2012-04-25

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop

I haven't done a giveaway hop in a long time now, but I decided to participate in this special fairy tale one hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer because fairytale books are so special to me.

They have always been some of my favourite books to read (I've read a large number of them) and even inspired my blog's name and theme.
As part of this hop, I'm sharing with you my top three fairy tale villains, but instead of using the typical fairy tale villains, I'm limiting this to those from retellings I've read.
  1. The Keeper from Heather Dixon's Entwined:

    Entwined is seriously one of the most underrated books that came out in 2011. It's a gorgeous retelling, one that reads with the ease and familiarity of an older, original version. And The Keeper is just downright creepy. He constantly straddles the line between suspicious and enjoyably mysterious, but then he just starts acting even weirder... and Heather Dixon had such a great way of writing his scenes, I would get shivers up my spine.
  2. Queen Levana from Marissa Meyer's Cinder:

    Cinder is one of the it books of the year, and for good reason. But I think one of the better reasons for this, and one that isn't often brought up, is the interesting Queen Levana as a character. I love that even though Cinder is a fresh and original retelling, there's still a character reminiscent of traditional evil queens from fairy tales (she really reminds me of the Evil Queen from Snow White actually).
  3. Ella's Stepfamily from Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted:

    You know what I love about them? They aren't perfectly evil in the most obvious sense of the word. But they're still great villains. They're just so petty and selfish, they're the perfect fit for the story and a great take on Cinderella's evil stepmother and stepsisters. And some of the things they do to Ella are just positively cruel and callous.

And, now for my prize as part of this hop...
One winner will win their choice of the following books:
All of these are wonderful stories, and some of the best books out there. Ella Enchanted is especially a must-read! I reread it at least once a year :)
And yes, this giveaway is open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you. Good luck and enjoy the hop!

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Paige said...

My favorite fairytale by far is Hanzel and Gretel!

~Paige @ Comfort Books
http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/

Ella said...

I really like the Sleeping Beauty one ^^

Ashley G. said...

I love Sleeping Beauty!

Natasha said...

My favorite fairy tale is Little Red Riding Hood.

Jessirae said...

Favorite Fairytale: Beauty and the Beast

Romi said...

I'm not sure- I really the modern retelling A Long Long sleep by Anna Sheehan! It's terrific!

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Cricket said...

Little Mermaid is my favorite

Carina Olsen said...

The Little Mermaid. <3 :) Thank you for this giveaway :D

Christina K. said...

My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella. She begins so lonely, then becomes determined, then happy. And she's got lots of animals helping her:))

franchie15 said...

Hi Brenna! Thanks for hopping along this giveaway. :) I love the original Little Mermaid because it's so sad the she turned into a sea foam. </3

franchie15_nina@yahoo.com

SacredmOOn said...

That's a hard one. I love Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Cinderella. It's mission-impossible to pick one. Thank you for being a part of this fabulous blog hop!
DeAnna Schultz

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I hope to familiarise myself with more of the obscure fairytales in the future. As of now, I don't think I have an absolute favourite fairytale, so much as a fairytale retelling. I loved Cinder and the way Meyer changed things and made it her own. Also, Tangled was just fantastic!

So. :|

paranormalparachute said...

Beauty and the Beast. It's so romantic and lovely. and the beast has a nice fur coat... yeah.. not that I wear fur. I'm digging myself into a hole I can tell. Whoops!

Ellisa said...

Peter Pan (I wish I could go to Neverland!)! And Disney's Princess Anastasia!

Mirjam said...

The Three Little Pigs. I had a record of that story as a child and loved to listen to it. Especially the sound of the huffing, puffing wolf!

AUTUMN GIRL said...

Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairytale.

Tanja said...

Beauty and the Beast :)

Nenna said...

Cinderella is my fav one :)

Rebecca said...

My favourite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast.

Margay said...

Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid are two of my favorites.

molly.frenzel said...

I love the Little Mermaid. I remember Grimm's version from childhood and how creepy I though it was.

TayteH said...

The Little Mermaid. Was with her from the start. :D

Jetches said...

I love Beauty and the Beast. by far!

Just Another Teenage Bookworm said...

Beauty and the Beast, for sure.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandra said...

My favourite is the Twelve Dancing Princesses. :) Entwined sounds really cool.

marybelle said...

I love BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

mels said...

My favorite is Beauty and the Beast :)

curlypow said...

I'm a Beauty and the Beast fan myself, but closely followed by Goldilocks and the 3 bears

lexie said...

i love the 12 princess

Angkarina said...

My favorite fairytales are Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White. I just can't choose between them!

Thank you for this giveaway & for making time posting everyday!

angkarina_angkasuwan at hotmail dot com

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

The Little Mermaid! But I also love Sleeping Beauty.

Debz said...

My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty because it's so magical!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sena said...

cinderella! thanks so much!

The Book Hound said...

My favorite fairytale would have to be Cinderella!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ~ Anjelica

Janiera said...

Red Riding hood, it is scary.

Meg S said...

I love Beauty and the Beast - and especially Robin McKinley's retellings of it.

Gabi said...

I'm not sure if I have one favorite. Of original fairy tales, I love this collection of Russian tales we have. They are so creepy and weird and amazing in general. I've also read some Italian ones that I liked a lot. As for retellings, I love The Goose Girl (retelling of the goose girl, by Shannon Hale), Wildwood Dancing (retelling of the twelve dancing princesses by Juliet Marillier), and Cinder (Cinderella, by Marissa Meyer).

dani_nguyen said...

I really love Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mervi said...

My favorites are Beauty and the Beast and the Little Mermaid.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Wolfluvr420 said...

I love "Snow White and Rose Red"!

Catherine Siborutorop said...

My favorite is The Sleeping Beauty and The Beauty and The Beast! :) thanks for the giveaway

Pen to Paper said...

I would have said Little Red Riding Hood before I read Cinder, but I fell in love with Cinder in that book ... so now I'll say Cinderella!

Dani
Pen to Paper

Markéta said...

The Three Little Pigs, I loved that when I was child.

Jessica said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty.

jbronderblogs at aol dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

Beauty and the Beast. Classic!

Laura @thereadingnook said...

My favorite fairy tale is the ugly duckling!

brookea_2006 said...

Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, or Sleeping Beauty

Mailis said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and The Beast, thanks for the giveaway!

savannah said...

I love the princess and the Frog because she saves the prince :)

Gabrielle said...

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite!

Gi-Gi said...

My favorite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast :)

debbie said...

I like the little matchstick girl.

Nina C said...

I loved Hansel and Gretel as a kid.

Shauna said...

Peter Pan

munieca said...

Love Cinderella, and the new retelling Cinder too.

Jessie said...

Snow-White and Rose Red, and The Six Swans

Arianne Cruz said...

I like Cinderella

Kat Balcombe said...

Cinderella - I loved that she got her happy ending :) And to wear glass slippers!

Steph said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love Beauty and the Beast!!

Laura (All of Everything) said...

I've always loved Cinderella--it's such a classic!

Teressa Oliver said...

magic stone

Carol said...

My favorite Fairytale is The Beauty & the Beast and Cinderella as a close second ^^

Lucinda said...

I love Beauty and the Beast

Anonymous said...

Cinderella.
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Inky said...

The Wild Swans in the BEST!

Doodle said...

Beauty and the Beast.

Rosa said...

Aladdin

Bookish in a Box said...

Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairytale (and it's literally a fairytale, with 3 fairies!), but I also love Ella Enchanted. It's not quite the same now that I'm older, but it's still a great story.

Lexie said...

Beauty and the Beast, by far. I've always adored that these two genuinely loved one another; they didn't just meet and suddenly decide they were destined to be.

Tabby Williams said...

Beauty & The Beast. I have been obsessed with it since childhood. :)

Lipe Ralf said...

Red Riding Hood and Hanzel and Gretel

ruthhill74 said...

Beauty and the Beast

Michele said...

Hands down to Snow White!

Valeria Andrea said...

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let dow your hair"

DeeDee Griffin said...

Cinderella! Beauty close runner up.

FairyWhispers said...

Snow White and Rose Red

=)

Unknown said...

My favorite fairytale is Cinderella.

Kimberly Lim said...

My favorite would be Little MErmaid

Wren B. said...

Beauty and the Beast

Kat C said...

I like Beauty and The Beast because she liked to read !

Raechel Popek said...

My favorite would have to be Sleeping Beauty.
Thanks for the giveaway! (:

Georgette C said...

Favorite fairytale is Cinderella.

Dea S. said...

Beauty and the Beast. :)

Unknown said...

little red riding hood

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Aline Tobing said...

Beauty & The Beast! :D

Gabbie said...

Cinderella!!!

rachchan2006 said...

Swan Lake!

Reading mind said...

My favourite is the beauty and the beast!!!

Dovile said...

Cinderella!

GABY said...

Mi favorite is Little Red Riding Hood :)

Diana_Dimovska said...

Beauty and the Beast, all time fave. :)

Tobi said...

I love Sleeping Beauty 2nd Movie I ever owned back in the day when it was a huge thing for a 7 year old to own VHS!

Alison said...

I have always loved Snow White :)

aimee.baimee said...

I think it would be Hansel and Gretel :)

Doodle Bug said...

Beauty and the beast

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Beauty and the beast.

Sharmaine C said...

Beauty and the Beast!

Madde said...

My favourite is Snow White! :)

Rachel said...

Beauty and the Beast!

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

Sleeping Beauty for sure!

dianne said...

Rumpelstiltskin forever! <3

Nikki Wang said...

12 dancing princesses!

Bridget Howard said...

I love the Swan Princess and The 12 Dancing Princesses!!!

mimz said...

I think Beauty and the Beast.

alicia marie said...

my favorite is either little red riding hood or rapunzel : )

deanna_boocock said...

Cinderella was my fav

Leeanna said...

Cinderella, because I enjoyed ASH and CINDER so much.

Mom's Freebies said...

I have two Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast

Kristie Betts
Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com

Joy said...

Sleeping Beauty is my favorite.
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Kayla Beck said...

Gerda from The Snow Queen is my favorite - thanks for the giveaway!

Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. said...

I love Alice In Wonderland.

Meishuu said...

The farmer's clever daughter ;)

Devan @ Book Strings said...

112 Dancing Princesses.

Karen Senoo said...

Snow White ^^

@Tibiux

Devan @ Book Strings said...

*meant 12

Anna Kahn said...

My Favourite is East of the Sun and West of the Moon

books4me said...

Peter Pan as he never wants to grow up!

Wendy/books4me

Tiffany Drew said...

I have to go with Cinderella :)

Froggy said...

The princess and the frog

Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast

~Krista

Lacey T said...

Beauty and the Beast

RandomlyKait said...

The Twelve Dancing Princesses!

Tressa said...

Beauty and the Beast. :)

Melanie L said...

I've always liked The Little Mermaid. I also loved the book Tender Morsels. It's a retelling of Snow White and Rose Red.

Teresa said...

Beauty and the Beast :)

oloore said...

Mine is Beauty and the Beast:)

whoopeeyoo said...

I do love The Little Mermaid. Hihi. dianne.acoba at gmail dot com

churlaloo said...

Beauty and the Beast! Moreover, I love the Disney movie. dianne_dld at yahoo dot com

Diana said...

NMy favourite fairy tale is Red Riding Hood. Thank you for the giveaway!
Artemis

Sarika said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I really like The Little Mermaid, she's gorgeous and ao nice. :)

Kaye M. said...

It was always Beauty and the Beast, but nowadays I'm starting to lean towards international folklore - my new obsession is Baba Yaga, or at least, trying to find a contemporary storyline that she could fit into.

Thanks for the giveaway!

aparajita said...

Snow white and the seven dwarfs

nat said...

Mine is Little Red Riding Hood.

Kali Skittles said...

Beauty and the Beast

Nadea Ruzmen said...

Snow White!

Tiffany Mahaffy said...

Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (tied) Thank you so much for being a part of this hop!!

Mariah said...

Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty!!

Shelver 506 said...

Beauty and the Beast with Beauty by Robin McKinley as my favorite retelling.

Thanks for the giveaway, and I completely agree on Entwined!

Krista said...

Peter Pan is definitely my favorite! I love the book and movies :)

polaris said...

Rapunzel, myb.

Amy S. said...

Sleeping Beauty. I loved the Disney movie with her pretty hair. I also just think it is an awesome story and I always felt kind of bad for the fairy who wasn't invited. Hurt her feelings. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kylie said...

I love Sleeping Beauty- so much can be done with her. I love stories that play with Culture Shock.

kswederski said...

sleepying beauty

Gale Nelson said...

Belle

Nessima Tavariel said...

Does Mulan count?

~Nessima of Arda Nessimava

deasuluna said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and a chance to win one of those great books! Twelve dancing princesses is one of my favorite fairy tales!

Mariah Overlock said...

robin hood. but if that doesn't count, then beauty and the beast.

Amber Garcia said...

My favorite fairytale is The Little Mermaid
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sophia Rose said...

My favorite is Beauty and the Beast.

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

Jennifer said...

Snow White

Kris said...

I always say East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Also, Bearskin is a must read.

Jessica said...

My favorite is Thousand Furs. Thanks for hosting!

Maya Floria Yasmin said...

snow white :)

Angela Fristoe said...

My favorite is Beauty and the Beast

Jaime Lester said...

I love the 12 princesses and Robin Hood! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shane R. said...

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite

SarahSerenity said...

Snow White

annejude said...

Snow White:)

donnas said...

Cinderella

Angela Cisco said...

Snow White+

Nicola said...

I love Cinderella.

Filia Oktarina said...

My favorite was Sleeping Beauty!!

sweety said...

My favorite fairytale is "Cinderella". :)

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

Sara Viti said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
I love fairytales so much and I've plenty of favourites like: "The Beauty and The Beast" or "The Little Mermaid".
x

The Story Queen said...

Does The Ugly Duckling count? Haha, I'm really feeling that one lately! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sonia

Veronica W. said...

Beauty and the Beast! :)

shorevalerie said...

Mine would have to be Beauty and the Beast!

Elena said...

My favourite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast :)

Elena said...

Ops, I didn't write my full name above: Elena Feltri

:)

Katie Amanda said...

I love Cinderella.

Bluerose said...

The 12 Dancing Princesses.

Memoriesovertakingme said...

Sleeping Beauty!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Brianne @ http://memoriesovertakingme.blogspot.com/

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop!

One of my favorites is the "The Little Match Girl", but that is a fable, and not a fairytale, I believe. Anyhow, my favorite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast, a tale not only of romance but of friendship and redemption :)

Name: Hira Hasnain
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura BurgandyIce said...

Mine is The Little Mermaid, original sad style. Thx for the totally AWESOME giveaway!!! I'd love to win all three of your prizes!!!!

momma8385 said...

My favorite is Cinderella.
Thanks for the chance.
:)Jeanne B. T., jeannebates_t@yahoo.com

Evie said...

Cinderella is my favorite :)
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

Savannah said...

Rapunzel is my favorite fairy tale

InTheDollHouse said...

I've always loved Beauty and the Beast, which is a retelling of the Norse tale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
=)

Cean said...

Beauty and the best :)

Syren said...

My favourite fairy tale is The Little Matchgirl.

ObsessedReader said...

definitely Cinderella :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tien said...

Always: Cinderella

thanks for the giveaway

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...
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Rabiah said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I love Snow White and Rose Red and The Little Mermaid :D

Michelle said...

I like Mulan lol :)

Mintz said...

Beauty and the Beast

Danielle B! said...

I like Beauty and the Beast. Thanks for the great giveaway and participating in the hop! :D

Giada M. said...

Peter Pan and Pinocchio. Thank you for this chance! :D

FreakChiq said...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Thanks for the chance! :)

Michelle Sedeño said...

I love Cinderella all my life! :)

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Is Lady and the Tramp considered a fairy tale? If not, I would say Cinderella

Babel said...

Beauty and the Beast, I'm very romantic and I also love beasts ;-)

Liese2 said...

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite!
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Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love the one about the girl and the seven swans. I can never remember what it's called though!

Sarah E. Cruz said...

Beauty and the Beast!

Katie said...

little red riding hood

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite tale is the "Six Swans."

Christine Jensen said...

I like Cinderella (my fave is Ella Enchanted)

Stephanie said...

Beauty and the Beast

Shainers said...

Peter Pan!!! :D

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