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.)
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?!!
--Kailana at The Written World
--Shelley at ChainReading
--Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
--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.)