Blog Tour - Rapunzel Untangled

A Girl Trapped in a Mansion . . .

A Mysterious Old Woman . . .

The Boy Who Will Change Everything . . .

Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C Bennett

Fab Fane Fannigan: Are you saying you live at GOTHEL MANSION??? The Gothel Mansion?

RG: My mother calls it Gothel Manor, so maybe that’s different?

Fab Fane Flannigan: No, Rapunzel, there’s only one that I know of. It has to be the same. Are you telling me the truth here?

RG: Yes, of course. Is it weird that I live here?

Fab Fane Flannigan: No, not weird, just . . . never mind. So you live in the tower?

RG: Uh, the tower? I don’t know. Is it a tower?

Fab Fane Flannigan: Yes, it is. I know where it is. I’ll be there Friday at 8.

Rapunzel sensed the difference in his tone. Something wasn’t right.

Fab Fane Flannigan: Rapunzel, promise me one thing.

RG: Okay.

Fab Fane Flannigan: Don’t Google your house.
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.

Rapunzel Untangled from Sweetwater Books February 12, 2013. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at a bookstore near you!

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My Review

Rapunzel would like to be a normal teenager, but that is kind of hard for her. You see, she has a disease that makes it too easy for her to get germs from others and that can kill her. That means her mother keeps her locked in a tower, away from anyone that could infect her with germs. She's never been to a school, or hung out with friends, she doesn't even have a cell phone. And her hair, she's never been allowed to cut it and it's 15 feet long! Things change for Rapunzel when she discovers Facebook. Suddenly she's able to find a list of kids her age. She works up her courage and clicks the button marked "Add as Friend' for a boy named Fab Fane Flannigan. Hoping against hope that he will add her as his friend, even though he's never met her, Rapunzel waits impatiently, but her waiting is rewarded by having Fane become her very first Facebook friend. Pretty soon, they are instant messaging back and forth about everything under the sun and Fane wants to meet Rapunzel. Rapunzel's really not sure about that, she's not supposed to see anyone besides her mother, she could die! But when Rapunzel's mother leaves for a few days, Rapunzel decides that having a friend is well worth the risk of dying. And so it is, but what will happen when Rapunzel starts questioning everything her mother has ever told her? 

This book was so fun! I loved the fairy-taleness of it. I loved Rapunzel, she was so trusting. I loved Fane and his ability to get Rapunzel to question and learn more about her world. I loved the beginning, the ending (although I was sad it had to end!) and everything in between. This book was a bit dark, but nothing terribly scary. This book was everything I could have hoped for in a re-telling of Rapunzel!

About the Author
Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband - who happens to be her high-school sweetheart - raised two sons and two daughters. She's now blessed with two daughters-in-law as well. She developed a love of writing in high school when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing.
When she's not writing, reading, or answering emails (notice there's no mention of cleaning, cooking, or anything remotely domestic), she can often be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. (Yes, she rides a Harley.)

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