on February 12th 2013
Genres: young adult, retellings, romance
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.
OKAY. So as you can see, I am alone. In May, I actually picked Rapunzel Untangled for Forgotten Fridays. Unfortunately, it was a really bad choice. What I thought was an awesome modern retelling, was actually a cringe-worthy cheesy book. I just had to DNF it. Now, because we’ve always posted our review chats for FF, I decide to do the same – but this time with Good Maryam and Bad Maryam. Yknow, like good cop, bad cop? YEAAAAAAH.
Good Maryam: So, umm hey, shall we start? *looks around nervously*
Bad Maryam: Yeah yeah, I’m here. Let’s get this over and done with. I’m seriously pissed off at this book.
Good Maryam: Oka-
Bad Maryam: You know what? I’ll say it out loud first. This book SUCKS. I had so much hopes for it and it crushed me like a squashed cockroach. There’s was the colloquial English, oh my God. I wanted to smack my head with this book. Horrible horrible.
Good Maryam: OKAY, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE MEAN. Ahem. But yes, I do agree with her. This book was pretty bad. I mean, putting the English aside, this book’s story line was quite slow. I had to force myself to continue reading this book. And then there was the Facebook part!
Bad Maryam: Yes, the Facebook part. *rolls eyes* It was cheeesy, like REALLY CHEESY. I mean, no ordinary human would actually talk to Rapunzel, given what she said. “I’ve never been to school. What’s movie?” I know I would have thought that she was a creepy stalker. *shudders*
Good Maryam: Wait, didn’t the guy originally thought she was a stalker too?
Bad Maryam: He was joking. You know how for some reason, characters are always WAY too trusting.
Good Maryam: Yup! You know what sucks about this book though? The fact that the story plot was actually amazing, and it would have been a really great book if someone else had written it. Sigh. I guess we’ll just have to mourn the potential of another amazing book in the making!