Thursday, May 16, 2013

Towering by Alex Flinn

Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama.
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 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

Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 293
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Amanda, age 17
To be honest, this book surprised me in the best way. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into since I had never read one of Alex Flinn’s books before, but I had heard a lot of great things and enjoyed the movie Beastly. Of course, just like many other books, this one surprised me by just being way better than I had expected. I have always liked fairytale twists so when I saw that this one was a twist on the classic story of Rapunzel, it grabbed my attention.

I think that Flinn did a great job with twisting the story into something of her own. The fact that it was part mystery, part fairytale made it all the more special. Following the mystery with Wyatt trying to piece together the old story of a runaway with a twist had me hooked from the first page.

In general, I like the style of the chapters switching off, and this book did a great job with that. I liked each point of view equally and Flinn did a great job of creating suspense by keeping the reader guessing as to how all three stories would entwine together in the end. If that’s something that you like too line then I’d definitely recommend reading this book. I literally loved every part of it and it just goes to show that I shouldn't put down a book before I read it, just because the summary didn't appeal to me, because I may end up loving it. And what an amazing surprise it was. Towering by Alex Flinn has been officially added to my must-recommend pile.

This book is on shelves now! 
Buy Hardcover | $17.99

Happy reading!
Amanda, age 17


  1. I think the best fairy tale twist is either Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce or Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer : )

  2. I really enjoyed reading Cinder and Scarlet( so awesome)!


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