I know I just posted about 10 minutes ago but searching through amazon.ca and staring longingly at all the books I want to read yielded a huge discovery. HUGE. LIKE TONY DINOZZO'S EGO HUGE.
So there's this author that I really enjoy called Alex Flinn and she wrote a little book called Beastly which has been made into a movie with Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer BLAH BLAH BLAH. The movie doesn't matter right now. That is for another post. My point is she has one new fairy tale retelling coming out in 2011. I am bouncing off the walls with joy over this and it's partially due to the mix of the chocolate chip muffin I devoured earlier and the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack.
Anyway, let me hit you with the covers, descriptions, and release dates.
Cloaked: Johnny’s not your average hero. But a little magic changes everything. There isn’t a fairy godmother or any of that. It all starts with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess. And before Johnny knows it, he is on a mission in the Everglades, with only a flock of swans and a talking fox named Joe to help guide him against the forces of an evil witch.
Apparently, it's supposed to be a mash-up of several well known fairy tales including: The Frog Prince, The Shoemaker and the Elves, and The Six Swans. I am really looking forward to this and I hope that it somehow ties into Beastly.
Release Date: February 8, 2010
Along with the new release, another of Flinn's novels will be given a paperback doppelganger.
A Kiss in Time: Jack is on a European tour mandated by his parents ("What they don't tell you about Europe is how completely lame it is") when he breaks an ancient curse by kissing the slumbering Princess Talia. Instead of rejoicing, she and other awakened members of their magical kingdom are confused and perturbed to find themselves in the 21st century.
In order to escape the wrath of her father, who blames her for causing the curse, Talia flees with Jack to his home in Florida. While acclimating to the modern world-cell phones, television, Jell-o shots-the princess manages to charm everyone she meets and help Jack sort out his life. Alternating between the teenagers' distinctive points of view, Flinn skillfully delineates how their upbringings set them apart while drawing parallels between their family conflicts.
Release Date: April 27, 2010.
My parting words are: if you have never read one of Alex Flinn's novels, you should probably start now because you've been missing out and deprived of some truly fun reading.