Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: TaleSpins by Michael Mullin

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tale spinsGeneral Analysis

Book Title: TaleSpins (TaleSpins #1-3)

Author: Michael Mullin

Publish Date:  February 2, 2013

Genre:  Fairy Tales, Fantasy

Plot:  This includes three short retellings of popular fairy tales.  These include retellings of Snow White (in the perspective of the "8th dwarf"), the "Frog Prince" and the "giant, thief, and beanstalk" story.

Why I Read this Book: I received a free copy of this book as part of a blog tour hosted by "I Am A Reader Not a Writer" for my honest review.  I have received no compensation for my review.

In Depth Analysis

These stories were unique and interesting retellings.  I wish that there were not inappropriate references (drugs and sexual references), but the stories were worth the read. The characters were surprisingly detailed for such short stories.  The retellings had a good mix of the classic stories that are told to children and original content.  The last story was definitely the best!

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age:  Although these are marketed to young adult, I recommend them to an adult audience for the few inappropriate references.

Overall Rating:  4/5

Check out the links below to purchase this book.  Also check out the praise for the book and the giveaways below.

Praise for Tale Spins

Not usually enamoured of either re-tellings or poetry I was totally taken aback by just how much I relished this trilogy of alternative fairytales and re-tellings aimed at the Young Adult market. ~Tracy (Goodreads)

TaleSpins was like walking into a vintage store and finding a true treasure. This book takes the fairytales we all grew up on and gives them an interesting and modernized version that I enjoyed. ~Rose (Goodreads)

mike mullinAuthor Michael Mullin

Michael Mullin is a native New Englander living in Pasadena. He is the author of TaleSpins, a trilogy of alternative fairy tales and retellings for YA readers. TaleSpins stories (in the 1-book collection) are "8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf"; "The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny"; and "Jack'd". Michael is also the co-author of the successful "Larry Gets Lost" children's book series. His screenplay "Zooing Time" was recognized by the WGA's Written By magazine. Before all this writing, he taught preschool and college, two positions he found disconcertingly similar.
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Tour Giveaways

Giveaway #1 - Open to US only
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Giveaway #2

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Ends 1/21/14

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