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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It’s very light and adorable, and I maaaaaay be a little obsessed with One Couple in Particular.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It was downright hilarious! She wakes the other girls and they all descend. Azalea was a great heroine to read about. The fixon are all named for flowers and their names are in alphabetical which makes it easy for a forgetful reader to know which sister is which and the author did a fantastic job making each character different in a book with such a huge cast of characters.

Also, they felt abandoned by their father, and so turned somewhere else for comfort. I just want entwoned hug this book to me.

The theme of grief is threaded throughout the novel, and the villain and his realm will send a chill down your spine, but Entwined is not relentlessly grim. Azalea and her sisters are heartbroken, and to make things worse, their stiff-necked father the King pushes them away in his own grief.


Before their mother dies she gives Azalea, the oldest daughter, a handkerchief embroider with silver letters. The dancer inside me danced and soared dixoj leapt with the princesses as they danced, as they lived and grew and loved. View all 18 comments.

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This book has one really fabulous idea. Months later, Azalea discovers a D’Eathe mark, a remnant of when the kingdom was ruled by the insane High King of D’Eathe, which can reveal secret rooms and passageways when rubbed with something silver, in the girls’ bedroom.

This book has delightful main characters and a perfect confection of a pseudo-Victorian setting. It was clever and witty and I wished there was more magic integrated with dance in this book, but alas, it was not bj be had. Why I Love This Book: But in the attempt to save her sisters, Azalea may have destroyed them all. He was dressed in all black.

The setup is as follows: The novel could also probably use some cutting, but I never found myself bored, so I guess that’s not the greatest crime. At the ball, Azalea meets a young Lord Bradford and quickly warms up heatuer him.

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And no, I don’t care if “that’s the way things were back then”. However, it didn’t keep my interest the whole way and I quickly began to get bored with it. This fantasy world is a lot like nineteenth-century Europe; it even appears to be Christian.


I could easily tell apart the 12 princesses throughout the story. Whimsical but slow fairy tale retelling, 2. I almost felt there was an bh or lesson to the whole villain and dancing theme. Goldenrod is the shyer of the two. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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So when I discovered le special twist in Entwinedand got past the summary and began to understand what this book is actually about, I was sold. What I also loved about the romances is that they take a backseat ehtwined the princesses’ relationship with the King, which made me laugh, cry, and get goosebumps, sometimes all at the same time.

This guy is so agreeable and vague, he makes Raoul de Chagny look like Eugenides of Eddis.