Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review: Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C Bennett

A Girl Trapped in a Mansion . . .

A Mysterious Old Woman . . .

The Boy Who Will Change Everything . . .

Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C Bennett

(Facebook Conversation)

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.

My thoughts: 

I’ll confess right off, I’ m a Bennett groupie. The woman is a wordsmith of the utmost. I have little doubt she could make scrubbing toilets sound like great fun, (think Tom Sawyer).
Rapunzel is captivating from page one. This Rapunzel is held in a tower by her evil (aka diluted) “mother.” I LOVED the modern elements brought into this age old story. Rapunzel’s adventures on Facebook are enchanting. Her innocents is both charming and endearing.
She meets an enjoyable young man, a bit of an adventurist named Fane. He introduces Rapunzel to the real world without taking advantage of her. He’s also quite the charmer. I confess, I have a little bit of a book crush on the guy…if only I was younger…and a character in a book…sigh.

Gothel, Rapunzel’s “mother,” is truly hate worthy. I didn’t care for her one wit. Not because the character was poorly written, quite the contrary, she’s masterfully written, which testifies again to Ms. Bennett’s talent. She writes one creepo lady in this one!

Rapunzel Untangled is the fun, exciting, and sometimes frightening adventure of 17-year-old Rapunzel, the sleeping beauty who awakens and discovers the truth about her life.

I recommend this novel to old and young alike, though I would point out that you should never hook up with a stranger off the internet unless your name is Rapunzel and his is Fane ;} 

I give Rapunzel Untangled 5 thumbs up.

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Side note!! Cindy's book was featured in USA today.Click here to read more!

Rapunzel Untangled from Sweetwater Books February 12, 2013. Available on AmazonBarnes & 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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you my dear, sweet, amazing-author friend! Hugs to you!