I received this book for free from Book Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Fairest of Them All
by Carolyn Turgeon
Published by Touchstone on August 6, 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Book Tour
What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother?
From the author of Godmother and Mermaid, The Fairest of Them All explores what happens when fairy tale heroines grow up and don’t live happily ever after.
Living in an enchanted forest, Rapunzel spends her days tending a mystical garden with her adoptive mother, Mathena. A witch, Mathena was banished from court because of her magic powers, though the women from the kingdom still seek her advice and herbal remedies. She waits, biding her time to exact revenge against those who betrayed her.
One day Rapunzel’s beautiful voice and long golden locks captivate a young prince hunting in the forest nearby. Overcome, he climbs her hair up to her chamber and they fall into each other’s arms. But their afternoon of passion is fleeting, and the prince must return to his kingdom, as he is betrothed to another.
Now king, he marries his intended to bring peace to his kingdom. They have a stunning daughter named Snow White. Yet the king is haunted by his memories of Rapunzel, and after the mysterious death of his wife, realizes he is free to marry the woman he never stopped longing for. In hopes of also replacing the mother of his beloved daughter, the king makes Rapunzel his queen.
But when Mathena’s wedding gift of an ancient mirror begins speaking to her, Rapunzel falls under its evil spell, and the king begins to realize that Rapunzel is not the beautiful, kind woman he dreamed of.
This was an awesome twist of Rapunzel and Snow White! And, weird as it sounds, it totally makes sense. I understand why she went “evil”, if that’s what you want to call her. I feel for her. As the story went on, it just kept getting worse for her. It was horrible. And I can’t stand Prince Josef.
There really wasn’t a set protagonist or antagonist through this. Everyone was kinda their own antagonists. There were so many twists in this book I had some trouble keeping up at points, but the twists made it awesome! Especially the ending!! Oh, what an ending!
My opinion: READ THIS BOOK! You won’t regret it!
Let’s Make a Movie!
Rapunzel – Brittany Snow
I think she is absolutely beautiful and could totally pull of the role of Rapunzel. She is very lady like and she already has the blonde hair!
Madame Mathena Gothel – Melina Kanakaredos
I think she is gorgeous! She’s the right age, and she is exactly what I was picturing when reading about Mathena! I think she is perfect!
Prince Josef – Ian Somerhalder
Sigh. If this man showed up on my door step out of the blue I’d have trouble not letting him climb up my hair too. Ian is perfect for the prince! He has those chiseled facial features, he’s hott, and he already plays an arrogant sometimes asshole on Vampire Diaries! And, those eyes! Plus, who doesn’t want to see that naked!
Snow White (Age 7) – Mackenzie Foy
As soon as I saw this girl, I knew she was my 7 year old Snow White. She’s so pretty and she did an awesome job in Breaking Dawn as Renesmee. She, to me, is the perfect Snow White.
Snow White (Age 15) – Miranda Cosgrove
Gorgeous and young, Miranda Cosgrove is perfect as we see Snow White age 8 years in the novel. I think she is a perfect match for an older Mackenzie Foy and her features are perfect to play the cream skinned, 15 year old Snow White.
Gilles – Liam Hemsworth
……okay now that I’ve stopped drooling I can continue. Just. Look at him. He’s perfect. He’s the perfect Gilles. He’s incredibly gorgeous and I think he would play an incredible falconer. Just see him in Hunger Games and you’ll know I’m right 🙂