- File Size: 2722 KB
- Print Length: 92 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 27, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075ZXV1XJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Rapunzel's Surrender: A Steamy Lesbian Fairy Tale Kindle Edition
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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Rapunzel may not be in a tower, but she is a prisoner – of sorts.
Lackluster world building, thin character development along with some unfortunate word choices make Rapunzel’s Surrender feel rough around the edges.
I personally felt a bit imprisoned by this short story. From the first chapter I had trouble connecting with Queen Rapunzel and bouncing from past to present to hazy visions brought on the wind never gave me a chance to get to know her. Unfortunately, this persisted throughout the story with point-of-view changes coming close to head hopping and leaving some scenes a muddled mess.
Then there was some very unfortunate phrasing during the actual sex that immediately turned me off to the whole scene. A woman’s vaginal secretions being called ‘broth’ pulled me right out of the whole story and it took me a bit to return to it and be able to take it seriously.
Throughout the story, Rapunzel worries if she’s worthy of being a queen. Her actions clearly show she’s not. Inviting a known sorceress and possible spy into her room just because the wind once whispered her name and gave her sexy visions seems irresponsible in the extreme to me. Then again that may just be me. Perhaps if I’d been given a chance to get to know her instead of being told about her childhood I might have understood her motivations better. As it is her motivations are conflicting and contradictory.
There is so much potential here and I feel bad for being harsh, but a good solid content edit would do wonders to clear up the confusion and put the focus where it should be.
All that being said, Laurenti has a nice lyrical style that needs the polish a good experienced editor could give.