Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Publication Date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: 9+
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, FairyTales, Fairies, Rapunzel
“Think you know Rapunzel’s story? Think again, because the tower was only the beginning…” — Jennifer Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of THE FALSE PRINCE
In all of Tyme, from the Redlands to the Grey, no one is as lucky as Rapunzel. She lives in a magic tower that obeys her every wish; she reads wonderful books starring herself as the heroine; her hair is the longest, most glorious thing in the world. And she knows this because Witch tells her so—her beloved Witch, who protects her from evil princes, the dangerous ground under the tower, even unhappy thoughts. Rapunzel can’t imagine any other life.
Then a thief named Jack climbs into her room to steal one of her enchanted roses. He’s the first person Rapunzel’s ever met who isn’t completely charmed by her (well, the first person she’s met at all, really), and he is infuriating– especially when he hints that Witch isn’t telling her the whole truth. Driven by anger at Jack and her own nameless fears, Rapunzel descends to the ground for the first time, and finds a world filled with more peril than Witch promised … and more beauty, wonder, and adventure than she could have dreamed.
To think that I was convinced this would be THE fairytale of the year. I should have trusted the saying regarding pretty covers… because this is DNF for me. The dialogs are childish, Rapunzel is extremely whiny, Jack is damn boring and lacks the sparkle he should have had and weird random fairies accompany the story when they don’t even need to be there (or so I find, because they’re deeply annoying)! This is not worth it… I recommend watching the Disney movie again, instead.
… That moment when a blurb is longer than your own review. Damn.