To say that Rapunzel’s upbringing has been unconventional would be an understatement. Her eccentric mother has drummed into Rapunzel’s head the evils of the world – specifically me. When she again uproots Rapunzel’s life to flee another marriage proposal, the pair encounter trouble of another kind in the form of a knight. During an exchange of knife-throwing, sarcasm and arrogance Rapunzel begins to see another side of the world that her mother has protected and/or hidden from her. And it’s nothing that she could ever have imagined in her wildest dreams.
Ah. I love fairy tale remakes. And Melanie Dickerson novels. And just novels really. So this was my first Dickerson novel and I must say I was impressed. While it did drag in a few areas I found myself very fascinated by the whole plot and writing style. With a perfect blend of history, truth and oddball characters the story kept me flipping/swiping pages until the book was completed in one sitting. Melanie Dickerson’s novels get quite a bit of gushing feedback but I was still hesitant to read any, afraid I had too high expectations. What silly and unfounded thoughts those turned out to be. A great fun story with valuable lessons.
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