Tuesday, December 17, 2013

~Tour Review & Giveaway~ My Name is Rapunzel by KC Hilton

Welcome to my stop on the My Name is Rapunzel tour!! I hope you enjoy
the review and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!!!

Release Date:  November 22,2013
Published By:  Createspace
Length:  302 pages
Review Copy:  Mobi, for honest review in tour


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  My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children…but the children wouldn’t have laughed if they’d known the real story. It wasn't their fault. They didn't know the truth. Nobody did.

  My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.

  I have been waiting for this one for... well since I found it and added it on Goodreads November, 2012.  It felt like forever but it was worth the wait.  The synopsis alone is enough to pull a person in and then you add the dynamite cover and no person could resist.  To top it all off this is about Rapunzel!  We have all see a bunch of Snow White and Cinderella but not the lesser known Rapunzel.   As the synopsis states, her story has been told many ways but it was not her story and this beauty has one heck of a story to tell.

  For the most part the story flowed well.  There was a few parts where I felt that it hit a slow spot or back tracked when it wasn't really needed but really because I was so pulled in by Rapunzel herself, I didn't mind.  There was a certain bitter sweet beauty to the story that my heart went out to.  However, there were certain things that I had figured out or had hoped that I was right about but maybe that was the part that pulled at my heart so hard.  Hilton seems to have this style of writing that will pull at you no matter what she is saying because her character was so well developed that you became a part of her, a fly on the wall watching her story unfold.

  Rapunzel was a unique character.  Many times we complain about character development but with this girl we have 250 years of development.  Lets face it, if this girl didn't grow over that long period of time it would have made for a rather boring novel.  Thankfully that is not the case and the girl that you end the story with is a far cry from the girl that you meet in the start.  The best part is, is that you get to hear about the different parts in her life that change her, the defining moments that either hardened her or made her kindness and beauty shine through.  There is not much to say about this girl that is bad because she most definitely has a big heart and though she is naive at times, it was forgiveable.  I personally liked that she wasn't perfect and didn't do some things that would have ended it all sooner, that's what made her the kind soul we expected.

  There were also other characters that were easy to like and some that you didn't know all that well yet they left an impression.  There was no small part in this book, everyone was there for a reason and you learned from them.  The romance was also not at the front of the story.  Oh sure it is the reason that the story took the turn it did but ultimately it is the heart break and isolation that lasts.  With the witch (Gretta) controlling every aspect of Rapunzel's life, there really wasn't the option for love.  Because of her curse no one can really stay a part of the story for long and that itself is heartbreaking.  Can you imagine how lonely life would be being the only one that never died, never aged?  However, that made the people that did manage to become a part of her life that much more important.

  My Name is Rapunzel was a wonderful read and I hope that Hilton continues to work with some of the less done fairy tales, because this was wonderfully unique.  Not everything was perfect but it worked and I can't say that I would change a thing.  This story was a true show of strength and how long the heart can hold on to the one it loves.  If you are a fan of a good retelling than you should not miss this one!!  KC Hilton has done a wonderful job and I will look for further work from her.  

  I used to think our love was written in the stars.  I dreamed that we'd sit beneath those stars and recount to our children one day.
  But fate had other plans.  And there she stood, panting at the tree line, her eyes fixed on her eternal prize.  Me.  Fate was enjoying her game.

Why did I ever agree to allow Gretta to live with me?  Why did my father want her here?  I should never have made that promise!
  Who in their right mind agreed to live with a witch?

  This wasn't fair!  And father thought I would be better off at the castle.  I was no better off at all.  I was still a prisoner, just in a prettier jail.  Looks could be deceiving. 
About the Author

Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois I spent my childhood climbing trees and playing street games with the neighborhood kids. I was a proud tomboy, until the day I didn’t want to hike the land to an old graveyard. From that point forward I was considered a “girl”.
At the age of seventeen I moved to Kentucky and eventually began to raise a family of my own. Having worn several “hats” my life has been an adventure all on its own. Still, to this day, I yearns to be a mechanic and owns a pink toolbox with pink tools.
I can usually be found updating my website, reading great books, watching awesome movies or creating videos for my YouTube channel. Most days I craves Diet Coke, pizza and chocolate, in no particular order.
I don’t read scary books or watch horror movies… I’m way too scared! Lol.
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