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1/30/13

Waiting on Wednesday TOWERING by ALEX FLINN @harperteen


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:






Book Description

May 14, 2013 Kendra Chronicles
New York Times #1 bestselling author Alex Flinn reimagined the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast in Beastly and gave a twist to the story of Sleeping Beauty in A Kiss in Time.

Now with her gothic and darkly romantic YA novel Towering, Alex Flinn retells the tale of Rapunzel.

When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle. But many years later, Rachel knows her palace is really a prison, and begins to plan her escape. She is encouraged by the speed that her golden hair has been growing. It’s gotten long enough to reach the ground. And she’s begun dreaming of a green-eyed man. Could he be out there in the world? Is he coming to save her? Or will she find a way to save herself?

4 comments:

  1. This retelling sounds great and the cover is absolutely gorgeous! "Rapunzel" is one of my favorite fairytales.

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  2. YA is not my cuppa, but this retelling does sound great, and I love "Rapunzel". Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful cover...excellent subject!

    Here's my WoW:
    www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-new-fiction.html

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  4. I love fairy tale retellings and I've never read one about Rapunzel. This one sounds cool!

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