Friday, October 3, 2014

The Fairest of Them All by Caroline Turgeon

Rapunzel was raised in the forest by her foster mother, Mathena. Sheltered from men and the outside world, Rapunzel helps Mathena tend to women in need. One day Prince Josef stumbles upon the castle and falls in love with Rapunzel, though he must marry another. When Rapunzel loses the Prince's child, her life changes. After his wife's death, Josef is back to marry Rapunzel. But life in the castle is a big adjustment for Rapunzel.
This melding of two fairy tales was amazing. Though Rapunzel had issues, I still was sympathetic with her to a point. I loved how Turgeon kept the Grimm outlook on the stories, with dark twists and turns. It's an amazing book, well worth your time. It's completely devourable! Thank you to the publisher for a review copy.

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