October 12, 2015

Disney-Hyperion Fairy Tale 2.0: A Frozen Heart +GIVEAWAY

Who loves a good fairy tale? I know I do!  I know my daughter does! 

Well Disney-Hyperion has a campaign for fairy tales it's called Fairy Tales 2.0.  In this campaign they are highlighting three fairy tales- each with a new book with that contains a unique twist on the popular stories.  
When they approached me to help promote one of the books I jumped at the chance! And what retelling did they want me to promote: A Frozen Heart! It's a retelling or a re-look at the story Frozen.  Frozen is a huge favorite at my house.  Not just with my daughter and I, but my sons and husband love it too!

What is A Frozen Heart about:
Told in alternating chapters from both Anna's and Hans' perspectives, A Frozen Heart takes a sophisticated look at events of Frozen, exploring the couple's backstories, motivations, and doomed relationship.

Disney-Hyperion was kind enough to send me a copy of the book to look at and read.  I wasn't able to read the whole book (daughter mentioned above grabbed it and ran off it with!), but I did get to read some and look through it.  This book is awesome.  I mean really if you're a fan of the movie you'll love this.  It gives you more about Anna and Hans and the people in their lives.  I love that you hear from both of them! And I love that it's not for little kids.  This is a novel! This is something my middle school students - and older - would love because it gives them more Frozen without being a picture book.  Actually if you don't know it was a twist on Frozen you wouldn't know just by looking at it.  I loved that! You never know when something like this comes out what the quality of the story might be.  This was not lacking at all - well written!  I highly suggest you check it out.  

To learn more about the book check out the website: 

About the author

Elizabeth Rudnick has written over thirty books, including the original novel Tweet Heart and tie-ins such as Frankenweenie: A Novel; Oz: The Great and Powerful; and the best-selling junior novel based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband and two lovable mutts, Jack and Ginger.

Now there are two other books in this "series".

Once Upon a Time: Red's Untold Tale by Wendy Toliver
Red is 16 and lives with Granny in a cottage in the village, where boarding up
the house and hiding during Wolfstime is a means of survival. Red help’s Granny with Granny’s baked good business, catering as well as door-to-door sales. Red has a constant internal battle between her wild side and her strict, overprotective upbringing, and the issue of “control” as she discovers she has a hot temper when the “mean girls” push her too far. (“When we learn to control it, we needn’t fear it,” Rumpelstiltskin says in the series.) She has flashbacks to her 13th year when she received her cloak and the nickname “Red.” She is plagued by nightmares that she doesn’t understand, but the Once Upon a Time fans will recognize them as her wolf side coming out. Red balances the difficult times with Granny at home and the girls at school with an emerging and satisfying romance with Peter.

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish. To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.

Disney-Hyperion has offered up a fantastic giveaway!

One (1) winner receives:
Copy of A Frozen Heart
FAIRY TALE 2.0 tank, notepad, cosmetic pouch & pillow.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

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  1. I want to read Red's Untold Tale the most because it sounds the most interesting

  2. I love the movie Frozen. It is my favorite Disney movie. I would like to read Once Upon a Time: Red's Untold Tale.

  3. A Whole New World just got added to my reading list. This book sounds like it has the potential to be better than the movie.

  4. Not entering, but the books you've mentioned sound really good. I'm very curious about the Frozen one, have to add it to the TBR, thanks for the suggestions.

  5. These books all sound great. My granddaughter would absolutely love Frozen Heart and, if she would share, I would as well. Thanks for telling me about these books and for a chance to win.

  6. My stepdaughter would love these books. She is really into the Disney tales as well as adventures like Harry Potter.

  7. My whole family loves all the Disney Movies. Frozen is one of our favorites!

  8. The re-telling of Aladdin really interests me, but who doesn't love Frozen? :)

    MJ Moore

  9. I love the Beauty and the Beast fairytale.

    Thanks for the giveaway!