Monday, December 5, 2011


Because I had an epic fail of NaNoWriMo, I plan to give away my copy of Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik. (Get it? :P) It's a cute retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen set in high school.

According to Goodreads:

Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail?

At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point:

As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects.

As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.

When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.

To win this book, answer this question: "What has been your favorite retelling, whether it's a book or a movie?" Remember to include your email address! I'll randomly pick a winner.

Giveaway ends Monday, December 19, 2011 at 12pm EST.
US only.

(Also, I'm planning on another giveaway coming up later this week that would last until my birthday on the 28th. Details next time!)


Joana said...

My favorite retelling has to be the Disney movie Tangled (Rapunzel). It's just so peppy and happy, plus the scene with the lanterns all floating around them is SO beautiful. Takes my breath away every time I see it!

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Burgandy Ice said...

Rose Daughter is my fav retelling of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley. She has so much about real roses and the Beast is such a beast. She wrote Beauty, too, which is more happy-go-lucky, but I like the gritty version better.

Thx for the Giveaway... and No Worries about NaNo-ing. I was thinking I shoulda aimed for 25,000, myself, then I coulda said "I made it!"


M.A.D. said...

Ah, I love re-tellings/mash-ups, etc!! :D
Well, one of my absolute favorites is also a Disney, from 1964 - The Three Lives of Thomasina!! Paul Gallico wrote the original story titled Thomasina: The Cat Who Thought She Was God [1957].

The re-telling magically brought the story to life, and if you even remotely love cats, this movie will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with Thomasina.
Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

Felicia said...

Hm, Favorite re-tellings? My all time favorite would have to be stories of Romeo and Juliet or Cyrano De Bergerac. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. I've been looking forward to reading this book.

candice said...

One of my favorite re-tellings is Jane by April Lindner. It is a re-imagined Jane Eyre, where Mr. Rochester is a rock-god and Jane becomes his nanny. It was amazing. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Epic Fail has been on my wishlist for a while.

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iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
For a book re-telling, I've gotta say I love Ella Enchanted. It's always been a favorite! as for a movie, She's the Man (based on Twelfth Night)!!

Thanks again!

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brookea_2006 said...

One of my favorite retellings is Ten Things I Hate About You. It's one of my favorite movies, and a great retelling of Taming of the Shrew :)

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Munnaza said...

I'm afraid my answer for this question isn't very original. Like some of the people before me, I'd have to say that my favorite retelling is Ten Things I Hate About You and Tangled. They're clever ways of telling the original stories, and they bring some unique aspects to the source material as well. And they're so fun to watch!


ashley said...

Hmm I think I would say Tangled also I think I enjoyed the movie more than my baby sister did!

Janelle said...

It's really silly, but Mr. Magoo's Christmas, a retelling of A Christmas Carol is camp fare this time of year!
Thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

Vivien said...

I got my hands on Cinder by Marissa Meyer...EPIC!! Really loved it.

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