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.
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.
When I saw the great cover for Rapunzel Untangled on NetGalley, I immediately requested a review copy. I hadn't read anything by Cindy C. Bennett, but I had heard great things about one of her other books, so I was looking forward to her modernization of the popular fairy tale.
I was drawn in to Rapunzel Untangled right away. Rapunzel and Fane were every bit as likeable as Rapunzel and Flynn from Disney's recent animated film, and the use of Facebook and Skype made for a fun addition to the updated version.
Modernizing wicked fairy tale characters makes for ultra evil bad guys. I was creeped out by Gothel (the "mother"/kidnapper), and the parts where her true nature were revealed were not my favorite. Thankfully the dark parts of the story didn't last too long.
Not all of my questions were answered at the end, but Rapunzel Untangled was an enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to reading more of Bennett's novels.
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.)