Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week, I am waiting on Towering by Alex Flinn (5/14/13):

Description on GoodReads:
At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on.
Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying.

Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her.

Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened to his best friend, Tyler. That’s why he’s been shipped off to the Adirondacks in the dead of winter to live with the oldest lady in town. Either that, or no one he knows ever wants to see him again.

Dani disappeared seventeen years ago without a trace, but she left behind a journal that’s never been read, not even by her overbearing mother…until now.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Alex Flinn knows her fairy tales, and Towering is her most mind-bending interpretation yet. Dark and mysterious, this reimagining of Rapunzel will have readers on the edge of their seats wondering where Alex will take them next!
I am a big fan of Alex Flinn. There is still one or two books I need to read by this author, but I will read them. Everything this author writes is genius! Seriously, I loved Beastly and Cloaked. Flinn retells things in such a modern, unique way. The characters are always so believable. And I absolutely love the story of Rapunzel. I am beyond excited to see what Flinn writes next. And I have no doubt that this fairy tale, which is already so dark and messed up to begin with (I mean the poor girl is imprisoned her whole life), will be yet another un-put-down-able retelling by Flinn. Also, can the cover be any prettier?
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. You know I love me some fairy tales! I cannot believe I have yet to read any Alex Flinn!

    1. Christina, I think you should read Cloaked, like right now. And Beastly. Flinn does an excellent job in telling thing from the guy's point of view too.

  2. A Rapunzel retelling!? That's so awesome! I've never read any of Alex Flinn's stuff before but it sounds like I'm going to have to try it out soon. Awesome pick.

    This is my Waiting on Wed at Bookmunchies (:

  3. This one looks awesome! I loved her book Cloaked and I'm hooked on FT for life so I can't wait either! Great pick!
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  4. one of my favorite fairy tales! I will have to add this to TBR and the cover is gorgeous!