Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fairy Tale HOP

FAIRY TALE HOP
April 26 - May 1, 2012
hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
and vvb32 reads
complete HOP list

For this HOP, I wanted to share my current favorite fairy tale character...

Snow White
from Snow White and the Huntsman
directed by Rupert Sanders
film to be released: June 1, 2012

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.



Yessssss, the tough girl version. This is one of those films definitely on the to watch list for the year.

How about you?

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AND now for the HOP giveaway...

Another tough gal...

Cloaked
by Alex Flinn

I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all.

It all started with the curse. And the frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission.

There wasn’t a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I’ve ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Everglades.

Don’t believe me? I didn’t believe it either. But you’ll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got CLOAKED.


--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: May 1, 2012

TO DO:

VISIT Alex's site and tell me something of interest you found there.

AND include your email (if I don't already have it)

ALSO, feel free to signup for more of my Fairy Tale related giveaways on the sidebar!

NOW, on to some hopping...


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127 comments:

  1. She says she writes for young adults because she never stopped being one ^^

    giota22@msn.com

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  2. She lists Beauty by Robin McKinnley as a similar read to her book Beastly.

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  3. She has wrote so many books! :)

    minuhno@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I loved the white rose on her author photo! And she has written 9 books!

    GFC inga
    inga dot kupp at gmail dot com

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  5. I find it so interesting that Alex Flinn was behind in the Language Arts workbooks in school because she didn't like the stories or the way they were taught!

    Also, congrats to her for being a self-taught writer:))

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  6. I love all the covers of her books!

    stephanie.verhaegen@hotmail.com

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  7. "I think I write for young-adults because I never quite got over being one. In my mind, I am still 13-years-old, running laps on the athletic field, wearing this really baggy white gymsuit. I’m continually amazed at the idea that I have a checking account and a mortgage. So I try to write books that gymsuit girl might enjoy. It’s a way of going back to being thirteen . . . knowing what I know now." - I love this! I can totally agree with Alex, but in my case, about reading young adult books. :)

    dianadimovska1@gmail.com

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  8. I really like tho covers of her books, especially Beastly :)
    madla.fehrensova@seznam.cz

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  9. She lives half a mile away from her old middle school!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Debz
    debzbookshelf@gmail.com

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  10. I learned she has written several books, I think Beastly sounds really good.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  11. She likes a book called The Earth, My Butt and Other Big ROUND THINGS (MADE ME LAUGH)

    oops, sorry caps locked


    wis mom works (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. That she studied opera in college and was a coloratura a high soprano!

    Christina
    huntress023@hotmail.com

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  13. I love the section on her page for her favorite books!

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  14. I love that she writes her first drafts in longhand.

    Her books look great....I have them on my TBR list :)

    Saph
    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

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  15. She is a self taught writer, interesting.
    myworldofbooks18 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I learned that she has an amazing list of books ;) lol but I already knew this I have read her Beastly and loved it would love to win Cloaked!! Thank you for the chance
    savannahm1987@gmail.com

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  17. I didn't know that she had written so many books. No I'm going to have to look into the other titles.

    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Wow I'm surprised to find out it was actually law school that inspired her to write her very first novel!
    Pretty amazing she writes so many YA books right now ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I like the "If you like this, try this" section

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  20. "I think I write for young-adults because I never quite got over being one."

    That's really a fascinating line :D

    thedailyprophecy@hotmail.com

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  21. i like cloaked description
    milind.uppal@gmail.com

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  22. I really enjoyed Beastly when I read it for my YA Lit. course (have not seen the movie yet.) I didn't know she had studied opera in college. I love that she links up teacher guides on her website.

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  23. oooops! Here's my email: dbookstrings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I really love her fairy tale photo's on Pinterest, which she mentions in her blog. I also wonder why I never read any of her books as they sound so wonderful!
    giyeqi(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot) uk

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway! I didn't know she wrote Beastly - which I haven't read yet, but I watched the movie. It was really good!!

    stephward84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I love her favorite books page.
    sarah_sal90(At)Yahoo(Dot)Com

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  27. I didn't know that she has written so many books. I only really knew of Beastly and Bewitching. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I think it is so cool that she travels and visits school to speak to the students about her books. I can't wait to watch Snow White and The Huntsman. It looks like such a great movie. I love Kristen Stewart. Thanks for giveaway!
    -Maritza R
    mararob80 at gmail dot com

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  29. I learned that she lists read-alikes for her books, so now I van check out books that are similar to Beastly which I read and liked.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  30. I found it cool that she listed Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte as one of her hall of fame favorite books.

    knightalorie@yahoo.com

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  31. The first thing when I clicked to her website was the striking background she has on her site. I also did not know that she had wrote all of those books. I have not read any of her books,I have some on my TBR pile, and I definitely will be purchasing them.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! I had forgotten that Alex has written books other than the fairytale-inspired ones.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

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  33. I loved the white rose on her author photo! She has wrote so many books! and I love all the covers of her books :))
    akajra@hotmail.cz

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  34. what I liked on the side: love how her blog is themed tropical with all the beautiful flowers and palm trees!
    email: hannahsue10 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. Confessions of a teenage drama queen was on her list of fave books!

    tobihelton@gmail.com

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  36. It's interesting to find that the first three books on Alex's favorite reads are the same first three on mine, although in a different order: To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, and Wicked.
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  37. I honestly thought Alex was a guy, so I found it very shocking and interesting that Alex is in fact a girl. Haha. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    meganlovesyuu@yahoo.com

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  38. I didn't realize Alex had written so many novels, I though she had only done the Beastly & Cloaked Books. Interesting!

    Emisbookblog(at)AOL(dot)com

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  39. She wrote a lot of books. I didn't know it was that many.
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  40. Alex: I think I write for young-adults because I never quite got over being one.

    Okay, I like her. ;)

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  41. regards,

    maidenhealer@hotmail.com

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  42. i think its interesting that she would read a lot when young but not the boks she was told to read.
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. A Kiss in Time seems like a really funny read. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. To be honest, while I'd heard of Beastly, her other books had somehow slipped under my radar.

    shelver506 at gmail dot com

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  45. I think it's a pretty wild that she studied opera...and ends up a writer. It just goes to show- anything is possible!
    All her books look good but Cloaked and Beastly really got my attention

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  46. I forgot to put my email. Duh.

    georgette(dot)coan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. In her Hall of Fame — My favorite books ever: she includes Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, one of my favorites too.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  48. She studied opera in college, and is a coloratura - very cool.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  49. I found several of her titles interesting and look forward to reading them.

    Thanks for organizing the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  50. I found it interesting that the reason behind writing young adult books is because she flet like she was still 13 years old !

    And that she studied opera in college and was a coloratura a high soprano!

    Thanks for the giveaway hop..
    darkworld_cutie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I just love her read-alikes like, since I liked Beastly I think I might check out the others books she listed!

    lilianxchengATgmailDOTcom

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  52. i love that she has a page for her favorite books!

    laceyblossom@gmail.com

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  53. I actually liked the reading group guide! very helpful!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  54. Thank you for the giveaway ^_^
    I loved her Favorite Books section and the novel's covers are so beautiful !
    miriam.lama@yahoo.fr

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  55. I actually enjoyed reading her Favorite Books. She has many recommended books which I wanna try reading.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    - Noely Jeleen
    njeleen01(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I can't wait to see Snow White.

    I learned Alex studied opera in college and is one of those high sopranos.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  57. Loved the trailer for Bewitching! I'm looking forward to reading it as I've read all the rest of her books. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

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  58. I like A Kiss in Time.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  59. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. Wow, I love the new cover of Beastly! I might just have to get a new copy!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  61. I love the new cover of Beastly, the one that goes with the Bewitching cover. I actually thought that Alex flinnwas a guy so the fact that it's a woman is my thing learnt!

    jade-walker AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

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  62. Alex still feels like a teenager and that's why she writes YA. :D I still think of myself as a teen, too, though I no longer have -teen in my age.

    xjustakidx(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. All is interesting because is about books. I think the most interesting is the person, Alex herself because she is very talented.
    xoxo
    just.andreeam@yahoo.com

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  64. She said "my mom said that I should be an author".... and she really become author.
    email : filiafantasy at gmail dot com

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  65. She learnt to read quickly... Like me :D

    gfc: disincentive
    You already have my email, but: fetachan@gmail.com

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  66. Alex was born on Long Island where I've lived all my life. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Lmackesy @ gmail.com

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  67. I loved seeing the different covers she has up for Beastly, A Kiss in Time and Cloaked! I had never seen those versions and they are beautiful!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  68. She has some neat Reading Group guide's.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. She was in "gifted and talented" programing. (So was I.) :-D

    pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. Very cool : Alex has written several fairy tale-like books!!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  71. She's listed her favorite books - I've always wonder about that about authors...

    tienha(@)iinet(.)net(.)au

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  72. I had no idea she traveled to kid's schools! That is so awesome! I wish she would have come to mine when I was in high school :p
    thanks for the great giveaway!
    email: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com
    GFC follower: ObsessedReader

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  73. I didnt know that she wrote so many books!!
    thanks so much!!
    gfc; oriana
    orianofla@gmail.com

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  74. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    Oh, I'm really looking forward to the new Beastly edition. The cover is pretty and the book seems great. :D
    Email- sarikapatkotwar@gmail.com

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  75. I love that she has reading guides! The extension project in the Beastly guide are wonderful! Thank you for a lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  76. I really liked the bewitching trailer. Thanks

    Hollybwrightatcomcast. Net

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  77. Oh Cool ... she wrote Beastly!

    thanks for participating in the hop! I love finding new authors/series to add to my TBR list.

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

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  78. The amount of books she has written and the fact that I haven't heard of her or any of her books before!
    treechanie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. I learned that Joyce Sweeney is one of Alex's favorite people.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  80. I watched the awesome trailer for Bewitching:) Thank you for hosting this fun hop and for this awesome giveaway opportunity.
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  81. i love beastly :)

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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  82. I learned that she wrote Beastly! My girls and I love that movie!!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

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  83. I love what she said about test prep reading passages they really are useless!
    danasquare3@aol.com

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  84. I didn't realize this author has written so many books..pretty excited to put them on my TBR list

    jmluker at vhtmail dot net

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  85. I love the little story she said about reading books in school.

    sweetiee.gal (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  86. I like her layout! :)

    roniwalker7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I looked at her books on the sidebar. I have only read Beastly which I really liked. But after reading about Breathing Underwater now I know that I really want to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

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  88. She must be a really great singer since she studied opera! Thanks for the chance to win

    chelle2006@aolDOTcom

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  89. I love the back ground of it! The colors and palm trees are awesome!

    Cwyant3497@gmail.com

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  90. The excerpt of Fade to Black was awesome.

    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings.com

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  91. I want to see the movie, and the book sounds great, too!

    The trailer for Bewitching looked interesting on Alex's site.

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  92. One of her Beastly read-alike is Beauty by Robin McKinley!
    yohinachan2000@gmail.com

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  93. She read A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett about 50 times.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  94. I learned that the author went to law school and that 27% of teenage girls have been hit by their boyfriend. I had no idea it was that high of a percentage.

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

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  95. she writes about 9 books

    mayafloriay at yahoo dot com

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  96. I love the cover of "Beastly Special Edition including Lindy’s Diary"(girl with a rose)....i already have the one with white rose on it :)

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  97. I learned Alex's mom was the person who told her to write. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    laughs4life14(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  98. i am a big fan of alex finn since the last time i read beastly!!
    i was quite surprised when i went to her website that she is a woman, i actually thought the author was male... opps!!

    passantelashram[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  99. I loved discovering the authors others other books on her site. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  100. I loved Beastly, but I didn't know about Lindy's Diary & the special edition with both beastly & Lindy's Diary, now I'll have to get it :)

    sandric.sk at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. Wow, that's author of Beastly.. :) I havent read this book yet, but I want to so I read some informations and I am looking forward Beastly.

    katerina.kopistova@seznam.cz

    Thnaks for giveaway :)

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  102. I liked "Books You Might Like If You Like Mine"
    :D

    kyo.chan31@gmail.com

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  103. There is a Trailer of her new movie, Bewitching! YAY!

    juliababyjen at yahoo dot com

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  104. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! Can't wait to read this one :D Loved the booktrailer for Bewitching and totally loved her book A Kiss in Time. Gah...need to read more of her books -___- Thanks again!

    Rabiah
    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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  105. In her "Favorite books" section I discovered so many interesting books. Thank you for this giveaway, Velvet! :D

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  106. I like her "Favorite Books" page. I discovered a lot of books! :)

    jellylovesbooks at yahoo dot com

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  107. I visited the author's site and saw the Teachers' Guides. It's good advice and funny too :-)
    I'd love to read Cloaked. My email address is Tdbabel at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  108. She studied opera I read Bewitching and it was awesome. I would love a chance to read Cloaked
    helldog3 at aol.com

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  109. Her whole site is very interesting. I found it very informative. I think it is wonderful that she has the Reading Group Guides as well as the Teachers' Guides, especially being a YA author. I am going to refer my 13 year old son to her site and see if any of it interests him. Her books sound like such great reads.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  110. She says she writes young adults because she never stopped being one, and isn't that the truth?? :D

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  111. I like the covers!..I read beastly and a kiss in time
    darksiry(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. shes written many books
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  113. She started writing breathing under water in college and finally got back to it after her first child.

    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

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  114. I love that one of her favorite books is To Kill A Mockingbird, because it's one of mine, too! :)

    Also, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, ohhhhh!! I really, really can't wait!!

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  115. I love how most of her books are retellings of fairy tales :) It's interesting.

    brokenheartedemo@hotmail.com

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  116. To be honest, I was surprised to see "she" was a female. I always thought Alex Finn was a male. The books look great though, I'll have to try one out!

    iluvyou_77 at yahoo dot com

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  117. I like book cover of Beastly, and I think it's the same flower on her profile picture.

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. Alex has been getting rejection letter since she was seven! What a trooper!

    meganlikesbooks(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  119. Alex has this book recommendation section. Great for finding similar books! :D

    Thanks for this giveaway!
    oo.carmel.oo@gmail.com

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  120. I learned she has discussion guides for her books

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  121. I like Beastly

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  122. She does a lot of School visits and speaking engagments.

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  123. Please don't laugh, but i found it interesting that Alex was a girl! I read Beastly awhile ago and loved it and just always assumed it was written by a man :-)

    kacidesigns at yahoo dot com

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  124. I did know she has writen that many book! I have only know Beastly! :O

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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