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Follow Friday: Fairy Tales

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme intended to connect the book blogging community. To join the blogging fun or find other blogs who participated in the meme, check out Parajunkee!

Follow Friday Question: In light of the Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer…let’s talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

Tithe cover back in the day!

A: My favorite classic fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I love the Hans Christian Anderson version and the Disney one, too. I think I really connect with stories about transformation- emotional and physically- because I always have hope that people can change for the better.

As for a modern fairy story- my fave is probably Tithe by Holly Black. It’s one of the first YA stories I’d ever read about fairies. I loved it immediately- it is dark and mysterious and romantic, and I ate it up!!

Upcoming: (either later tonight or tomorrow): Review of Red Glove by Holly Black! Hmm, Ms. Black is getting a lot of action on the blog lately… :)


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About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://www.readthisinstead.blogspot.com kathy

    Yay for Beauty & the Beast. I remember being really sad when I realized the original fairy tales aren’t as happy and cute as the Disney versions, so I think I’ll always love the Disney ones best. :) And I really need to read something by Holly Black because it seems like everyone loves her!
    Happy Friday.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Yes, please do! Holly Black is amazing! I’m reviewing Red Glove soon, and I would definitely recommend it plus the first book of that series White Cat!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MarlaSTNC Marla

    Hello! I’m a new follower from FF. I’ve been wanting to read these books. If only they would get returned to the library. I’ve been waiting on them for weeks! I hope you enjoy your weekend.

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Thanks for stopping by!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/AlisonCanRead Alison

    Hopping through. I love White Cat and Red Glove. I need to read more by Holly Black.

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