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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review of Rumplestiltskin (Faerie Tale Collection) by Jenni James

Product Details

  • Title: Rumplestiltskin (Faerie Tale Collection #3)
  • Author: Jenni James
  • File Size: 358 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink; 1 edition (January 31, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B923V9U

Book Description:

A young prince crippled by a witch—

When Fredrico watches his cruel family mourn his false death and
announce to the kingdom their cursed prince has died, is the day he
truly embraces his new life and new name Rumplestiltskin. How could
he be known by anything else? —His skin is completely rumpled and
stilted now. He hides away from the king and queen and grows up as a
crippled servant in the castle.

Years later, his younger brother, Marcus, becomes king and humors
Aubrynn’s father when he boasts that his daughter can turn straw into
gold. Intrigued Marcus locks the distraught maiden in a tower and
declares to the kingdom that if she can transform the straw, he will
marry her, but if she cannot he will kill her father.

Rumplestiltskin is determined to help Aubrynn save her father and
marry the king. Now, if only he can remember to keep his real
identity a secret and not fall in love with her himself…

My Review:

I like Fairy Tale re-tellings, but I have to say, I LOVED this re-telling of Rumplestiltskin! Author Jenni James has given readers a brand new twist in this fairy tale. You instantly lose your heart to poor 5 year old Fredrico who is turned into a a twisted and rumpled being by a witch. As he grows, and becomes a man, your heart turns to him as he struggles in life. Rumple comes to the rescue of the beautiful Aubrynn who is imprisoned in a tower to spin straw into gold. With a few magical things, he not only saves Aubrynn's life, but he wins her heart. You will love this delightful tale of Rumplestiltskin like you have never known him before. 

About the Author: Jenni James

Her Books....
The Jane Austen Diaries
Pride & Popularity (Aug 2011)
Northanger Alibi (Feb 2012)
Persuaded (2012)
Emmalee (2013)
Mansfield Ranch (2013)
Sensible & Sensational (2014)
Prince Tennyson (Inspirational middle grade chapter book May 2012)
Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection
Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Sleeping Beauty (2012)
Rumplestiltskin (2013)
Cinderella (March 2013)
Snow White (2013)
Hansel and Gretel (2013)
Frog Prince (2013)
Many more to come...

I never knew what I was missing when my mom first gave me a collection of Jane Austen's works for Christmas. I believe I was fourteen at the time. One glance at the title Pride and Prejudice and I vowed I would never read the book. But, to be nice I placed it on my 'favorites' shelf; and there it sat for approximately two and a half years. Every month or so Mom would ask me if I had read it yet, and guiltily I would reply, "No. One day I will."
Then low and behold, the summer I was sixteen I had completely exhausted EVERY book I owned and almost all of my siblings' books, as well. (There were 5 siblings--not an easy feat I tell you!) With a desperate case of boredom and hair-pulling-cabin-fever anxiety, I finally, grudgingly brought down the book. I went ahead and started with Pride and Prejudice, just to prove to myself it wasn't worth the time.
One and a half days later, I finished. Sleep deprived, hungry and exhausted, but I finished! It was officially the first book I couldn't put down! It was SO amazing! Afterwards, I devoured every one of Jane Austen's novels, and I haven't stopped since.
Now, as my own daughter gets closer to this wonderfully draining attempt at teenhood, I wanted to share the same stories with her, but in a way she can relate to. I began to rewrite (More like channel) Pride & Popularity in the middle of March and was finished in just 6 weeks! All 25 chapters. It was such an amazing experience. Before I had even begun the long editing process new characters started to talk to me and hound me into writing their stories too.
I have 7 rambunctious kiddos and live in sunny New Mexico. When I'm not chasing my kids around the house, I'm dreaming of new amazing stories to write!


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1 comment:

  1. Looks like I need to go pick this one up. My daughter loves Jenni's re-tellings and we haven't read this one yet. Glad to hear you liked it!


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