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What better time for a giveaway hop about fairy tales than during Fairy Tale Fortnight? For everyone stopping by for the first time, check out my Fairy Tale Schedule of Events!
Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and vvb32reads for hosting the hop! Check out the linky at the bottom of this post to see all participating blogs!
reviewed ICE (and a couple other Durst novels) and featured the tale on the blog in the past, as well as did a Cover Crazy on the awesome German cover!
A couple of weeks ago, you may recall that I went to the NYC Teen Author Festival in NYC. One of the authors I was fortunate enough to meet was Sarah Beth Durst! (Annnnd she probably thought I was stalking her since whenever I turned around, we were near one another, but I swear I wasn't! LOL!!)
I thought of you guys and wanted to share one of my favorites for Fairy Tale Fortnight. Sarah was kind enough to autograph the book with a special message for one of you lucky fairy tale lovers!
Here's a quick peek:
(Yeah, I was lazy and clipped out the segment where I featured the book on IMM ^^;;)
|Illustrated by PJ Lynch|
ICE is a favorite retelling of mine because Sarah Beth Durst has created such a strong heroine. While at first, Cassie doesn't want to be thrust into marriage with the Polar Bear King, she eventually grows to care for him. In a way, the story reminds me of the Greek myth revolving around Cupid and Psyche. When Cassie looks upon the Polar Bear King after being told not to, her world is thrown upside down. I love how strong she becomes as a character as she sets out to save the husband she's grown to love. ICE is a bit more adult than other versions of the tale in that Cassie is heavily pregnant on her journey, but still perseveres and never gives up.
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