Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blog Tour (Review + Giveaway): My Name is Rapunzel by K.C Hilton

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My Name is Rapunzel is one of the books I'm eyeing this year and now I had a chance to read it and be part of the blog tour! In this post, you can check out my review and join the cool giveaway!

My Name is Rapunzel
by K.C Hilton

Genre: YA, romance, fantasy, folklore and mythology, fairytale retelling
Published November 22nd 2013 by Createspace
Source: Author via tour host
Purchase: Amazon * Barnes and Noble * Book Depository

Blurb (Goodreads):
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.

My Thoughts:

*This is a tour stop review so I didn't include a spoiler review (which I originally wrote), but if you're interested, you can check it out on Goodreads, where I hid the spoiler with a link.

My Name is Rapunzel is one of the books I'm eyeing since earlier this year. I thought I'd never have a chance to read it due to my impossible never-ending tbr and little time to minimize them. So I didn't request for it. Then I received a mail invite from Chyna from Lite-Rate-Ture book tours and I didn't think twice--I signed up!

The first pages of the book went well and interesting. Though I noticed after a few chapters, I cannot see where the story is going and I got bored. It took more than half of the book for the intensity/excitement to rise. There are times that some part of the story is told disorderly. For example, it would start a new story (or memory, I'm not even sure about that) then leap to another one to the point I'm not sure if she's writing to the reporter, John, or she's actually telling her story. There are questionable facts (or loopholes) that I also noticed.

The second half of the book became more interesting and I can finally see the twists and excitements. I felt I was really reading the real Rapunzel story, not the one Grimm Brothers wrote. It's like the Grimm Brothers are the ones who made the re-telling and K.C Hilton's My Name is Rapunzel explains the real and untold story of Rapunzel.

As I mentioned above, the first half is slow-paced and the second half is exciting and fast. The ending is acceptable with a cute happy ending but I found it fast-paced but poorly detailed. If only these would change, the overall of the story would be flawless and exquisite. 

My Name is Rapunzel is recommended to fairytale geeks. However, you need to have more patience.

*Thanks to Chyna of Lite-Rate-Ture tours for this opportunity and K.C Hilton for the ecopy provided for the review!





  1. Thank you for joining the tour! =)

  2. I just am not sure about trying this one. I really am not. I am a fan of the cover. I love that it is a retelling that isn't common. But I have heard some no so great things, and it concerns me. But I enjoyed reading your review!


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