Tuesday, February 12, 2013
USA Today Recommends Rapunzel Untangled
Rapunzel Untangled received some love from USA Today . . . well, today. Alongside my friend and fellow Cedar Fort author Rachel McClellan, reviewer Serena Chase had this to say:
Why you should read it: Placed in a world where the tale of Rapunzel has not yet existed (otherwise, wouldn't her name sort of give it away?), this modern re-telling is a fun but somewhat dark take on the classic, borrowing from page and screen versions as well as the mystical realms of modern technological romance.
Some serious "creepy" is going on in Rapunzel's house, an ever-expanding mansion which may bring to mind the famous Winchester Mystery House in California. When Fane fans the flame of Rapunzel's burgeoning curiosity, however, things go from creepy to romantic to life-or-death dangerous pretty fast.
Rapunzel has a pretty believable teen voice, given her upbringing. And Fane is certainly an easily loved hero. Fans of fairytale remixes won't be disappointed while untangling, as it were, this imaginative story.
Pretty exciting! Just wanted to share my good fortune with all of you lovelies!