. Now, I don't think this book is a fairy tale retelling. However, I think Robin McKinley is so talented that she has written a brand new fairy tale! So, I decided that it would qualify for this giveaway hop (there I go, breaking the rules again! I'm a total rebel!)

Title: Pegasus
Author: Robin McKinley
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Date Released: November 2010
Series: Book #1 in Pegasus series (there is going to be a sequel!)
Genre: YA, Fantasy, FAIRY TALE!
Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication. But it's different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.

New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley weaves an unforgettable tale of unbreakable friendship, mythical creatures and courtly drama destined to become a classic.
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And while you are here, sign up for another fun hop, the LDS Authors Giveaway Hop, hosted by me and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

Now keep hoppin' to find more great fairy tale retellings (and hopefully win tons of prizes!)


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Robin McKinley's books.

  2. Never read a book by Robin McKinley, but I've heard great things about them. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  3. Oh this book sounds interesting. Beauty sounds good to!

  4. Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! Pegasus sounds like a GREAT book, and I'm so glad you're offering it as part of your giveaway.

  5. That sounds good! Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  6. Wow! What a great book! It's exactly my kind of read. I can't wait to get my hands on that book!

  7. What a great cover! I would loe to read Pegusus. Thanks for the chance to win.