{Guest Post/Giveaway} STEALING SNOW author Danielle Paige on her favorite fairy tales!!!

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 Danielle Paige's
Favorite Fairy Tales!

I'm so excited about today's tour stop, bookworms! I first "discovered" Danielle Paige when I heard about an upcoming debut called DOROTHY MUST DIE, a reimagined sequel series to The Wizard of Oz

Now, Paige has a new series out about The Snow Queen! 

(And I was at a local signing yesterday and she mentioned that she's announcing a BRAND-NEW fairy tale series in US Today TOMORROW!!!! I'm so excited to hear more!!!)
(Check out my Twitter Thread for all the Q&A goodies from last night!!!)

So of course I had to find out her favorite fairy tales!!!


Danielle lives in NY. Before turning to YA, she worked in television & was nominated for several Daytime Emmy's. Dorothy Must Die is her first novel.

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My Favorite Fairy Tales
by Danielle Paige

Every since I was little, I have loved fairy tales. I was so excited to get to add to the tradition of exploring these magical worlds in STEALING SNOW. These have been my favorite fairy tales since I was young:


Of course! The original Snow Queen story is so intriguing and mysterious: why did the Snow Queen decide to kidnap Kai? How did she turn evil—or did she? In STEALING SNOW I wanted to explore her journey to power and self-acceptance.


Maleficent is the first villain I fell in love with! Her style is always fabulous, and you can’t say she doesn’t know how to go after what she wants. But even as much as I cheer for Maleficent, I still love the happily-ever-after.


A lesser-known story, but one of my favorites! A girl name Karen is adopted by a rich woman who buys her a wonderful pair of red shoes. Karen meets a mysterious soldier, and he taps both of her shoes, saying "Never come off when you dance." Karen can't stop dancing, and the red shoes control her every movement. The original tale is very dark and twisty!


The struggle between Cinderella and her Evil Stepmother is so interesting, and who doesn't love Cinderella's magical transformation? I always wanted to know more about the fairy godmother and her abilities.


What's not to love about this story? I love the exploration between the two different worlds: on the land and in the sea. The Little Mermaid was actually my inspiration for the STEALING SNOW character, the River Witch, and her prequel novella, BEFORE THE SNOW.

Pick it up on your next trip
to the bookstore! ^.~

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: Danielle Paige
Release Date: Sept. 22, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury


First kisses sometimes wake slumbering princesses, undo spells, and spark happily ever afters. 

Mine broke Bale. 

Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent. 

Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort of future in the mental ward she calls home. With nowhere else to turn, Snow finds herself drawn to a strange new orderly who whispers secrets in the night about a mysterious past and a kingdom that’s hers for the taking—if only she can find her way past the iron gates to the Tree that has been haunting her dreams. 

Beyond the Tree lies Algid, a land far away from the real world, frozen by a ruthless king. And there too await the River Witch, a village boy named Kai, the charming thief Jagger, and a prophecy that Snow will save them all.


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