Review: My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton

Saturday, January 25, 2014

My Name is Rapunzel
Title: My Name is Rapunzel
Author: K.C. Hilton
Date of Publication: October 26, 2013

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.

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Review

My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Thank you to Chyna of Lite-Rate-Ture Book Tours and to K.C. Hilton for the review copy. This in no way affected my views of the novel.

The downfall of this book was saddening and maddening. It felt like a four-star read at first but alas, even a three would have been too high. I can feel my irateness dripping from my words so I'll try to keep this short. The whole conflict of this novel was for null because the characters could have solved everything in a short amount of time instead of suffering for 200 years or so. Seriously, that ending made me mad because if that was what took to eradicate the conflict, how come they didn't do it earlier? I mean, sure, there would be no story but I felt like this book treated me, the reader, as unintelligent. Unthinking characters who'd rather not do something for centuries to change the course of their lives and then in an instant, whoosh, problem gone because the book is ending?

The writing was okay and I admit to wanting to know what happens although it wasn't that engaging. Albeit I did find the parts in the past not that authentic in its language and how the characters acted. But that can be forgiven (kind of) since it would have been hard to reconcile historical speak in a way that's understandable. While I liked that Rapunzel told us the story of her life and how all her loved ones died before her, the way she did it did not sit well with me. I did like reading this enough most of the time to read and trudge on but as the true conflict arose, all the loopholes and illogical actions and circumstances happened and I just couldn't deal with that. Dear Rapunzel. Why would you tell everything, all your secrets, to a stranger? How come you've never noticed anything around you? It truly made me pull-out-my-hair angry. I remember ranting about how I felt like I wasted my time with this book.

So no, I don't recommend this unless you're a HUGE fairytale fan and would probably enjoy anything in that genre. But if you hate kind of idiotic heroines (and heroes) and plots that don't hold much weight, stay away dear one!

About K.C. Hilton

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 own 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.

4 comments:

  1. Awww I'm so sad you didn't like this book! Haven't read it yet but I've had high hopes for this too! Guess I won't read it anymore. Great review! :)

    -Kimi @ GEEKY CHIQUITAS

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    1. Well, I don't recommend it but who knows? Maybe you'd like it! I saw some raves over on Goodreads. Thank you for dropping by, Kimi!

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  2. I was actually really interested in this when I first heard about it because its Rapunzel. Rapunzel! I have never read any type of retelling for this one, so I was happy about it. Then, as happens sometimes, reviews start popping up and the excitement dwindles. So, I am no longer really all that interested in this one anymore. Sadly. However, I am still a fan of the cover!

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    1. I don't recommend this but maybe you might like it? I saw some people who loved it. But yeah, the pretty cover and it being a Rapunzel retelling made me want to read it but then, that didn't go over well. Thanks for stopping by, Jaime!

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