Thursday, April 7, 2016
Rapunzel's Prince by Jessica Kaye
In Jessica Kaye's "Rapunzel," the fabled long-haired girl cuts her hair and leaves her tower to search for her lost prince. Along the way, she finds the life she always wanted-and ends up saving a kingdom in the process. But what was the prince doing while Rapunzel was rescuing herself? The parallel novel "Rapunzel's Prince" tells us all about his adventures as he searches the world for the girl with impossibly long hair.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads).
When I started Rapunzel's Prince, I was a bit apprehensive. Usually, I don't like it when the second book in a series goes into the other main character's point of view. It's just typically retelling the sorry and switching she to he. However, I didn't feel that way at all about Rapunzel's Prince. It genuinely brought something new to the story line. I loved it as much as the first book in the series, if not more.
Rapunzel's Prince was not the usual point of view switch that a lot of second books in a series have been lately. The reader gets to find out in detail what the prince was doing when he and Rapunzel were separated, which I greatly enjoyed. The reader also gets to see a couple of minor characters in Rapunzel, and to learn more about them. It made me appreciate those characters so much more.
Most of the time when I read a pov switch, it makes me not like that character, because they act like a jerk, or do something terrible that makes me think less of them. That wasn't the case with Rapunzel's Prince. I liked the prince just as much in this book, if not a little more.
Rapunzel's Prince is a well written fairy tale retelling. You don't need to read Rapunzel to read Rapunzel's Prince, but I recommend reading it any ways because it is so good. The author weaves a magical tale that captivated me throughout both books. I highly recommend the books for anyone, young or old, male or female.
I give Rapunzel's Prince: 4/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.