Lock by Kimberly Knight is a dark, Adult Romantic Fantasy Retelling of Rapunzel!
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
“Before Zell was born, her fate was sealed.
Held captive in a high-rise overlooking New York City since the age of twelve, she had no
friends her own age, no life outside of the penthouse, and absolutely no choices of her own. But what she didn’t realize was the tower where she lost her freedom would one day become her salvation. Her prince would arrive, they would fall in love, and they would come up with a plan for her to escape so they could live happily ever after.
If only it were that easy.
Every girl dreams of her life becoming a fairy tale, even Zell, who’s knowledge of romance was
simply from the books she stole from other girls at the brothel. In a world where sex, drugs, and manipulation is solely the life she knows, the only fairy tale poor Zell would endure would be a sinister one …
Because freedom always comes at a price.”
If you are looking for a darker, modern twist to the Rapunzel fairytale, this book will be what you’re looking for.
We follow the main character who is locked in a city penthouse, unable to leave without strict supervision, and has been on the verge of “working” like the other girls.
It’s a book that has an intense atmosphere to it while also providing similarities to the original fairytale. This is definitely not a light read and if you are sensitive to content such as human trafficking, you may want to stay away.
But overall, it was an interesting rendition that is perfect for fans of this collection. I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars. While I was absorbed into the concepts, I wasn’t a huge fan of the male character’s personality, but it’s definitely more of a personal preference for me.
Published: 17 March 2020
Genre: Adult Dark Romance, Fantasy Retelling
How I Read It: eARC from Enticing Journey
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Enticing Journey in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
“Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in
California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a
variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and
paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she
throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-
watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a
two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to
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Other Reviews in this Collection:
Venom by Dee Garcia (Neverland)
Cold Queen by K. Webster (Frozen)
Sacrifice by Isabelle N. Blanco (Greek Mythology)
Insolent by Cynthia A. Rodriguez (Brave)
Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels (Alice in Wonderland)
Siren by Hazel Grace (The Little Mermaid)
Legend by M.R. Leahy (Tarzan)
Mirage by C.M. Radcliff (Aladdin)
Imprisoned by K.L. Donn (Sleeping Beauty)
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