Welcome to my stop on the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop, where each participating blog will be giving away a YA book featuring a fairy tale theme. In addition to the giveaway, I have the pleasure of interviewing my favorite fairy tale character ever, Belle from Beauty and the Beast! Let's all give Belle a starry-eyed welcome!
Starryeyedjen: Thanks for joining us, Belle! I know you're short on time and need to get back to the castle, so I'll get right to it. Are things finally settling down now that you've broken the curse? Are you and the Beast, er, the Prince adjusting to the change?
Belle: It's my pleasure to be here! Hmmm...well, life in the castle is quite different from the way it was before, but we're all adjusting fairly well. To be honest, I still spend a fair amount of time in the library, but Beast -- yes, I still call him Beast...he prefers to be reminded of his struggles to become a better man -- doesn't seem to mind. Running the castle does demand quite a bit of his time, after all.
Starryeyedjen: Wonderful! But...since you brought it up, do you ever miss the beast he was, as opposed to the man he is?
Belle: Oh, heavens no! The beast is still inside the man he is now. We've both come to terms with the past and made peace with it. We're ready to start our future together.
Starryeyedjen: I'm happy to hear that. I wish you both all the best! Before you leave us, would you mind telling us what book you're currently reading?
Belle: I am so glad you asked! I'm currently reading What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Starryeyedjen: Does that mean congratulations are in order?
Belle: It does indeed! Beast and I are expecting our first child! I'm so glad to finally be able to share the good news!
Starryeyedjen: Wow! Congratulations to you both!
Belle: Thank you. We're both very excited!
Starryeyedjen: I'm sure! And I can't wait to read about your little one's fairy tale adventures in the future. Thanks again for stopping by, Belle, and best of luck!
And now, on to the giveaway:
Title: The Storyteller
Author: Antonia Michaelis, translated from German by Miriam Debbage
Publisher: Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
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Now that you've entered at my stop, check out all of the other great prizes on this giveaway hop: