Wednesday, April 25, 2012

YA Fairy Tale Giveaway/Hop




For this Giveaway/Hop I'm going to tell you a little something special about my favorite fairy tale characters.  They're technically not "fairy tale" characters, cause I figure I might as well be the different one, but they are in fables, fairy tales, folk-tales, etc...  A couple aren't the ones swinging the ax either, but I love them none-the-less.

Favorite Fairy Tale Heroes/Heroines:
1.  Psyche from Eros and Psyche.  I first read this story in The Golden Ass by Robert Graves and I got caught up in Psyche's love for Eros and what she had to do it get him back.  It reminded me of the Whie-Bear-King-Valemon tale, which I'm also a huge fan of.
2.  The Little Match Girl, which is a Hans Christian Anderson story.  Morbid I know, but I read this tale when I was very young (first grade?).  To this day, I often think about that little girl huddled in a corner, lighting match after match, freezing to death, and I still want to find her and hug her.  Perhaps she's not a hero, but she certainly made an impact on my young mind.
3.  Brer Rabbit from the Uncle Remus tales.  I know what you're thinking:  He's a trickster, A.L., not a hero.  I beg to differ.  After doing the research I just did for my Trickster series, I'm going to stand by my feelings that tricksters are mayhaps the most heroic of them all.  :)

THE GIVEAWAY:
The winner can choose any one of the following YA fairytale re-tellings:








TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

Enter the giveaway using Rafflecopter. Hit the green "Do It" buttons, follow the prompts, and hit the green enter buttons when you're done. (You may have to log in using Facebook to do this). There will be two winners (selected by Rafflecopter). I will contact the winners via email. This contest is open to international entrants.

NOTE:  This giveaway is running in conjunction with my Feature Friday giveaway of ABOVE by Leah Bobet.  If you want to win ABOVE as well, go here.



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