Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer and vvb32 Reads!

My favorite fairy tale character: the sister (Sydnee, Sorcha, Alexandra, etc.) from the "Six Swans"
I fell in love with this fairy tale when I read Juliet Marillier's Daughter of the Forest. The sister is such a strong character - she rebels against her evil stepmother and is so determined to save her six brothers that she doesn't speak for years, scarring her hands as she makes starwort shirts for the brothers-turned-swans. She doesn't even fall in the face of accusations and impending execution, even when she is unable to explain the situation to her husband in order to save herself. The retellings and adaptations of this tale are fantastic, because the sister calls for such a strong character and personality. There's so many different aspects of the story to explore in fairy tale-inspired novels, which is why I'm giving away the winner's choice of two retellings:
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier 
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott

The giveaway: Fill out the Rafflecopter form below. I'm ordering from the Book Depository, so the contest is open to anyone who lives in a country to which BD ships for free. The giveaway ends at 12:01 AM (EST) on May 2nd.
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  1. +JMJ+

    The Six Swans is one of the more underrated faerie tales out there. Thanks for featuring it! =)

  2. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  3. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Good choice of books. I read Daughter of the Forest earlier this year and totally loved it!

  5. Thank you for introducing me to these books. They look like wonderful reads. Also, thank you for the giveaway! :)

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I am participating in the hop as well (#27 ~ Fairday's Blog!) Have a great night : ) ~ Jess