Friday, August 14, 2009

Rapunzel's Revenge...random thoughts

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale (who are wife and husband), with artwork by Nathan Hale (who is no relation to the authors).

So, could this book be any more wonderful? I'm honestly not sure that it could. It charmed me completely!

*The story: Adventurous. Humorous. Delightful. Incredibly unique fractured fairy tale.

*The heroine: Believable. Endearing. Always strong, and it was wonderful watching the way she grew to believe it.

*Other characters: Jack--despite his thieving ways, it was impossible not to love him. Gothel--the perfect villian...so easy to hate. Multiple minor characters that I adored.

*The art: Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.










(Just a taste.)

*Miscellaneous:
1.) Unsurprisingly, finding out Rapunzel's birth name warmed my heart.
2.) This book was from the library, but I definitely want to buy it for Gray for Christmas!
3.) Definitely a feel-good, but not saccharine sweet story.
4.) I've loved every book I've read by Shannon Hale, so why haven't I read more?!!

*Other opinions:
--Kailana at The Written World
--Shelley at ChainReading
--Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
--Puss Reboots
--Alison at So Many Books, So Little Time
--Robin at A Fondness for Reading
--RaiderGirl3 at An Adventure in Reading
(I'm sure I missed some. Feel free to leave a link in the comments if yours was one, and I'll add it to the list. Thanks.)

10 comments:

Nymeth said...

You know, I've asked myself the same. I adore Shannon Hale - why haven't I read this or Princess Academy or Book of a Thousand Days yet? I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much :D

pussreboots said...

There is a sequel coming out later this year. It's the book release I am most excited about.

alisonwonderland said...

I love you way you did your review. It really was a delightful book, wasn't it!?

kreed said...

I am going to put this on my wish list right now. I LOVED Princess Academy and have been wanting to read more of her books.

Carl V. said...

Wow, you are cranking out the reviews! I've heard nothing but good things about this graphic novel and Shannon Hale is just a dear. I've enjoyed everything I've read by her, as has Mary. I think Mary's read everything she's written with the exception of this. I need to pop on over to her blog, its been forever but I always enjoy her posts.
I'll be looking to add this to my library holds list Debi!

Kailana said...

I read this from the library, too, but I want to buy it. I just have River Secrets left and I have read all of her books... She's a great writer!

Staci said...

I ordered this for my school shelves and as soon as it came in, I absconded with it until I had read it front to back. Like you I loved it!!! She's a fantastic writer!!

jpderosnay said...

this looks like sooo much fun!

you know what, debs, when i finally have children i'm coming to you for recommendations!

Kim L said...

This one has been on my radar... I really need to see if the library has it!

Rhinoa said...

I have this and can't believe I still haven't read it! Will bump it up my list thanks. Oh and I am excited about the sequel.