Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read.
My pick is Towering by Alex Flinn!
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!
When I first heard about this book last fall, I was super excited! I mean, it's Alex Flinn. Her fairytale retellings are made of awesomeness! So far, the only books I've read by her are Beastly and A Kiss in Time, but I loved those two and can't wait for Towering to come out on May 14.
I absolutely love fairytale retellings, and it's very rare for me not to enjoy them. I'm sure this one will be amazing as well - besides, Rapunzel is a nice change from all the Cinderella retellings out there. Plus, the cover is breathtaking. Her hair! The dress! The scenery! So pretty.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
~ The Bookworm