Calling Holly Black and faerie fans everywhere: The Darkest Part Of The Forest is coming 5th February! It has faeries, it has knights, it has wishes, changelings, horned princes in coffins... Yeah. It's epic. And one of you lucky people will have a chance to win your very own copy - yes, an international giveaway! But more on that in a minute...
I am literally the biggest Holly Black fan in the history of ever. And therefore I was SO excited to have a chance to take part in The Darkest Part Of The Forest UK blog tour (sort of thing).
The whole focus of this tour is #bookishWISHES! There are a few wishes in DPoTF - with faeries: not always the best idea...
But here is a little blurb for you - trust me, if you're not excited yet, you're going to be...
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author HOLLY BLACK
spins a dark, dangerous and utterly beautiful
faerie tale, guaranteed to steal your heart...
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the centre of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointy as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does… As the world turns upside down and a hero is needed to save them all, Hazel tries to remember her years spent pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
But onto the wishin' and give-awayin'!
First up, I'm meant to make my #bookishWishes. And I am making wishes - plural. The first is a little selfish, I guess, but the second isn't. Balance is key. ;)
My First Bookish Wish:
My first wish is that 2015 is the best bookish year of my book blogging days. I wish that brilliant books are published (and I get to read them all!), that I get to meet up with my amazing blogging friends more ('cause I love you all!), that I actually have time to read everything 2015 has to offer and that, just maybe, I get to finish the book I'm writing - it's about time these characters, worlds and plots get out of my head and into the world! So that's my selfish-ish wish (though of course I wish the same for my blogging friends!)...
My Second Bookish Wish:
My second wish is less selfish: I wish that every child all over the world has at least one book to read and love. Every child should have the magic a wonderful book can give. Books save my life every single day and I just want everyone everywhere to have that.
And now for your turn!
Because it's time I go all Bookish Faerie Godmother on you guys, my lovely followers! It's time for an international giveaway of The Darkest Part Of The Forest, thanks to the very generous Indigo peoples!
Now, let me paint a picture of what you have to do... using pictures and a faerie tale theme!
Well, that was fun! But let's go over the rules once again...
First up, consider this: If you could make any bookish wish, what would you wish for? Now decide how you want to make this wish: do you want to just write it down in the comments, Tweet it, post it on Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook (use the #bookishWISHES and #DPoTF tags if you do) or email it to me? Do you want to wish it in a picture, like me? Do you want to draw your wish? Do you want to video yourself? Do you want to get creative and write a story - write your own faerie tale?
If you decide to get creative, post your special wish wherever you want and place a direct link in the comments to this post - please Tweet or email me too at @BookAddictdGirl (and the #bookishWISHES tag!) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Whoever makes the most marvellous, creative, unique and special wish wins a copy of The Darkest Part Of The Forest!
The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and ends midnight 11th February - the witching hour (fey-ing hour?)! I will go through all the entries and choose which is the most marvellous and deserving of the brilliant The Darkest Part Of The Forest!
But remember: if you don't post the link in the comments and Tweet/email me - you can't win! No matter how amazing your entry is!
Well, I'll leave you all, my loveliest followers, to get a-wishin'! I hope you have fun!!
Keep up with the wishing tomorrow, over at Serendipity Reviews!
And if you want to know more about the amazing The Darkest Part Of The Forest, check it out on Goodreads and Amazon. Follow the lovely Holly too on her website, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook!
About HOLLY BLACK:
Holly Black is the bestselling author of YA and children's books including being co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, a NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestselling phenomenon and hugely successful film. She has been a finalist for the MYTHOPOEIC AWARD, the EISNER AWARD and a recipient of the ANDRE NORTON AWARD and a NEWBERY HONOR. She currently lives in New England in a house with a secret door.