{Review+ Giveaway} Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett

February 17, 2013 Giveaways, Reviews 4

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Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett

Hardcover304 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Cedar Fort, Inc.
Age Group: YA
Source: ecopy from Author

A Girl Trapped in a Mansion . . .
A Mysterious Old Woman . . .
The Boy Who Will Change Everything . . .


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.

This is my first experience with a modern day fairy tale retelling, and I have to say, if the others are even half as good as Rapunzel Untangled was I need to start reading them all up. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In fact, I loved it! I thought it was cute, clever, romantic, and so interesting, and Cindy Bennett even had a few twists up her sleeve. Rapunzel Untangled is a great book!

Rapunzel lives in a tower completely isolated and she has long flowing blonde hair. But you knew all that, right? She can’t leave her tower because she has a severe immune disease and any contact with outside germs can be fatal for her. I thought it was awesome that her first introduction to the outside world was through facebook. How fitting in this technical age. She meets Fane on facebook and honestly, talking to him was just the catalyst that Rapunzel needed. She started to become more curious and interested in the world around her. 

I just loved her and Fane’s chats on facebook. I thought they were absolutely hilarious, and I loved all the pop culture and movie references. It kind of reminded me of the quick wit that I love so much in Meg Cabot books. (which as you all know, is HIGH praise from me) He is a great guy. He really took everything in stride. I thought the little romance between Rapunzel and Fane was adorable. Every time he got concerned with germs for her, it made me smile. There is just something about the two of them that works so well. 

This book is not only the “can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over- the-fence, World Series kind of stuff,” (two points for whoever can name this movie!) but it also has a touch of magic. And we all know that magic can lead to some unexpected twists. I’m not going to ruin any surprises but I loved all of the plot lines so much that I really want you to experience it for yourself. 

I loved the house. It reminded me of the house in Rose Red by Steven King. Where the lady of the house has to keep building on and “growing” the house. This book isn’t a horror like that one, but the continuous construction on the house reminded me of that. 

If you like sweet romances, modernization of fairy tales and just plain great stories- you NEED to check out Rapunzel Untangled. I loved this book. One of my favorites of the year so far! It is also my first book by Cindy Bennett. She has so many other books that I would like to try. Let me know which one I should check out next!

5/5 Gavels

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.)

You can find Cindy at:  Blog    Facebook    Twitter    Goodreads

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4 Responses to “{Review+ Giveaway} Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett”

  1. Annette

    Kirstie Alley and the Olsen Twins in “It Take’s Two.” One of my kid’s favorite when they were little…Great review, by the way. I love fairy tale retellings and hope you find some other good ones.

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