Friday, June 22, 2012

A Midsummer's Night Giveaway: High Fantasy

Today's post uses Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier as a jumping point.
Read my review of this book: Wildwood Dancing Review

Marillier has a very distinct high fantasy style of writing. It is not surprising that many of her books teeter between being considered YA or Adult. On one hand the protagonist is often younger, and on the other there is a maturity and complexity to her style that many people nowadays are not used to in the YA genre.

So most other fairytale adaptations in the style of what I like to call "High Fantasy" are adult adaptations. Because I use books as an escape from hectic, stressful life I find myself usually drawn to simplistic styles of writing (MG and YA), so I am not well versed in adult adaptations of fairytales BUT Rose over at The Cosy Dragon even states in her intro post that she is the opposite, so to learn more about what kind of adult adaptations are this high fantasy style, she would def know more.

As for the fairytale, Alex at Raiding Bookshelves actually wrote a post dedicated to it, "The Twelve Dancing Princesses". This might honestly be the most popular fairytale for YA/MG authors to adapt. Other books include: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, Entwined by Heather Dixon, The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler, and The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell. What exactly makes this so popular to adapt, I'm not entirely sure. It might be the whole mystery, danger and time running out aspect.

TOMORROW will be the final day for the giveaway which will end Sunday, June 22nd at Midnight USA Eastern Time. I plan on posting my "final words" on the adaptions tomorrow and then Sunday there will be a wrap up posts with the winners. I will include links to the reviews and posts related to the giveaway from all three participating blogs.

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