Giveaway: Win ‘A Thousand Nights’ Themed Prize Pack

For fans of epic re-tellings and fantasy, A Thousand Nights will entice you.  We are happy to giveaway a copy of E.K. Johnson’s new young adult novel, along with some other themed goodies readers are sure to enjoy.

About the Book

AThousandNightsCover“A story threaded with shimmering vibrance and beauty, A Thousand Nights will weave its spell over readers’ hearts and leave them captivated long after the final tale has been told.” —Alexandra Bracken, New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds series

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife.  When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived.  She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister.  She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow.  Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments.  She sees everything as if for the last time.  But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead.  Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise.  Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning.  Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister.  With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

EKJauthorphotoAbout the Author

E.K. Johnston is a forensic archaeologist by training, a book seller and author by trade, and a grammarian by nature. She spends a great deal of time on the Internet because it is less expensive than going to Scotland. She can probably tell you, to the instant, when she fell in love with any particular song; but don’t ask her, because then it will be stuck in both of your heads.

Read an excerpt: Check out the first four chapters of A THOUSAND NIGHTS here.

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GIVEAWAY

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PRETTY THINGS IN A DANGEROUS PLACE prize pack

One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of A Thousand Nights;
  • Branded nail polish set & tea bag dispenser.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

How do you enter to win? Enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter application below. Rafflecopter is an application that randomly selects winners. Once you submit your information, it will ask you to complete some tasks. The tasks include tweeting about the sweepstakes, liking “The Young Folks” on Facebook, etc. Just remember that every time you complete a task, you increase your chance of winning! Come back every day to gain more entries.  The contest ends on October 6th at 12:01am EST. Winners will be contacted via email. Good luck!

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A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson is available in stores on October 6th. 

Gabrielle is 27 years old and lives in Chicago. She enjoys writing about film, TV, and books, but occasionally writes about music as well. In addition to writing for TheYoungFolks.com, she also the editor-in-chief and a co-founder. In her spare time, she’s either watching more movies and shows or reading more books, while continuously checking Twitter, which she may or may not be addicted to… Feel free to email her your thoughts, ideas and questions.
  • Erin Ellis

    The Aladdin retelling is always my favorite.

  • beth

    I like Cinder as the the retelling of Cinderella

  • Arda

    Wicked as the retelling of Wizard of Oz!

  • bill norris

    i liked what SyFy did with the wizard of oz

  • Caressa

    I love so many retellings man. Wicked, beastly, and anything avalon/king Arthur, if you can count that as a classic story.

  • DJohnson

    Snow White is my favorite.

  • Kaitlyn

    I love a good fairytale retelling! One of my favorites is The Wrath and the Dawn!

  • cezovski

    RAFFLECOPTER: CAROLSUE
    Mine is Alladin!

  • Astoria_Malfoy

    I love Cinder.

  • Austin Baroudi

    Aladdin is my favorite.
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

  • Book Nerd

    My favorite retelling would definitely be Once Upon a Time. It is such a great show!

  • Emma A

    I have loved Cinder and A Court of Thorns and Roses!

  • holdenj

    I’ve enjoyed watching Once Upon a Time on tv and seeing all kinds of reimaginings.

  • Daniel M

    once upon a time

  • Such a great giveaway!

    I love the way Disney retells stories. I don’t care if they’re the family-friendly, squeaky-clean versions. Have you ever read the original Grimm’s fairytales? Disturbing…

    -Rosie
    @rkgutmann

  • off2europe

    Cinderella

  • Natasha

    A Court of Thorns and Roses was really good. As far as movies, Hook was my favorite and I’m looking forward to seeing Pan

  • Alice Lionel

    I loved the Lunar Chronicles! I also love Disney movies! Thanks so much for the giveaway!