Book Review/ Blog Tour: Rapunzel Untangled

I am excited to share my thoughts with you about this new book, "Rapunzel Untangled" by Cindy C. Bennett. WELCOME! If this is your first time stopping by, I hope you will come back and welcome back to all of you returning readers. Thank you so much for coming (virtually) over.

On to the review: This book sucked me in and I was trapped (in a really good way) until everything was solved. WOW. Talk about intense. A lot of action, a lot of romance, a lot of fun.

This is definitely a dark book, so for the faint of heart: be aware! Trippy, nuts-o-cuckoos running the show, delving into witchcraft, and just being plain psycho add a lot of danger and intrigue keeping it all interesting. "Rapunzel Untangled" had really great pacing so even when I was just getting to know the characters, I was never bored.

The book starts off with a prologue where you see a woman staking out children at the supermarket. She sees a child near the apples. The child is beautiful and has long blonde hair even though she is only six months old. This speaks to the woman and paints the child as her target. Skip forward 17 years and we see Rapunzel -- a 17 year old girl with ridiculously long and thick blonde hair who is sequestered from the world due to an illness. Her mother (named Gothel... JUST Gothel) told her it is called SCIDs -- an auto immune disease. Rapunzel can never leave the tower and is told that the fate of the world rests on her and her hair. She cannot cut it -- she cannot leave.

Rapunzel is old enough to start yearning for some sort of companionship which finally leads her to meet Fab Fane. Who, can I just say, is a really fab character. He, of course, is our lovely prince... the knight in shining armor with golden eyes that takes a chance on a girl locked up in a tower and shows her the world.

I won't keep going... you'll have to read the rest for yourself, but I promise this book is definitely :

Be prepared to read "Rapunzel Untangled" when you have some uninterrupted time because you won't be able to put it down.  I am usually a fan of fairy tale re-tellings and I definitely was not disappointed. Cindy C. Bennett did a wonderful job modernizing the Rapunzel story and making the situations and details fresh and inventive.

If you like a little romance, if you like intrigue, if you like fairy tales, or if you're just looking for a new book to take a chance on then I say: Buy it, borrow it.... JUST READ IT!
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A Girl Trapped in a Mansion . . .

A Mysterious Old Woman . . .

The Boy Who Will Change Everything . . .

Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C Bennett

Fab Fane Fannigan: Are you saying you live at GOTHEL MANSION??? The Gothel Mansion?

RG: My mother calls it Gothel Manor, so maybe that’s different?

Fab Fane Flannigan: No, Rapunzel, there’s only one that I know of. It has to be the same. Are you telling me the truth here?

RG: Yes, of course. Is it weird that I live here?

Fab Fane Flannigan: No, not weird, just . . . never mind. So you live in the tower?

RG: Uh, the tower? I don’t know. Is it a tower?

Fab Fane Flannigan: Yes, it is. I know where it is. I’ll be there Friday at 8.

Rapunzel sensed the difference in his tone. Something wasn’t right.

Fab Fane Flannigan: Rapunzel, promise me one thing.

RG: Okay.

Fab Fane Flannigan: Don’t Google your house.
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.

Rapunzel Untangled from Sweetwater Books February 12, 2013. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at a bookstore near you!

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About the Author
Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband - who happens to be her high-school sweetheart - raised two sons and two daughters. She's now blessed with two daughters-in-law as well. She developed a love of writing in high school when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing.
When she's not writing, reading, or answering emails (notice there's no mention of cleaning, cooking, or anything remotely domestic), she can often be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. (Yes, she rides a Harley.)

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