I received an ARC copy of this book from the author on a read to review basis
The first thing that I want to talk about is the front cover. It's absolutely gorgeous, and definitely one of my favourites. It portrays exactly what the story is about in a simple, yet beautiful way.
I am a huge mega fan of fairy tale re-tellings, and Rapunzel is a definite favourite of mine. I have read several re-tellings, and this one was certainly different, yet great at the same time.
Rapunzel is such an innocent character, and she cares dearly for her beloved Henry, and I was so sad in the beginning when the witch Gretta came in and ruined everything.
Speaking of Gretta, I really wanted to punch her at times, so she was written well to be evil enough.
Rapunzel was alone in this, and I did feel greatly sorry for her. Doomed to live an eternal life and to watch everyone around you pass away isn't a really nice thing to cope with, so I admire that Rapunzel stayed strong.
One of the differences about this story was that Rapunzel was allowed to roam about more and exit the tower at times. In other stories, she is trapped inside the tower and not allowed to leave no matter what.
Another was that there was a mysterious dragon flying around the castle; acting as a protector to Rapunzel.
There were even times when Rapunzel would mock the other stories told of Rapunzel, and the well-known line "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!".
I really enjoyed this story. The chapters weren't too long, and it was full of mystery (and even contained some shockers near the end!).
The very ending of the book is sweet and leaves you full of hope.
The only thing I would say about it was that the middle seemed a little too stretched out, and made it seem long, but that is my only criticism.
It's written so beautifully, and I definitely recommend to all, especially if you like re-tellings on fairy tales.
Overall I gave this book four out of five stars as it was a fantastic read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you so much K. C. Hilton for letting me read this wonderful treat =)