Thursday, November 6, 2014


Review of Locks: Rapunzel Unhinged by Sarah J. Pepper

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Rapunzel isn’t the stereotypical Damsel in Distress. Her Bad-Boy Prince Charming is a renowned mercenary, and their Happy Ending plays out like a bad movie. However, she is determined to breakout from her tower prison—love be damned—and do it in a fabulous pair of heels. 
Gunned down by the Mercenary, the deadliest assassin in The Badass Archives, isn’t exactly Rapunzel’s end-game. Falling for him isn’t either, but his Rated-R demeanor is strangely charming. Even though most girls wouldn’t fall for their captors, Rapunzel isn’t like most dames. Her major girl-boner for the Mercenary is so pathetic it verges on cliché. Yet, in spite of his appeal, Rapunzel must escape before she’s locked away in the Château de Immortelle’s highest tower—forever  (Taken from Goodreads)

Stars Given:★★★★★

Overall View:
I just love to read retellings of well known fairy tales.  It really brings me back to my childhood.  This book, like many of the retellings that I have read, is great! Another book to put down on my to-read-again list.  What made this story so special is that the main character isn't a Damsel in Distress waiting for her prince to save her.  No, this character made me proud that I am female.  With so many books out there, most of the stories portray the female lead as a weak character who is often guided by her prince.  This story gave me hope that one day, stories would stop revolving around a weak female.  Of course, it is fine to be weak in certain situations, but with the literature world dominated by mostly weaker female characters, it is refreshing to find a book like this.  I am not painting an image that ALL authors place the female in a weaker role on purpose, but sometimes I can see the "Damsel in Distress" role creeping up behind the scenes of the story.  Well, needless to say, everyone needs to read this book! I highly recommend it for people who enjoy fairy tales and strong female leads.

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