Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon


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   Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her—beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing—it’s taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. 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 hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I did!
   Azalea (main character) was so charming. Although occasionally I do read a sappy romance, usually the pages and pages describing the character's feelings are exhausting. Azalea did not mope around worrying and fretting over her problems, but rather rolled-up her sleeves and did something about them. I wasn't expecting much from the other eleven sisters (I mean if you have eleven sisters and they all take a part, then there isn't any part left) but I was pleasantly surprised at the distinction of personality I found there, and in the younger sisters' love interests. Even though they weren't the main character, they were just as developed. I also loved observing how the King warmed from a stiff, well, king to demonstrating his love for his daughters. Mr. Bradford (Romantic Interest) was dashing and daring and all that he should be and perfect for Azalea and that's all I have to say.
Characters: 4.8 Stars
   Most of you are probably familiar with the story line of The 12 Dancing Princesses. While still keeping the basic theme of the fairytale, Entwined added so many twists and turns. Usually, I fairly capable of discerning the direction a plot will take, but the elaborate web that Keeper wove was even deeper than I suspected. Every single scene was exciting. The book ended with a bang and was tied up marvelously!
Plot: 4.9 Stars
   Entwined was richly written, breathtaking action and beautiful romance. Heather Dixon has a riveting style that, rather than detracting, glorifies the story. There were very strong highlights of humor, and I'll definitely be waiting for any future books.
Style: 5 Stars

Rating: 4.9 Stars
Source: Library
Genre: Fantasy
YA Fiction

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  1. This book has been on my TBR list for a while! I can't wait to get my own copy!

    Konstanz Silverbow

  2. I LOVE this book! It's lovely! Great review!
    Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  3. Gah, I've had this on my nook for several months now and haven't gotten around to reading it yet! Great review, moving up in my to-read pile. :)

  4. I absolutely love entwined, it is my favorite book of all time, I love the magic, the names, the love, and overall the details, I could think back to the book and can't remember if I had read it or had seen it in a movie. And I feel sorry for anyone that hasn't read it. I love it so much in fact, that I read it six times! You should definitely purchase the book, I would purchase even if it were one hundred dollars.
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