Thursday, June 30, 2011

Entwined - Review

Heather Dixon

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.

This was such a fun read. I didn't realize this until about half-way through, and am a little ashamed to admit. But apparently this a retelling of a childhood fairytale "The 12 Dancing Princesses". I have never heard that story growing up, but I am glad to have been introduced to it now.

This is definitely an enjoyable read for nostalgic adults, but would also be great for younger girls. It contains death, loss, grief, anger, rebellion, consequences, owning up to mistakes, repairing relationships, forgiveness, love, and a happy ending. It was charming, light-hearted with a dose of dark to represent the battle between right and wrong/good and evil. It portrays the strength of sisterly bonds and rewards of overcoming obstacles.

It was a great little dose of 'happy' to throw into the mix. I'm just going to go on record and say that I would LOVE to see a movie adaptation of this book. I'd be first in line at the midnight showing. :)

I am rating, "Entwined":

'Till Next Time!

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