Monday, March 9, 2015

The Fairytale Keeper Book Tour and Giveaway with Andrea Cefalo

Please join Author Andrea Cefalo as she tours with HF Virtual Book Tours for The Fairytale Keeper, from February 16-March 13. Take the Fairytale Keeper Playbuzz quiz and enter to win a Fairytale Keeper Clutch Purse & $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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Re-Release Date: February 1, 2015 Scarlet Primrose Press Formats: eBook; Paperback Pages: 262 Series: Book One, Fairytale Keeper Genre: Young Adult/Historical/Fairytale Retelling

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Adelaide’s mother, Katrina, was the finest storyteller in all of Airsbach, a borough in the great city of Cologne, but she left one story untold, that of her daughter, that of Snow White. Snow White was a pet name Adelaide’s mother had given her. It was a name Adelaide hated, until now. Now, she would give anything to hear her mother say it once more.

 A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without last rites and the dead are dumped in a vast pit outside the city walls. In an effort to save Katrina’s soul, Adelaide’s father obtains a secret funeral for his wife by bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, pushing Adelaide toward vengeance.

When Adelaide realizes that the corruption in Cologne reaches far beyond Soren, the cost of settling scores quickly escalates. Avenging the mother she lost may cost Adelaide everything she has left: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life. Seamlessly weaving historical events and Grimm’s fairy tales into a tale of corruption and devotion, The Fairytale Keeper, leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins.

The novel paints Medieval Cologne accurately and vividly. The story develops a set of dynamic characters, casting the famous villains, heroes, and damsels of Grimm’s fairy tales into believable medieval lives. Though historically set, The Fairytale Keeper brims with timeless themes of love, loyalty, and the struggle for justice.

Praise for The Fairytale Keeper

“A…resonant tale set late in the 13th century… with unexpected plot twists. An engaging story of revenge.” –Publisher’s Weekly “Great historical fiction. Strong emotion injected into almost every page.” –Amazon Vine Reviewer

 “…a unique twist on the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Part fairy tale retelling, part historical fiction… The Fairytale Keeper is a story of corruption.” -Copperfield Historical Fiction Review

 “The story that Cefalo weaves is intriguing and leaves you hanging on, wanting more.” -Hooked to Books Book Review Blog

 “…it doesn’t feel like any retelling. Because it’s not. The Fairytale Keeper is its own unique story…very entertaining, containing a strong female role, a sweet romance, and much more.” -Lulu The Bookworm Book Review Blog

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My Thoughts:

The Fairytale Keeper is a very different look at the various fairytale characters that we are all familiar with, in this story we find Snow White and Cinderella as the main protagonists, but those are not their real names. Snow White's real name is Adelaide and Cinderella's real name is Galadriel. Their lives are nothing like you've read in the fairytale books. There was much more to their lives than what the fairytales we've all heard encompassed. So that makes Fairytale Keeper both a historical novel as well as a fairytale retelling.

I had a little difficulty at first understanding what was going on with the changes in viewpoint from which the story was being told, but as I moved further into the book this cleared up and it all made sense.

I very much enjoyed the story about Adelaide. I loved how the author was able to intertwine the other fairytales into the story. The romance between her and Ivo was wonderfully clean and suitable for all ages.

There was also suspense and mystery involved as the plot twisted and turned. Where it will all lead at this point is uncertain but for now everyone appears to be safe.

I liked Addie's character. She is a strong female but not so strong that she doesn't need the assistance of her man Ivo. They work well as a team. Sometimes Addie is a little headstrong and that gets her into trouble, but often for a good reason.

If you enjoy fairytales and would like a unique perspective on them you should definitely read The Fairytale Keeper. I gave it 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own. 

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About the Author

01_Andrea Cefalo_AuthorBesides being the award-winning author of The Fairytale Keeper series, Andrea Cefalo is a self-proclaimed medievalist, hopeless bookworm, and social media junkie. She graduated with honors from Winthrop University in 2007 where she studied Medieval art history and children’s literature. The next three books in The Fairytale Keeper series—The Countess’ Captive, The Baseborn Lady, and The Traitor’s Target—will debut in 2015 and 2016. She resides in Greenville, South Carolina—ever perched before her trusty laptop—with her husband and their two border collies. For more information please visit Andrea Cefalo's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Follow The Fairytale Keeper Pinterest Board.

The Fairytale Keeper Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 16 Spotlight at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Tuesday, February 17 Review at Book Drunkard
Wednesday, February 18 Review at Bibliotica Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Thursday, February 19 Review at Cheryl's Book Nook
Friday, February 20 Review at Back Porchervations Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes
  Saturday, February 21 Spotlight at I Heart Reading
Monday, February 23 Review at Bookish
Wednesday, February 25 Review at 100 Pages a Day - Stephanie's Book Reviews
Thursday, February 26 Review at Carpe Librum
Friday, February 27 Review at The Bookish Outsider
Monday, March 2 Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews
Tuesday, March 3 Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Wednesday, March 4 Spotlight at The Lit Bitch Spotlight at Let Them Read Books
Friday, March 6 Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Monday, March 9 Review at Shelf Full of Books
Wednesday, March 11 Review at Brooke Blogs Review at Boom Baby Reviews
Thursday, March 12 Review at A Leisure Moment Guest Post at Brooke Blogs
Friday, March 13 Review at Library Educated Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book


To enter to win a Fairytale Keeper Clutch Purse & $25 Amazon Gift Card please complete the giveaway form below.

Clutch Purse Giveaway
* Giveaway is open to US residents only. * Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on March 13th. * You must be 18 or older to enter. * Only one entry per household. * All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. * Winner will be chosen via GLEAM on March 14th and notified via email. Winner have 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. * Please email Amy @ with any questions.

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