Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Book Review: My Name is Rapunzel

Title My Name is Rapunzel

Author K.C. Hilton

Release Date Unknown [If this book is self-published it will be released in 2013. If this book is traditionally published it could be released in 2014.]

My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children…but the children wouldn’t have laughed if they’d known the real story. It wasn't their fault. They didn't know the truth. Nobody did.

My name is Rapunzel and I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.

Once I saw this book on Goodreads, I knew I had to read it. The cover is absolutely gorgeous. The description is intriguing. I'm a fan of fairy tale re-tellings. Every now and again, I'd check Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble... looking for some information about when this book would be released. Unfortunately, I always came up empty handed. That was until a few weeks ago. I saw a post on K.C.'s website about building a street team for her book. Sign me up! I was super excited to read the ARC of My Name is Rapunzel.

Luckily, I wasn't let down. My Name is Rapunzel was a wonderfully written re-telling of the classic Rapunzel story. I liked the variations from the classic story, like Rapunzel was able to leave the tower and her dragon protector. The story was fresh, but kept to the general story. It was hard to put down and I consumed the story quickly (but not too quickly as to leave me feeling unsatisfied).

There was a little quirk to the book, though. I'm sure this is more of a personal preference rather than something to do with the way K.C. writes. When Rapunzel was writing about her story to John, I didn't feel like the transition to flashback was as smooth as it could have been. There were a few times where I had to stop and think about whether or not something was present or past.

Overall, the book was wonderful. I absolutely loved K.C.'s writing. Her storytelling is wonderful. If anyone likes re-tellings, I'm sure they will love My Name is Rapunzel.


4 out of 5 stars

* This book was received as an ARC from the author in exchange for honest review. *

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