Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - What Once Was Mine: A Twisted Tale

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Book Review - What Once Was Mine: A Twisted Tale

What Once Was Mine: A Twisted Tale

About the Book

Desperate to save the life of their queen and her unborn child, the good citizens of the kingdom comb the land for the all-healing Sundrop flower to cure her . . . but someone mistakenly picks the blossom of the Moondrop instead. This shimmering flower heals the queen and she delivers a healthy baby girl―with hair as silver and gray as the moon. But with her mysterious hair comes dangerous magical powers: the power to hurt, not heal. For the safety of the kingdom, Rapunzel is locked away in a tower and put under the care of the powerful goodwife, Mother Gothel.

For eighteen years Rapunzel stays imprisoned in her tower, knowing she must protect everyone from her magical hair. When she finally decides to leave the only home she's ever known―to see the floating lights that appear on her birthday―she gets caught up in an unexpected adventure with two thieves: a would-be outlaw named Gina, and Flynn Rider, a rogue on the run. Before she can reach her happy ending, Rapunzel learns that there is far more to her story, and her magical hair, and her future than she ever knew.

My Take on the Book
My family loves twisted tales and they loved Tangled so this book was the perfect read for our family. The author does an amazing job at building out the characters and allowing you to experience the action in a unique way with every page. The character development was solid and I felt that I really got to know the characters in a way I never did from just watching the movie. Don't expect this book to be a retelling of all you know from the movie either as the author does a good job at building out a new storyline that does twist the original story in a new way and for me it was a ton of fun to not only read but immerse yourself in from page one to the very end.

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