If there is anyone who can twist a good fable, it is Alex Flinn. Having supped up such classics as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, readers know that something fantabulous will be in store when Flinn adapts Rapunzel in a whole new way. With a modern infringement, carrying the basics of the classic tale, Alex Flinn spins readers into a world of magic, mystery and mayhem; keeping us entranced through every page of the way in the upcoming Towering.
Here is a preview on the adventures of Rachel and Wyatt, the dynamic duo on Towering:
We drove in silence for another mile or so. At one point, I checked Josh’s speedometer. He was going ninety. No one noticed or cared. That seemed to describe a lot of things around here. Finally, he slowed at a mailbox with no name on it, just the number, 18. He turned and drove down a private drive that was maybe another quarter mile long. At the end of it was a house, two stories high with dark windows. Even with just the porch light, I could see that it was in disrepair, a shade of grey that was more neglect than paint. Josh took a key from the cup holder. “She said let yourself in.” I stumbled from the car. The frigid wind hit me worse than before, and inside my gloves, my fingers felt like stiff wires, making it almost impossible to pull my bag from te bed of Josh’s pickup. Finally I wrested it out. I started to wave good-bye to Josh. He rolled down the window. “Wyatt?” “Yeah? “ I stopped. The wind rolled under my hat and through my ears. I could only see his outline in the shadowy truck. “Good luck, man.”
So be on the lookout for this upcoming release from Alex Flinn to hit shelves. You may never think the same way on your fairytale characters after you read the revised editions that this author has in store for you.
Blurb From The Publisher:
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.