I have always loved fairy tales. For younger children, they have fractured fairy tales which put a twist on the story as we know it. Now, for adults and young adults, we have Fairy tale 2.0. ONCE UPON A TIME: RED’S UNTOLD TALE is one of those books that by knowing the original story, we are intrigued by the new spin on a classic tale
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wendy Toliver is the award-winning author of four YA novels: The Secret Life of A Teenage Siren, Miss Match, Lifted, and Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale. She lives in the Utah mountains with three sons, two cats, two dogs, and one husband. She enjoys reading, hiking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, watching movies, sweet potato fries, Halloween, and daydreaming.
Other titles available are:
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
by Liz Braswell
In stores now!
About the Book
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.
A FROZEN HEART
by Elizabeth Rudnick
In stores October 6th
About the Book
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.
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One lucky reader will win:
FAIRY TALE 2.0 PRIZING
One (1) winner receives:
· Copy of Red’s Untold Tale;
· plus FAIRY TALE 2.0 tank, notepad, cosmetic pouch & pillow.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.