Tuesday, February 5, 2013

{Blog Tour} Book Review: Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett + Giveaway!

Rapunzel-Untangled-blog-tour-470x200Rapunzel Untangled

Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: February 12th, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Fairy Tale
Source: eBook via NetGalley
Challenge(s): NetGalley, Fairy Tales Retold

Rapunzel is not your average teenager.

For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction. But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is.

Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale.

This was such a fun, lighthearted retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales.

Rapunzel was a great main character. She starts of as an incredibly timid, insecure character, but by the end she was strong and independent. One thing I especially liked was that, while she became a stronger character, she never forgot who she was, and kept the same clever, kind personality that defined her as a character.

The romance was sweet and light. What starts out as flirting on Facebook turns into a real relationship. They came to honestly care about each other without being over the top about it. They had chemistry that developed throughout the story.

I didn't like Gothel much at all. She's supposed to be this wickedly clever, cold-hearted woman, but to me she came across as a weak, bumbling fool who could even tell a decent lie to Rapunzel without exposing everything. She never gave a clear answer that sounded the slightest bit convincing. That may have been intentional to show another side of her we don’t see often, but I personally wasn’t a fan of her character.

Rapunzel Untangled was a fast, fun retelling that I definitely recommend to fans of Rapunzel (especially Tangled)! 

I’d heard nothing about this book until I saw it on NetGalley. The cover grabbed my attention, and I’d already requested it before I could even read the description. It’s sleek and clean, but still fun. It’s a great reflection of what’s waiting inside.


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  1. This book sounds AH-MA-ZING! I really want to read it! Love retellings!

  2. I'm going to read this book because I love Rapunzel.

  3. I have this book on Netgalley and I can't wait to get started! I adore Tangled <3



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