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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Swan Kingdom Giveaway!

Hey guys!

I'm really excited--this is my first giveaway! Candlewick Press has generously donated 2 copies of The Swan Kingdom by Zoë Marriott for a giveaway! If you haven't heard of The Swan Kingdom yet, read my review here!

You have until June 13th (midnight, EST) to enter for your chance to win a copy of this great version of the Wild Swans fairytale! Just leave a comment for this post w/:

- your name

- your e-mail

- and the title of your favorite fairytale retelling/novel!

If you post about this giveaway on your blog, myspace, etc, be sure to tell me in your comment so I can give you 2 extra entries!

The winner will be selected June 14th and annoucned then!

Sorry, this giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents!


The Compulsive Reader said...

The Compulsive Reader

Hm....hard! One of my favorites of all time would have to be Ella Enchanted. It was my first real retelling, and every time I read it, I catch more and more things that I missed the previous times. It never gets old, and unfortunately, they totally messed up the movie. Thank goodness for that book.

Cool contest! Thanks a lot. I've heard loads of good things about The Swan Kingdom, but haven't really read many retellings of this fairy tale. My favorite would have to be Daughter of the Forrest by Juliet Marillier. I didn't like the sequels much though.

RR2 said...


Great contest. I really want to read The Swan Kingdom. My favourite retelling would be Daughter of the Forest, as well. It is awesome. Have you read it?

-Reader Rabbit the Second (who will post about your contest

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Ella Enchanted

lilacbutterfly [at]

Liviania said...

inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

It varies because I love faery tales beyond all reason. Currently I'm fond of GOOSE CHASE by Patrice Kindl - it uses the Wild Swans as one of its inspirations. Funny tale, likeable narrator . . . plus the author's other novels are worth reading.

I'll have to remember to post about this contest!

ikkinlala said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!

I haven't read a fairytale retelling in quite a while (although I have read other fantasy books which incorporated fairytale elements), but I liked Zel by Donna Jo Napoli.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Axa said...


I put a little link to your contest on my blog.

I don't think I have a favorite fairy tale retelling.....that I can think of but I am looking forward to reading "A Curse Dark as Gold" a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I adore fairytales and fairytale retellings. My favorite is Beauty by Sherri Tepper. Sleeping Beauty is the main one retold but there are a few others integrated as well.

I also just got a Curse as Dark as Gold and am looking forward to reading it.

lenoreva AT hotmail DOT com

Rachael Stein said...

Rachael Stein [the Book Muncher]

my favorites are Tithe by Holly Black and Spindle's End by Robin McKinley. they rock :D

Anonymous said...


My fave is Ella Enchanted. It was my first story retelling book and it was the best. I would love to win a copy of this book, I've heard its so good hope I win.

RR2 said...

Hey Dominique!
We tagged you for a meme:
no pressure to do it, though!

paperxxflowers said...

Hmm... I'd have to say either Ella Enchanted, or Zel. They were both really good.

Although, I've been hearing some good things about A Curse as Dark as Gold, but I haven't been able to get my hands on it yet. Soon, hopefully.

I'll post about it on my blog,

If you don't see it right away, just give it about a half hour and check back. Thanks!


Kyle said...


oh wow. I would have to say my favorite fairy tail is Inkheart. It is a great book that has funny parts, sad parts and scary parts.

The Swqan Kingdom sounds like a great book!

I posted about your contest on my blog!

Kyle said...

by the way i added your link on my blog!

Chelsie said...


My favorite fairytale?? Well, I'd have to say The Two Princesses of Bamarre, because for some reason I really really liked that book... Even more than I liked Ella Enchanted, which I liked a lot =D

Cyndi said...

The Page Wanderer

My favorite retelling of a fairytale would definitely be either Ella Enchanted (Cinderella) or Fairest (Snow White). Both written by the amazing Gail Carson Levine.

Lady Dragoness said...

Hmm... this is hard. Being of the old school (don't fix what ain't broke) I'm not big on retellings of the classic fairy tales or any other story for that matter. In fact, more than a retelling, The Brave Apprentice by P.W. Catanese is a sequel to the Brave Little Tailor.

I found it well worth my time though because Mr. Catanese does a flawless job of catching the mood of the classic story on which his retellings and sequels are based.

Lady Dragoness

Anonymous said...

Kayla (Midnight Twilight)

I don't know if it's really a fairy tale, but i love Avalon High by Meg Cabot. It's about a reincarnated King Arthur and Lady of The Lake (and all the other important characters.) Those stories always fascinate me, mixing history and fantasy.

I posted a link on my blog

Breanna said...

The Swan Kingdom sounds really good, I'd love to have a copy!

Lets see my favorite re-telling of a fairy tale would have to be Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire. It was really good.


The Whirlwinds said...

Aella Siofra

Wow! This is a really good contest idea. Anyway. I would have to say that my favorite retelling is probably Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier. Although I was also very fond of Fairest by Gail Carson Levine.

Best of luck to everyone,

Note: I posted about this contest on our myspace blog

Tasha said...


Wow! So many great fairy tale re-tellings. Well among my favorites would have to be some of Shannon Hale's. But my ultime favorite re-telling would definitely be Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George. Absolutely great book. Really hope I win as I have been desperately been wanting to read the Swan Kingdom.

Meredith said...

Meredith Foster

It is so hard to pick my favorite retold fairy tale. There is a whole series that I love from Simon & Shuster's teen imprint. The whole Once Upon a Time series is great. Here is a link for their website with all the titles, in case you haven't heard of any.


min w. said...

Mindy Wang

The Goose Girl. I loved this book because everything had a true fairytale touch to it. The words and sentences were so carefully crafted that the reader would be stuck on one sentence, rereading it over and over again like rolling a piece of candy around in your mouth.

Rachael Stein said...

oh, i forgot to tell you that i posted about your contest on my list of contests:

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