Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
Once Upon a Time II, Young Adult Challenge, Eponymous Challenge
Napoli uses beautiful writing to retell the fairy tale of Rapunzel. This was set in Switzerland during the 1500s, and I forgot how much of the story I knew, but as I kept reading, another element made me remember. I liked how the prince was a count, and the love story was perfect. It was really the story about love, different kinds of love, and the things that love can drive you to do. I'd read another fairy tale by Napoli.
A great start to the Once Upon a Time Challenge II.
Also reviewed by : mawbooks