Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: Entwined

EntwinedEntwined
Heather Dixon
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.



The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.


Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.


But there is a cost.


The Keeper likes to keep things.


Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

I didn't enjoy Entwined as much as I though I would. It wasn't bad. It's just that I had too high of expectations and it didn't quite meet them. Netherless, it was a book full of magic, and of course, dancing.


Azalea is the oldest of twelve sisters. After the death of her mother, Azalea is left to take care of her younger sisters. Azalea is a very kind-hearted soul. She was harch at the beginning of the book with her father, but with her sisters and later in the book she was very caring. The only thing was that I never really connected with her. She was just never quite real.

This book is based on the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Dixon did a wonderful job turning this short story into a 400 page book. It never lost the essence of the story.

It was an interesting retelling, but I did find myself getting bored with it. There were some slow parts. But it picked up towards the end.

Overall, Entwined was an interesting book. Though, I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more a couple of years ago.

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