Yesterday on Enchanted Inkpot I had the opportunity to interview the amazing Joy Preble. Consequently I also had the opportunity to read HAUNTED, the sequel to DREAMING ANASTASIA. And since Joy was kind enough to send me an autographed copy... I'M GOING TO PASS IT ON TO ONE OF YOU!!
All you have to do is be a follower of this blog. Hopefully spread the word. AND leave me a comment telling me your favorite fairy tale (and email so I can tell you if you win). That's it! Contest open through next wednesday and I'll announce the winner Thursday.
Now to help me review the book, I've asked the one and only, Evil Stepmother.
Me: So, Evil Stepmother, what makes you uniquely qualified to review this book?
ES: Well with a title that includes the word "evil" I completely understand where Baba Yaga, the witch, is coming from. We get a bad rap. Think of it from my point of view for a minute - here I am, a single mother, which in those days was even more difficult, trying to find suitable husbands for two - let's face it - less than desirable daughters. And who do I get saddled with? A blonde, goody-two-shoes, that talks to rats. But I digress.
Me: Uh huh. So what did you think of the book?
ES: Well I absolutely loved it! Especially that we got Baba Yaga's viewpoint along with the others. Just because she's eaten a few interlopers, doesn't mean she's all bad after all... And detachable hands? I never got any cool powers like that. Not that I'm bitter.
Me: Well thank you for being our guest!
What did I think? I absolutely LOVED it. I devoured the book. It isn't often that I can honestly say I liked the second book of a series better than the first. This was THAT good. I loved the characters, and the unique subject matter (Russian folklore).
Don't forget to leave me a comment with your email so I can contact you if you win!! It's THAT easy!