Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Entwined by Heather Dixon (Review)

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've never read anything about the twelve dancing princesses and even though I have heard of them I didn't know much about them. Entwined was an okay story, maybe younger readers would enjoy it more than I did. I just felt that most of it was too ridiculous. How many toddlers and adolescents would willing subject themselves to dance when it caused them pain? I just couldn't see all twelve of them wanting to do it. Some, sure. All, no way!

It also seemed really funny how under a year after she is born, the youngest sister was walking and talking - seemed like the author forgot how old she was.

Even without knowing the story I figured everything out well beforehand and so the story was just tedious to finish.

I wouldn't recommend this one, but if you still want to give it a try I would suggest borrowing first, if at all possible.
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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; First edition (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062001035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062001030
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 8.7 inches
  • Available to purchase at Amazon | B&N 

1 comment:

  1. My daughter read this a couple of years ago, when she was 13, and loved it. Maybe you weren't really the intended audience for this one!