By Alex Flinn
Audience: Older Teens
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.
Bravo, Alex Flinn! I really enjoyed Beastly, so I read A Kiss in Time, Bewitching and Cloaked. A Kiss in Time and Bewitching were only ok, and I was horribly disappointed in Cloaked, so I almost didn't read this one. I am so glad that I did, because Towering was fantastic! It didn't disappoint me at all.
Towering was darker and creepier than most of her other titles. Overall, it was more like Beastly than her others. It had a very sinister tone and I loved how she incorporated the Rapunzel tale into a modern story. Everything tied together at the end and was resolved, which was good, because this book was a mystery, too.
If you don't read any other Alex Flinn book, read this one.