Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the ‘Locks – Rapunzel Unhinged’ blog tour, hosted by the lovely Jenny at Neverland Book Tours.
When Jenny asked the blogsphere if anyone would like to be involved in the tour I knew I had to jump at the chance – I mean look at how beautiful the cover is? Plus, I’m quite a sucker for fairytales made modern so that helped, too.
Below you will find my review which includes thoughts and feelings and a bio’ about the author Sarah!
Format: E-Book (Kindle)
Published: 1st July 2014
Gunned down by the hottest killer in the history of the Badass Archives wasn’t exactly Rapunzel’s end-game. But when her reputable extraction skills fail, she uses unorthodox methods to gain her freedom from the Mercenary, whose icy blue eyes have serious panty-dropping capabilities. Even though most girls wouldn’t fall for their would-be assassin, Rapunzel isn’t like most dames. Her major girl-boner for the Mercenary is so pathetically intense it verges on cliché.
Regardless, Rapunzel’s hands are tied. Love chooses its victims, not the other way around. She isn’t the stereotypical Damsel in Distress. Her Bad-Boy Prince Charming is a renowned mercenary, and her “Happy Ending” plays out like a bad movie. However, she is determined to find her freedom—love be damned—and she’ll do it in a fabulous pair of heels.
Thank you to Jenny from Neverland Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to be involved in the blog tour and for receiving a review copy.
I was incredibly excited to start ‘Locks – Rapunzel Unhinged’ because I was blown away by the cover, I mean just look at how beautiful it is? I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but how can you ignore this beauty?
Everyone knows the fairytale of Rapunzel, she’s a fair maiden locked in a tower and her knight in shining armor recuses her by climbing up her long and flowing locks and they live happily every after. To me, Locks stayed true to the original, just had a very modern twist.
If I have to be brutally honest it did take me a few chapters to get into the story. You really needed to sit down and give it your full attention, otherwise you’d get a little bit confused – well, I did anyway. I absolutely loved the character of Rapunzel, or ‘Zel for short, but one thing I did find annoying about her was her immaturity. I know she was a teenager and all teenagers back-chat, curse and such like, but it was just how she spoke sometimes ‘ass-man’ ‘flip him the finger’; just things like that really. However, once you saw past ‘Zel’s attitude you really got into how emotional the story was. ‘Zel has been imprisoned in a tower by a very evil woman and you soon wonder whether she will be free and happy.
Deep down Zel cares a lot about people and although she back chats and uses sarcasm as he main source of vocabulary you know she doesn’t really mean it. She makes a host of friends (and of course, enemies) that she can rely on in her time of need.
You can purchase ‘Locks’ from Barnes and Noble.
I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, unicorns, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?