Oh how I wanted to adore Towering By Alex Flinn!! I mean I loved loved loved Beastly, (the book NOT the movie) and Bewitching!
This one was a 3 out of 5 for me.
I was super excited for this as I love Ms. Flinn’s work. The cover art is lovely and Rapunzel is one of my favorite stories.
I found that with this book if you can step back and accept the story on itself without much thought then it is a wonderful, suspense filled book.
Things I loved about this book.
The Mystery, I loved trying to make all the puzzle pieces fit, in fact I didn’t even get one until about 3/4ths the way through the book! It was fun discovering all the twists and turns with Wyatt.
The fact that I got to see the story from but Wyatt and Rachel’s point of view. They were both well rounded characters with thoughts, histories and quite compelling.
The connection to the Original version of the story I remember reading as a child.
The Wuthering Heights Connections! And random Star Trek inserts!
Things I did not like:
The unanswered questions.. I was left with so many unanswered questions at the end of the book it still annoys me.
The romance. I love when books have romance, but this was instant automatic I love yous, and just seemed a little to forced for me.
The Tangled Connection… I loved the movie Tangled. I thought it was great, but I don’t need to re-read about it. The magic healing hair things is just not great to me.