Fairy Tale Trap Blog Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to the Fairy Tale Trap Blog Tour!  We are happy to be part of this tour and would love for you to get to know this book and author even better!

The Fairy Tale Trap
By Emily Casey
Published December 2011

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Ivy has always been afraid of mirrors, but she never knew why. Then one of them sucks her into the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.

All she wants is to find her way home. But when she tries to escape, Ivy breaks the wrong spell. Now Beast is not so gentle-on-the-inside, Beauty is falling for the wrong prince, and Ivy is no closer to figuring out how to get through the enchanted forest that traps her.

With magic mirrors, dancing fairies, a sadistic pixie, and other random fairy tale twists, Ivy doesn’t know what’s safe or who to trust. Can she escape the fairy tale trap?

My thoughts:

This was a fun novella!  I am a big fan of fairy tales (especially Beauty and the Beast).  The idea of having a "real" teenage girl getting dropped into the story of Beauty and the Beast is my idea of a perfect book.

This is a novella- not a full length novel.  It is good to keep that in mind because the author doesn't go into great detail with conversations, setting, and background story of the main character.  That is completely understandable- and yet one of the problems I have with novellas in general (I feel like I missed something).

I loved all of the unique twists that the story took and I how the story of "Beauty and the Beast" got completely messed up.  What happens when the Beast... really is a beast?  Horror story much? The one minor negative I had with the book was that it was set in first person present tense.  This is just a personal preference, but I have a harder time getting into books that are written that way- but like I said, that is a personal thing.

If you are a fan of fairy tales, you will enjoy this novella- I am looking forward to more from this author in the future!

About the Author (in her own words):

I'm a writer from Tallahassee who chases two crazy kids around the house all day before collapsing in front of my computer.

I write everything from fairy tales to zombies, from middle grade to young adult. I write what's exciting to me and just hope someone else out there likes it.

Other little tid-bits: I'm a dog person (I have a German Shepherd named Guybrush), I like to run (I ran my first half marathon while 4 months pregnant) and majored in Psychology (which explains why I'm a little nuts) with a minor in English (which explains the whole writing thing).

Do you want to read this book?

The author has kindly offered our readers an e-copy of The Fairy Tale Trap!
If you want to win- please comment below with your favorite fairy tale and a way to contact you (email, twitter, etc)

Giveaway ends 02/29/12 
  Check out the next stop tomorrow with Anna over at Literary Exploration!

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