Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson



The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man around. And her skills as an artist rival those of any artist she’s met. But for a woman in medieval times, the one skill she most desires is the hardest one to obtain: the ability to read.

After yet another young man asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides they need to move once again, but this time to a larger city. Rapunzel’s heart soars—surely there she can fulfill her dream. But Mother won’t let her close to a man. She claims that no man can be trusted.

After being rescued by a knight on the road to the city, and in turn rescuing him farther down the road, Rapunzel’s opportunity arrives at last. This knight, Sir Gerek, agrees to educate Rapunzel in order to pay back his debt. She just has to put up with his arrogant nature and single-minded focus on riches and prestige.

But this Rapunzel story is unlike any other and the mystery that she uncovers will change everything—except her happily ever after.


5/5 stars

Read from December 12 to 13, 2015


I received a digital copy of the book via the author and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, this is one of the best fairytale-retelling I’ve ever read.

I didn’t want to stop reading it. This book got me so hooked that I could almost read it one sitting. I didn’t because my tablet’s battery died. This book was truly fun, delightful, lovely and full of adventures. I really enjoyed reading it. The knife-throwing scenes were really cool and I also loved that Repunzal longed for reading and learning. I also like the fact that the ending was complete and satisfying.
Anyway. I’m really grateful for the fact that I got to read this book. I haven’t read the other books in the series but after reading this one, I’m looking forward to reading the others as well.
All in all, I loved reading it and I’d definitely recommend everyone to read it!


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