Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop!

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Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop - April 26 to May 1

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop 
Featuring YA Books with a fairy tale theme - Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writervvb32reads

For my fairy-tale feature, I asked Author Marissa Meyer a few questions!
 
 
Cinder is based loosely on Cinderella - What made you choose to do that particular fairy-tale?

I'd had the idea to do a series of sci-fi-twisted fairy tales for a while and had been playing around with different ways I could futurize some of my favorite tales. Then the idea for a cyborg Cinderella came to me as I was falling asleep one night, and it just clicked. Her story began to piece itself together and worked surprisingly well in the futuristic landscape I was creating, so I went with it. There's also an appeal to Cinderella being such a timeless story, one that can cross any location or culture. The themes are universal in a way that really works, even in the far future.

Are you planning on writing any more fairy-tale based stories?
CINDER is the first of a four-book series called The Lunar Chronicles, each of which is based on a different fairy tale. Though Cinder continues to be the main hero throughout, she'll soon be joined by Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White, as they band together against the evil queen. 
 
I do have some other ideas for retellings outside of The Lunar Chronicles, so we'll see what I'm inspired to work on when the time comes.
 
Are you more of a Grimm fairy-tale or Disney fairy-tale kind of gal? (dark/light)
I was raised on Disney movies and they'll always have a warm place in my heart, but I'm definitely a bigger fan of the Grimm tales. I'm fascinated by their symbolism and gore and how they didn't shy away from truly horrifying themes - rape, murder, incest, cannibalism, it's all there. It makes me question the purpose they would have served hundreds of years ago, and why they continue to influence our society as much as they do.
 

Tell us, what is your least favourite fairy-tale?
This was a tough one, but after much consideration, I'm going to go with "The Princess and the Pea." True, many fairy tales are based on ridiculous premises, but this one seems worse than most. Why would placing a pea under a pile of mattresses indicate a true princess? Why would the king and queen believe that the pea "bruised" the girl during her sleep? I just don't get it.

And of course, what is your most favourite fairy-tale?
I honestly couldn't choose! Of course Cinderella ranks highly, but I also love The Little Mermaid, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Brier Rose... I have many, many favorites.


Thank you Marissa Meyer for stopping by!

Books for Giveaway!

I will be picking one winner for this giveaway and they get to pick one of the books listed below!

 


 




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Claire Blennerhassett

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215 comments:

  1. I would love to win Cinder by Marissa Meyer :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I'd love to win Cloaked :)

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  3. I'd love Cinder or Sarah Cross':)

    Thanks so much!

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  4. I think I would choose Beauty - Robin McKinley.

    Fabulous giveaway thank you.

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  5. I have heard great things about Kill Me Softly. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  6. Hard to pick but probably Cinder. Thanks!

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  7. I wold pick Ash because the name reminds me of someone!

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  8. I'd love to win Kill me softly :)

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  9. I'd probably choose Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross; I've heard some amazing reviews about it!

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  10. I'd like Ash. The cover intrigues me.

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  11. I would take any of these books!
    I love Alex Flinn! Beauty is my favorite!
    And I really want to read Cinder!!

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  12. I think I would pick Cloaked...Well actually any of them. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. I would love to win Cinder...

    Hey by mistake I clicked enter without mentioning how I follow so i am telling here... GFC-Anubha and also email - anubha56(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. that's hard. I'm between Cinder and Kill Me Softly.
    I'm going with Cinder

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  15. Cinder and Beauty are great books but as I've already read them, my choice would be Kill Me Softly. :)

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  16. I'd love to win Cinder by Marissa Meyer :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I'd love to win Cinder or Kill Me Softly!

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  18. I think I wish to win Ash :D Might change my mind, though (A) But the cover is so so pretty. <3 Thank you for this giveaway :)
    Love, Carina

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  19. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross! Thanks for the giveaway!! :D

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  20. Ooh, so many great options that it's kind of hard to choose. While Cloaked and Cinder were awesome, I think I'd choose Bewitching because it sounds so good.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. =)

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  21. All of them! Haha. Um, either Cinder or Kill Me Softly or Ash, probably. :-p

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  22. maybe cinder or kill me softly. i have beauty and ash, they are sitting on my shelf waiting to be read!

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  23. I'm jonesin' for Kill Me Softly. Thanks for providing the opportunity to win it.

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway. I have read a few of these and they are great re-tellings. I would love to pick up Ash.

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  25. YAY! The book I would like to get if I win would be Bewitching By Alex Flinn. Her books are just AMAZING! Thanks 4 the giveaway.
    Lisseth @read-a-holicz.blogspot.com

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  26. I think I'd choose Kill Me Softly. It sounds great! But I'd love to have a pretty copy of Cinder on my shelf...

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  27. Thanks for another awesome giveaway! I would probably choose Cinder by Marissa Meyer, heard some great things about it. :)

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  28. I would choose Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  29. I think I would choose Kill Me Softly. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. I would love to win Cinder- I've heard so much about it. Thanks for the giveaway! You have a lovely blog, btw.
    ~Shelby

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  31. I would choose Kill Me Softly. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I would choose Kill Me Softly!!

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  33. I would love to win Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross!

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  34. Well it's a tough choice because there are some awesome books up for grabs but right now its between Beastly and Cinder!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/

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  35. Wow you know how to appeal to Fairy-Tale lovers. :D right now it's a debate between Cloaked, Ash and Kill Me Softly! Thanks for the fabulousness!

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  36. +JMJ+

    I'm entering for Ash by Malinda Lo. Thanks! =)

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  37. Cloaked by Alex Flinn! My favorite author <3

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  38. I don't want my favorite faerie tale is (I so do love retellings with a twist), but I am going to be reading a book soon that is a twist on Beauty and the Beast: When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales #2) by Eloisa James

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  39. Definitely Bewitching by Alex Flinn ! :)

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  40. I've been dying to read Cinder!
    Thanks so much.

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  41. Cinder. that book looks amazing but everytime I go to buy it something else I want even more catches my eye... I'm such a bad fan... and a bit of a bookaholic :P

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  42. If I won, I would like Cinder by Marissa Meyer :)

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  43. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross! Thank you for the giveaway :D

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  44. Kill Me Softly - Sarah Cross for sure.

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  45. I'd like Cinder by Marissa Meyer :D

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  46. Bewitching by Alex Flinn sounds very interesting and I love the cover. :)

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  47. Cinder - Marissa Meyer. Thank you!

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  48. I would like to win Ash - Malinda Lo :)

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  49. Cinder! I've been wanting that book for too long! I really hope I could win :) thank you for the giveaway.

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  50. If I could have a different cover of Beastly, I'd choose that. (:
    If not, Kill Me Softly sounds awesome.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. I would love Beauty of Robin McKinley.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I would love to win either Cinder or Kill Me Softly, the covers are SO pretty. :)

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  53. I think I'd pick Kill me softly :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Thank you ever so much for the giveaway! I would love to win A Kiss in Time

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  55. I would love to win Cinder :)
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  56. All the books looks awesome but I'd probably pick Cinder.

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  57. I'd probably pick Cinder or Kill Me Softly. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  58. A Kiss in Time - Alex Flinn

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  59. I think I would pick Kill Me Softly but Ash runs a close second :) Thank you so much for another great giveaway!!

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  60. I love Robin McKinley so I would have to go with Beauty!

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  61. Probably Bewitching.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. I´d like to win Bewitching! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  63. It would be Cinder, thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Either Beauty or Kill Me Softly! Can't decide!

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  65. Probably Kill Me Softly.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lori

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  66. I'd probably choose Cinder!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. Hmm... I'd want either Ash or Cloaked.

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win either Cloaked or Bewitching.

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  69. I would choose Bewitching! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. Kill Me Softly - Sarah Cross.
    kathyross75@yahoo.com

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  71. I LOVED Cinder. Great interview! And thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'd probably pick Kill Me Softly - it sounds so good!

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  72. Super want to read Kill Me Softly!

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  73. I'd like to read a Kiss In Time! I've heard good things!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  74. Kill Me Softly because it is one of my summer must reads. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. I would love a copy of Cloaked or Killing me Softly. Thank you!!

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  76. I would like either Ash or Cinder!!! Thanks

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  77. I would love to win Cinder. Thanks for giveaway!
    -Maritza R

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  78. Cinder, absolutely! (Or, well, maybe Sisters Red, IDK)

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  79. I would like to win Beastly. The blurb is great and the cover is gorgeous :)

    savedbymercy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. I would like Ash. Thanks for the giveaway

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  81. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  82. I'd like Kill Me Softly. :-)

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  83. This is an awesome giveaway. My choice: Cinder - Marissa Meyer

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  84. I'd love to win Kill Me Softly.

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  85. cinder

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  86. Cinder - I've been dying to read it, but don't want to buy in hardback. (I'm poor lol, waiting for paperback).

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  87. i'd love to pick Cinder. ;) thank you!

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  88. I'd like to win Kill Me Softly. Great giveaway! Thanks!

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  89. I'm really interested in Ash.

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  90. I'd like to win Kill Me Softly.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  91. Cinder! I have been really wanting to read that one for a while now =)

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  92. I would choose Killing Me Softly!

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  93. I would love Cloaked by Alex Flinn!

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  94. Oh my, I would love to win Cinder! :D

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  95. I'd love to win Beastly! I loved the movie and now I'd really like to read the book! :D

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  96. I think i'm gonna pick Cinder. :))

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  97. I don't know they all look great. Maybe A Kiss In Time...

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  98. i would love to win kill me softly of ash : ) thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  99. Kill Me Softly sounds good.
    magic9505 at embarqmail dot com

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  100. Would love to win Cinder

    Kristie Betts
    Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com

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  101. Bewitching, Cinder, Ash, Kill me Softly. AHhhh I don't know! They all sound so good. I've heard such good things about Cinder so I'll say that one.

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  102. I'd pick Ash by Malinda Lo ^^

    @Tibiux

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  103. ooo great choices! I don't know which one I would want, they all look amazing! :D

    maybe Cloaked or Bewitching... cause I've already read Beastly and A kiss in time ;)

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  104. Definitely Cinder! I've heard such great things about it!

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  105. Cinder, please!!!

    Wendy/books4me

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  106. Cinder or Bewitching. :) Fabulous giveaway!

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  107. Can't decide- either Cinder or Beauty. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  108. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross.

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  109. thanks a lot for great giveaway!
    If I win I would choose either Beauty ot beastly:)

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  110. I think I'd like to win Beastly

    thanks for the giveaway

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  111. Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! I'd love to win "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer.

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    GFC: ~Enamored Soul~

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  112. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    I would like to read Beauty. It seems nice. :)

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  113. I would like Ash. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Artemis

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  114. Thank you for this giveaway :)
    I would like Ash - Malinda Lo
    akajra(at)hotmail(dot)cz

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  115. I'd love to win bewitching! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  116. Id choose Kill Me Softly. Thanks for the chance.

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  117. WOW! they all look really good. hard to choose!!
    Probably Ash or Kiss me softly... maybe??? LOLOL

    GFC Becky Weiner

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  118. I would Cinder... Thank you for this!!!

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  119. Either Cinder or Kill me Softly

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  120. My picks are between Kill Me Softy, Cinder, and Ash. There's so many good ones! Too tough. ;)

    Thanks!!

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  121. it's either Kill Me Softly or Cinder. i'm more towards Kill Me Softly though.

    Thanks :)

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  122. Beastly I think but they all look wonderful!

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  123. I would love to win Cinder. I still haven't read it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  124. That was fun reading Marissa's interview.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity. If I were to win, I would like 'A Kiss In Time'.

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  125. I would love to win any of those books but I think the one that I would really want most would have to be Cinder.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. I'd love to win Beauty - Robin McKinley. I'm a sucker for a retelling.

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  127. That's too hard of a choice! I would love any of them!

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  128. they all look great! probably kill me softly

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  129. I think I would like Kill Me Softly if I am lucky enough to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. I'd love to win Kill Me Softly!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. Kill Me Softly!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  132. Thank you for the giveaway:) I'd like to win Kill Me Softly.

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  133. I think I would pick Kill Me Softly

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  134. I would love to win Kill Me Softly, I've heard great things about it.

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  135. I like to win Cloaked - Alex Flinn.

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  136. Maybe...Kill Me Softly,but I'm not sure yet.

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

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  137. I've heard so much about Cinder, probably that one. :)

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  138. Kill Me Softly sounds lovely.I'd probably pick it.

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  139. I am dying to read Kill Me Softly.

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  140. (Ana)

    I would like to win Ash.

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  141. I would like to win Kill Me Softly.
    Thanks a lot for the chance to win it!

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  142. I would like to win Beastly.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. I'd love to win Cinder.
    It's a cyborg Cinderella, seriously.
    You have to give the author props for the premise.

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  144. I would LOVE Bewitching! :)
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  145. **singing** Cinder Cinder Cinder for me :)

    (note: it's 3:30ish!)

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  146. I'd love to win Cinder! I've been hearing so many great things about it! Thanks!

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  147. I'd love to win Beastly! I read it and loved it!

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  148. I'd love to win Cinder or Kill Me Softy! Thanks!

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  149. I would choose Beauty. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop! :)

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  150. I'd love to win Cinder, Beauty or Ash. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  151. I would like to win Killing me softly :)

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  152. Honestly it would be a toss up between Cinder and Ash. Both look like phenomenal reads.

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  153. I would like Ash.
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  154. I'd probably pick Cinder. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  155. Well, I like many but I'd like to read Bewitching of Cloaked. Thanks a lot, wonderful theme :-)

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  156. Cinder is my first choice.

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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