Saturday, March 26, 2016

Graphic Novel Review of Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale

Read for: Graphic Novel Challenge
Synopsis: "Once upon a time, in a land you only think you know, lived a little girl and her mother . . . or the woman she thought was her mother.

Every day, when the little girl played in her pretty garden, she grew more curious about what lay on the other side of the garden wall . . . a rather enormous garden wall.

And every year, as she grew older, things seemed weirder and weirder, until the day she finally climbed to the top of the wall and looked over into the mines and desert beyond.

Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale teams up with husband Dean Hale and brilliant artist Nathan Hale (no relation) to bring readers a swashbuckling and hilarious twist on the classic story as you've never seen it before. Watch as Rapunzel and her amazing hair team up with Jack (of beanstalk fame) to gallop around the wild and western landscape, changing lives, righting wrongs, and bringing joy to every soul they encounter."

My Review: As soon as I saw this one, I knew I would have to read it and I was definitely not disappointed. It was a fun interpretation of not only Rapunzel's tale but also of several other fairy tale characters. I enjoyed the art and the storyline. Of course I am always a fan of strong female characters that take their rescue into their own hands and this graphic novel played into that preference perfectly. I am also excited to say that there is at least another book following this one.
My Rating: I really enjoyed the art, the story and the twist on classic fairytales in this one.  I will definitely be tracking down the next novel in the set! I give it a rating of Four Paws!


  1. As I've mentioned before I'm not a GN fan but everyone I know says I have to try these ones. I'll have to one day if for no other reason than to check out the art.

    1. I have heard several great reviews on this one, it is a fun mix of fairytales with new twists and some great art.

  2. This books is fun, and I love that the Hales joined up to do this project.

    1. I don't think I have read anything by them before and I will definitely be seeking them out. It was a really fun GN, I love the twists on so many fairytales.