Fairy Tale Fortnight Wrap-Up

Check out the schedule of events for both
The Book Rat and A Backwards Story!

Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest

Everyone, thank you SO MUCH for participating in Fairy Tale Fortnight.  Misty and I have put together this year's wrap-up, and it's full of so much fun.

Below, you can see giveaway winners and a round-up 
of everything that went on. 
There's also a survey at the bottom to fill out 
so we know what to add/adjust next year!

Also, If you visit The Book Rat today, 
you can see amazing pie charts as Misty shares the responses 
to our first-ever Fairy Tale Interview Questionnaire 

I'm sorry this post was delayed for so long.  After all the intense blogging due to the event, back-to-back blog tours, and work/daily life, Misty and I took a little break.  Plus, this post was DAUNTING!  It eats time for breakfast and STILL wants a snack...

Want EVEN MORE fairy tales?  Most Thursdays, I run a feature entitled "A Twist in the Tail" for all things mythological, as well as fairy tales, mermaids, classic retellings, etc. 

Love fairy tales and mythology?
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!

Love mermaids, selkies, and other underwater beings?  Come back this summer for my fourth annual Splash into Summer event!
Here's a peek at what we did our firstsecond, and third summers!
Splash, like FTF, which will feature more reviews, guest posts, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Here's what you might have missed 
during this year's
Fairy Tale Fortnight:

(And here's what you missed at The Book Rat! The below round-up list is only from ABS!)


Those of you who have read my giveaway policy already know that winners are contacted via email and not announced on the blog, but for the sake of FTF, here's a brief list of winners!

If you find yourself listed below, please let us know in the comments or by email if you no longer want your prize winnings, so we can find a new home for your prize. One that will give the book the attention that it deserves; take it for walks, let it play with other books. Maybe have children in the home to play with it and keep it company... ;) [But seriously. If for whatever reason you no longer want your prize, let us know ASAP!] If you're not sure if you're the one listed (some of you have same/similar names!), ask us and we'll clarify.  Congrats!!!!

The Mirk & Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson: Sheila R & Anna L
Misty's Blog Hop Mystery Box: Bridget H
Jodi Lamm Prize Pack: Rachael V
The Sea Inside by Vickie Johnstone (paperback): Holly B
The Sea Inside by Vickie Johnstone  ebook: Danielle S & Holly L
Fractured Dream by KM Randall: Rachael G Bethwyn W Miranda L Vampi A Priscila D Kristen N & Mary P
Merrie Haskell Prize Pack: Tessa W
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel: Marissa A
While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell: fMartha G
The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters by Barbara Silkstone ebook: Stefani (bookspry)
Zo White and the Seven Morphs by Barbara Silkstone ebook: Cyndi F
Wendy and the Lost Boys by Barbara Silkstone: audiobook Yvonne J
Fallen by Ann Hunter ebook: WMEMES
Signed The Dyerville Tales by MP Kozlowsky: Leslie P
Signed Hero's Guide complete set by Christopher Healy:  Tammy S
Princess Makeup Eyeshadows: Sophie W
Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy:  Carl S (2nd giveaway that took place just after FTF - thought you guys would want to know the results!)
Fairy Tale Book of Your Choice by Jen S.
The Seventh Spell by Danielle E. Shipley: April S.
Bellflower by Amber Stokes: Sherry H. Nat Justine W.
Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James: Terri M. and there will be 1 more winner, first pick was disqualified! Keep an eye out, it could be you!!
The Curse Girl by Kate Avery Ellisen: Dena M.


*Author Danielle E. Shipley on: "If I were told I had to choose a fairytale character’s story to live..." 
*Alethea Kontis Rants about Cinderella and How it Inspired Her World Book Night Novel ENCHANTED! 
*Cover/Synopsis Reveal: How Becky Wallace Came Up with the Idea for THE STORYSPINNER!
*THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR Lookbook with Author Jane Nickerson
*"Fairy Tales in the Wild West" with Author Amber Stokes
*"Fairy Tales are a Major Influence of Childhood"  with guest poster Danielle
*"The Failings of Fairy Tale Fathers"  with Author Sophie Weeks
*"What Happens When a Disney Princess Fan Meets the Actual Stories They Were Loosely Based Upon?"  by Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton
*"Beyond the Walls of the World" by Author Sarah McGuire
*"Fairy Tale Therapy" by Author Barbara Silkstone
*"White as Snow, Red as Blood, Perfect for a Retelling" with Author Sarah Cross
*"Dissecting The Nutcracker: From Fairy Tale to Ballet to WINTERSPELL" by Author Claire Legrand
*"Creating a Real-Life Sleeping Beauty" with Author Elizabeth Blackwell
*The Inspiration Behind  Chantresses and their Abilities by Amy Butler Greenfield
*"Rumpelstiltskin: Mischievous, Malevolent, or Misunderstood?" by Debz Bookshelf 


*Christine Norris, A CURSE OF ASH AND IRON
*Kate Avery Ellison, THE CURSE GIRL
*Kate Forsyth, BITTER GREENS
*Amy Butler Greenfield, CHANTRESS ALCHEMY


* “One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes, Retold” by Danielle E. Shiple
*FALLEN by Ann Hunter
*THE SEA INSIDE by Vickie Johnstone
*CHANTRESS ALCHEMY by Amy Butler Greenfield
*"Betraying Ever After" by Kelly Martin
*"The Four Bewitching Sisters of Nahar" by Sameena K. Mughal


*Participation Linky (See what 17 other fairy tale lovers shared!)
*Interview Questionnaire
*Round-Up of All Previous Fairy Tale Reviews
*Everyone in the Media is Buzzing About...Fairy Tales!!!
*Top Ten Fairy Tale Characters Whose Lives You WOULDN'T Want
*Remembering Gabriel García Márquez
*B&N Exclusive Pre-Order: A GRIMM WARNING by Chris Colfer
*Disney Maleficent Teams Up with Hot Topic and MAC Cosmetics in 2014! 
*{Mad About Nails} 2014 Fairy Tale-Inspired Nail Polish!
*{Cover Reveal} HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas
*1946 Beauty and the Beast on TCM
*1955 The Glass Slipper on TCM!
*{Cover Reveal}  CRANE: Legends Saga, Book 1 by Stacey Rourke 
*Fairy tales from the Forest: Retell the Classics in Honor of Earth Day
*Top Ten Books If You Like Disney's Frozen!
*{Cover Reveal} US Edition of BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth
*4th Annual Splash into Summer Invitation!
*Fairy Tale Movies of 2014 and Beyond
*2014~2015 Fairy Tales to Look Forward To!


*FEATHER BOUND  by Sarah Raughley {YA}
*GILDED ASHES  by Rosamund Hodge {YA Novella}
*CROWN OF ICE  by Vicki L. Weavil {YA} [Spotlight]
*CRESS by Marissa Meyer [Guest Review with Jordin from A Bottomless Book Bag]  {YA}
*SIX-GUN SNOW WHITE  by Catherynne M. Valente {Adult Novella}
*MISTRESS OF THE WIND by  by Michelle Diener {Adult}
*ONCE UPON A TOWER by Eloisa James {Adult} [Spotlight]
*SECOND STAR by Alyssa B. Sheinmel {YA}
*STRAY  by Elissa Sussman {YA} [Spotlight]
*{Vlog} Spotlighting 7 Fairy Tale Anthologies {Various}
*"HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones [Guest Post by Victoria Hooper] {MG}
*NAMESAKE, Volumes 1 + 2 by Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon {Graphic Novel}
*SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED by Patricia C. Wrede [Guest Post by W.Memes] {YA}
*TWO TRICKSTER TALES FROM RUSSIA  retold by Sophie Masson {picture book}

What was your favorite thing about Fairy Tale Fortnight?  
What would you like to see next year?

Take a moment and fill out our survey!


Thanks for stopping by throughout the event.  
I hope you had as much fun as we did!


  1. Looks like you've been very busy lately! Hope it all pays off.
    Stop by sometime :) Much love, Sarah x



Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to stop and comment! I appreciate it more than I can say. I try to respond to each one!