Come and mend your broken hearts here. In this retelling of the classic tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” the eldest princess must fight to save her. Readers who enjoy stories of royalty, romance, and magic will delight in Dixon’s first novel. Part confection, part acute observation, the story of. Remember Entwined, that amazing novel by Heather Dixon? (Really, you haven’t read it yet? You should probably fix that problem right now.).

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Yes, it’s a retelling, but I didn’t feel like there was anything amazingly new here.

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And as far as the main girl Azalea goes… meh? Minister Fairweller, I knew there was something good about him. Also, she is inordinately obsessed with Mr.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. And then the whole time, one big thing that either wasn’t explained or I missed entirely Her last act before her death was to secure a promise from Azalea, that the Princess Royale would keep her hewther sisters out of danger. Open Preview See a Problem? Not perfect, by any means. I probably couldn’t stand her in real life. Me and creepy don’t mix well.

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Goldenrod is the shyer of the two. This book felt much more like a middle-grade read because of the very chaste romances and little in the way of truly scary parts. Review copy obtained from Amazon Vine http: All the romance s in this book are superb! His midnight hair had been pulled back into a ponytail, and his eyes-even across the distance-blazed pure black. Five year old Ivy was a greedy etnwined who loved to eat: It all started to feel like “dance, rinse, repeat.

As a writer, I am inspired by Heather DIxon’s imagination and grace in the telling of what I know will become a much beloved book.


The cloud of little sisters who follow them everywhere begging for song and dance call to mind the younger von Trapps in The Sound of Music. Jun 13, m a r y l i z rated it it was amazing Shelves: The greatest strength of Entwined is the characterization. The world was nicely historical, while still having some sense of being a fairy story. What exactly does he keep? The writing was also quite nice. At the ball, Azalea meets a young Lord Bradford and quickly warms up to him.

And, as it’s based off The Twelve Dancing Princessesthere’s lots of dancing! The King marches off to war with a nearby kingdom before his wife is cold in her grave.

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So many different dances touched on! Months later, Azalea discovers a D’Eathe mark, a remnant of when the kingdom was ruled by the entwimed High King of D’Eathe, which can reveal secret rooms and passageways when rubbed with something silver, in the girls’ bedroom. They decide to rebel against the Kingstrict and demanding and indifferent as he is. If you are a seller for this product, would you like dixxon suggest updates through seller support? Sadism, to a certain extent, is a turn on.

This story offers its own whimsical touches like a magical tea set with a spunky attitude, girls named alphabetically after different plants, and a focus on the intricacies of dance steps and curtsies. But not Azalea, nope. Definitely the best part of this book. In the morning Azalea realizes that their watch is missing and goes back to retrieve it.

I would even go so far as to say that this cover put me off reading this book sooner because of its generic-ness. Anyways, there is a nice touch of mystery to the story and how the bits and pieces come together is pretty fantastic.


She’s nine years old and looks identical to Goldenrod, having blue eyes and light brown hair that’s usually worn in a braid. Possibly because I’ve always had a major soft spot for romances with men like Fairweller?

From the author’s writing style that easily flows from the pages to the otherworldly setting that wraps itself around you, instantly the reader is transformed into another dimension where magic is real and young girls dance the night away. I really enjoyed it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. She is the author of the books “Entwined” and “Illusionarium”. She barely stops herself, and her overlay of kindness is hasty and thin.

This story has it all! There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, the imagery is beautiful, the writing flows; then what is the problem, why did I not enjoy it?

Because he doesn’t care about them! Of course, the Keeper turns out to be of the moustache-twirling variety, and it all goes south from there.

Dancing is both a coping mechanism and a discipline for these girls. Over the course of the book she falls in love with Lord Bradford, whom she meets at the royal Yuletide ball, and eventually proposes to.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I will probably go through Entwined and black out, with a marker, some phrases and whatnot that I feel take away from the overall innocence and beauty of this story. It was very time heathwr, at times it felt like I could have skipped ahead 30 pages and not really missed anything important. I skimmed the rest of it.

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