Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (41): Towering by Alex Flinn

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 Towering by Alex Flinn
Release Date:  May 14th 2013 by HarperTeen
    Format: Hardcover

 Goodreads Summary:
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!

Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
1. Coverlove. Not gonna lie. It has struck me again. I am in love with this cover. It is so pretty. I know a lot of people don't like the covers with the fab flowy dresses in YA books. Well guess what? I am not one of them. I cannot get enough, haha. The fashionista in me can't help it - I love the dress, the setting in the woods with the snow falling. Gorgeous!

2. The synopsis. I love fairytale retellings. This one is of none other than Rapunzel which is not a popular pick for a retelling so I am excited to see how Alex Flinn reimagines this. I'm sure it will be amazing though, because I adored Beastly and Lindy's diary (retellings of Beauty and the beast) - they had depth and sophistication.

 What do you guys think? :)



  1. I love all the covers from this author. I've only read Beatly so far but I want to read more!
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  3. Fascinating! Hadn't seen this one yet. Thanks!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  4. Oh, a fairy tail re-telling. I watched the Beastly movie that was based on that book, and I think a friend of mine acutally owns the book for me to borrow. I might get around to it. AndI can see why you would be in love with that cover, sweety. I hope you're going to enjoy this once it's out. =)

  5. I love this cover! And it sounds interesting. Great pick! :D

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  6. I never heard of this, but now that I did, I cant wait for it either! I've only read Beastly by Flinn, but anything fairytale related just draws me in. NTW, have you tried Enchanted yet, or watched Once Upon a Time? Those are great for fairytale lovers :) Happy reading! :D

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    1. I have. I loveed Enchanted. Such a cute film. And I am addicted to Once Upon a time. That show is amazeballs, haha. :)

  7. Alex Flinn is awesome. An amazing Rapunzel retelling I hope (Tangled was my fave Disney princess movie ;)), I am so excited for this. Plus can you say cover love?! That is gorgeous.

  8. This sounds great. Thanks for introducing me to it.

  9. Another fairytale retelling I can't wait for <3 I'm so happy to see that there are some new retellings published this year!

    WoW at Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  10. This does sound incredible. I love fairy tale retellings, so this one is one that I'm definitely reading. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  11. Great pick! I enjoy Flinn's take on fairy tales. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oooo, this book! I haven't read anything by Alex Flinn, so I can't say much about this book, but I'm sure it will be a great book! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

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  13. That sounds great! I am going to have to add it to my TBR list. Man, WoW is deadly for it. Here is my WoW, if you are interested in checking it out. :)

  14. I love fairytale re-do's as well, great pick!

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  15. I'm not a fan of re-tellings but this does have an interesting feel to it. Great pick Jennifer :) Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love retellings and this one looks exceptionally good! Cannot wait!

  17. I read Beastly by Alex Flinn and I really liked it. I just picked up A Kiss in Time at the library this week. I can't wait to see if I like his other books too. I have heard mixed reviews.

    This new one sounds really good though! Plus, the cover is great.

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  18. I'm a big fan of fairy tale retellings as well. They are always so fun to read, and I always love how the characters are usually portrayed in a different manner. Great pick this week. :)

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    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  19. First, this cover is gorgeous. And this book looks like a very interesting read. This reminds me of Tangled, which I loved. So I am very curious about this book!

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd


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