Monday, March 25, 2013
Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop - March 26th to April 2nd
When I found out that I Am A Reader, Not A Writer , The Book Rat and A Backwards Story were hosting a Giveaway for fairytale-themed books, Dewitched came to mind and I signed up immediately.
I was so touched when Ellen offered to give away both an ebook copy and a signed paperback copy to two lucky readers. Thank you so much, Ellen.
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After serving time for Snow White’s attempted murder, the Evil Queen is about to get a makeover. Just not the kind she expected. Thinking she’s being sent to a luxurious spa that will enable her to restore her beauty and recapture her title, Fairest of All, Jane Yvel instead finds herself at Faraway, a rehab center that caters to Fairytalelanders addicted to evil.
Upon confronting her love-hate relationship with her magic mirror and the demons of her past, she is sent back to the world of happily-ever-after. Her goal: to discover the true meaning of beauty. Her assignment: to work for Marcella, a demanding Princess-In-Waiting. Jane finds herself irresistibly drawn to Marcella's dashing fiancé, Prince Gallant, and his exquisite seven-year old daughter, Calla Rose. Will the Evil Queen who had no heart end up with a heart that’s broken?
Wickedly funny, darkly shocking, and deeply moving, DEWITCHED unravels the Snow White story as we know it and will make you see the evil legend in a new light as she rewrites her life.
MY REVIEW (written August 2012)
Dewitched blew me away. I started off hating Jane because of what she did to Snow, but in the course of the novel the author gave me a peek into Jane's past life and helped me understand what makes her do the things she does. Why she is so addicted to evil. Before my eyes and with every word and page, E. L. Sarnoff made Jane human. Until I got to the point where my heart really went out to her.
E. L. Sarnoff is a very talented author who is very skilled at painting with words. The world (Lalaland) she created was very real, magical, and beautiful. And so inviting, I felt like one of the inhabitants.
Thank you so much E. L. Sarnoff for breathing new life into the fairytale characters from my childhood. It was a delightful reunion. The great thing about this novel is that even if it was mostly about Jane's life, at the same time all the other fairytale characters (E.g. Hook, Rumpelstiltskin, Pinocchio etc.) got a fair chance to tell their own backstories.
For a while after the story ended, I felt so empty. It will be hard to start reading another book. You have no idea how much I look forward to the sequel of Dewitched.
Don't miss out on this amazing fairytale, the chance to get reacquainted with your childhood characters. Be warned though. This novel comes with one huge side effect--sleepless nights. You wouldn't want to put it down.
I'm off to add E. L. Sarnoff to my list of favorite authors.
The second book in the Dewitched series, Unhitched: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen 2, was released in October and of course I bought it immediately. I wasn't disappointed.
Reformed Evil Queen, Jane Yvel, now has it all--her handsome Prince Gallant, a loving daughter, and a successful career. The only thing missing is a baby with her husband, something she both desires and fears in light of her sordid past.
But happily ever after may go up in smoke when Jane discovers a love letter to Gallant from a woman from his past--Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty.
Jane becomes obsessed with her prince’s affair. As she gathers evidence, she gets disturbing news that will change her life forever and makes a shocking discovery that threatens both her life and Gallant’s.
Will the Fairest of All be able to save her fairy tale marriage and those she loves? Or will the forces of evil triumph?
The evil legend’s journey continues in this wickedly funny, deeply moving, and darkly shocking sequel to DEWITCHED: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen.
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