Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thanks for the Books Hop - I'm glad you asked!

Which faerytale retelling is my all-time favorite you ask?

What a great question!!

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I am a long time fan of author Robin McKinley. I have read many of her books over and over. You know how some authors write like they are following the thoughts in your head? Seriously spooky.

She has written two retellings of Beauty & the Beast, which, of all the faerytales, is my fav. Beauty is flowy and cute. It dances through the story adding everything that simply must be there and satisfying all my impossible expectations. But Rose Daughter... pricks like a thorn and gets dirt under your mental finger nails. *shiver* I love it. LOVE it.

Rose DaughterIf there is any remote chance that someone has not read Rose Daughter, the only solution is to share my well-loved copy. On the very distant, improbably chance that more than one person has not read Rose Daughter, I shall offer my worn copy in a giveaway. International, of course.

I don't think there is any way I can "review" this book properly. As Kali & I were discussing there are some books that you love so much you don't want to know if anyone else disagrees. I will give you one warning: Do not tell me if you don't like this book. We will have a problem. There are too many wonderful books out there to argue over this one... so seriously, zip it.

Do you like Faerytale retellings? 

Do you have a favorite?

International Giveaway. Must be of age to enter with a physical address. This is a used book from my personal bookshelf, read by me. (It smells so very bookishly wonderful!) See all my rules under the About tab above.

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  1. I love fairy tales retelling, and two of my favorites this year are A long log sleep & Kill me softly xD

    Thx for the giveaway =]]]

  2. Aside from Cinder, I'm not sure I've actually read any fairy tale retellings - although I've got a few on my wish list :)
    Thank you for sharing a story you've loved and want to pass along, I think that's lovely! I haven't read anything by Ms. McKinley, but Rose Daughter sounds like a great pick <333
    Mary DeBorde aka M.A.D.

  3. Fairy Tales aer awesome, A kiss in time by Alex Flinn is lovely

  4. I haven't read that many fairy tale retellings to be honest, does Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson count? ;)

  5. The Goddess Summoning Series by P.C. Cast takes stories of famous mythological Gods and Goddesses and combines them with more modern day romance. However, there is one book in the series, Goddess of the Rose, that mixes the story of Beauty and the Beast with the goddess Hecate. I really enjoyed the way she combined the two, and think it's a great twist on the classic fairy tale :)

    Thanks for a great giveaway! :)
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  6. I love them ALL!

    Well, not quite. I love Cinder(!), of course. Also Throne of Glass that was born as a Cinderella re-telling, too.
    But, umm, I don't think I've ever read a Beauty & the beast re-telling... which is sad, 'cause I REALLY love this Fairy Tale.

    Of course, I love Once Upon a Time (!!!) as you well know. & the way they re-tell the Beauty & the beast is so beautiful~

  7. Do I like them? I freaking LOVE them <3 TIGER LILY.

  8. I've only read a few fairytale retellings, and I can only think of one off the top of my head right now (Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper) I know I've read more, but can't think of them. :)

  9. I don't think I have read many, except the Barbie versions and Disney versions. I love, those, though. I especially loved Barbie's version of "The Prince and the Pauper", which was called "The Princess and the Pauper", and Barbie's version of "The 12 Dancing Princess". I thought Disney handled most of their fairy tale reworkings pretty well, too.
    Also, I loved the movie, "Beastly", which is a modern "Beauty and the Beast", and I really need to read the book of that.

  10. I love the Grimm fairy tales I read them when I was little and they are now out in reprint. I recently read The Snow Child and this had the old folk tale in the back and I loved the book.

  11. I haven't read many retellings yet. I do love "Beauty" by Robin. I read that one many years ago and it has always stuck with me.

  12. I love retellings with a twist, a different take on the tale. I have read several McKinley books over the years, but not this one. I have loved each one. Sunshine and Dragonhave have been two of my favorites.

  13. I do love fairy tale retellings. I think the only Beauty and the Beast-esque story I can think of that I have read would be Twilight.

  14. I love them... I think my favorite at the moment is Cinder :)

  15. I have never read Rose Daughter! I better put it on my to-read list. Thanks. :D

    I love the Tam Lin myth, and have been devouring Elizabeth Bear's "Whiskey and Water", "Blood and Iron", etc series.

  16. HEART'S BLOOD by Juliet Marillier is a favorite re-telling of BEAUTY & THE BEAST.

  17. I love faerytale retellings! My fav is Goose Girl by Shannon Hale!
    sena.sagani at gmail dot com

  18. I love faerytale retellings, and I think one of my favourites is Beastly.

  19. I LOVE them. I'm not sure if I have a favorite, but I read Cinder recently (like everyone else, it seems) and loved it.


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