Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, a meme that gives bloggers a chance to share books they can’t wait to read. Here is my choice this week:
Towering by Alex Flinn. Release date: May 14 2013 (HarperTeen). I quite enjoyed Beastly, another book by Flinn, and even though it wasn’t the best on the planet, I even liked the movie version. Flinn tackles another fairy tale, the story of Rapunzel, in her next book. Here’s the Goodreads description:
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 always wanted long hair when I was a kid, but I never really looked good when I had it, it just wasn’t me! But I remember going through a drawing phase when I was about eight or so and I would always draw beautiful girls with long, long hair riding horses. This version of Rapunzel looks so good, I can’t wait to read it. What book are you waiting on this week??