Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C Bennett

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.

First line:
The woman stiffened, captivated by the child on the opposite side of the apple-filled bin.
Review copy from author.
4 stars out of 5
At first, Rapunzel Untangled was a light, fun book about a girl who has an immunodeficiency disorder. She is not allowed to leave her rooms and only her mother can visit, because Rapunzel is immune to her mother's germs. One day, Rapunzel creates a Facebook account without her mother's knowledge and looks at kids who attend the local high school. Rapunzel has never met anybody besides her mother. She picks the kid who looks the most interesting. Fane is a normal high school boy and is intrigued when he meets Rapunzel online under the alias RG.

Like I said, it started out as a cute light book. But as the story went on it got darker. Witchcraft and demons became involved and it was kinda creepy. But over all I loved the story. Rapunzel loves her mother, even after she discovers what her mother did. Even though she's horrified by what happened, she still loves this broken woman who raised her. That really touched my heart.

Fane and Rapunzel's relationship is SOOOO adorable. They are amazing together! I can't express how much I love them as a couple :)

If you love fairytale retellings, you should read Rapunzel Untangled. If you love overbearing mothers, you should read Rapunzel Untangled. Pretty much, if you can read, you should read Rapunzel Untangled.

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