Thursday, February 7, 2013

Review: 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.

Title: Rapunzel Untangled
Expected publication: February 12th 2013
ISBN: 1462111564 (ISBN13: 9781462111565)
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Rapunzel lives in a tower with only her mother, because of her disease, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCIDs, germs could easily kill her.) She waits for the prophecy that she’s going to save the world (as long as she doesn’t cut her hair and stays healthy) to come true. This is what she grew up thinking, so she never has a reason to question it.
While on the computer doing schoolwork, she happens to find a social media site Facebook. Rapunzel desperately wants a friend, so she decides to add Fane, a boy from a local high school. He soon accepts her friend request and they begin messaging each other. (I love how Fane teases her) Rapunzel knows her mother wouldn’t approve, and might even take away her computer, she chooses to keep him a secret.
Fane becomes her reason to question…well, everything. She starts keeping more secrets from her mother, and even thinks about leaving her rooms (I know, doesn’t sound too scary but her mother has forbidden it because it could kill her.)
The story starts out light, and gets darker as it progresses. Kind of like Gothel, she seems to be pretty sane when the story starts but as it goes on she gets crazier. I do understand her extreme views, and I really enjoyed the twist of Vedmak, it was unexpected.
Cindy C. Bennett does a great job showing how naïve and ignorant Rapunzel is to the outside world. Personally I think the ending could’ve been a little bit longer.

So sorry for not posting earlier! Great book!
Book Nerd and Proud, 


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