Author: Cindy C. Bennett
Published: February 12th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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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.
After having read two of Cindy C. Bennett’s novels before, I knew I had to request this new gem of hers. As much as I loved her other works, I had a good feeling that this one would be just as great. It is one of the most enchanting stories I’ve read!
Our lovely Rapunzel has been locked away due to a sickness. If she would ever leave the safety of her room, she could risk losing her life. Of course, she can’t help but be curious about the world she could have been in if she wasn’t confined to her home. She discovers Facebook, and decides to friend request Fane. Upon his acceptance of this request, he starts to send her messages. This daily routine ends up making them want to meet. So Rapunzel takes a risk and allows him to come over while her mother is away.
When the two of them meet, it was just amazing. I loved the dynamic between them. There was so much innocence about it, coupled with a sense of wonder about life on the outside. As time goes on, Rapunzel begins to question why on everything. Her mother doesn’t like this one bit but Rapunzel still wants to know. So she and Fane set out to find out why…
Rapunzel Untangled was wonderful. I thought it was ingenious to mash the original tale into a modern day representation. Rapunzel was a lovely heroine, and Fane was adorably charming. The plot was built perfectly with the right amount of mystery and intrigue to keep me guessing where it will all lead to in the end. Cindy C. Bennett wowed me with this cleverly woven epic. I could read it again and again.