Friday, July 18, 2014


15806868Goodreads Synopsis:    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!

My Thoughts:

-    I usually love Alex Flinn's stuff, but I was disappointed with this one. 

-    This is a modern retelling of Rapunzel, but I don't get why Rachel had to be stuck in the tower. Why didn't her "mama" and her just move someplace and stay away?

-    I didn't like the insta-love. I don't know why these two characters are attracted to each other.

-    I didn't really like the two main characters. They were really dramatic, too dramatic for the modern setting.

-    I liked how Rachel found everything so interesting and new. It was like looking through the eyes of a child, and I liked her innocence. 

-    The story was pretty predictable, and it didn't hold my interest very well. 


  1. I've loved Alex Flinn's twisted fairy tales but this one didn't really do it for me, either. :/ and I was expecting to love it!

  2. I thought Towering was great although not the best retelling I have read. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it.