Friday, November 19, 2021

Towers and Tithes by Christina Bauer


Book Description:

Rapunzel Meets Jane Eyre in this fairy tale romance!

I’m a Tower Tithe with a Rapunzel problem. That’s not as weird as it sounds.

Ever wonder how Rapunzel survives without leaving her home? After all, someone must stock groceries, buy hair products and fix the plumbing. Witches don’t wield toilet brushes, so “Rapunzel care” becomes the job of Tower Tithes like me. Not that we choose this gig. We’re just unlucky elves who get magically chucked into servitude. Since our kind live for ages, being a Tower Tithe can drag on for thousands of years… and I’m seventeen. Yipes.

That said, it wouldn’t be too awful if I had a cool Rapunzel. No such luck.

I serve none other than Lady R, the social media sensation and sadist who lives in Manhattan’s famous Apex Towers. With the help of her manager—a witch named Jocasta—Lady R releases daily gossip videos while assigning me “torture chores.” Many tasks are designed to remind me how Lady R is the gorgeous variety of elf, while I’m beyond plain. I spend a lot of time scheming my escape. And dreaming about Dex, the hot prince who is Lady R's promised happily ever after.

My name is Grayson Eyre, and this is my story.

My Thoughts:

I just binge read all the books into this series up to this point and each one is awesome!  I love this author's writing anyway, but this series quickly became a new favorite.  I loved this fairy tale retelling (Rapunzel) because it is unlike anything I've ever read.  A Tower Tithe?  I hadn't even considered how a lot of the stuff they did happened in fairytales.  

I really liked Dex and Grayson.  The story was fast paced and kept me entertained start to finish.  I legit didn't want to put it down.  There were some twists and turns (because nothing can be easy and straightforward) and I liked not knowing exactly what was going to happen.  But holy cow that ending....really?  I'm completely ready for the next book and will be getting my hands on it as soon as humanly possible.  


Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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