Book View: Entwined

Book View: EntwinedEntwined by Heather Dixon
Published by Greenwillow Books on March 29th 2011
Pages: 472

Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea. . . . Lush, romantic, and compelling, this debut novel by Heather Dixon will thrill fans of Shannon Hale, Robin McKinley, and Edith Pattou.

Short and Sweet:

Entwined is hands down the best Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling I have ever read. Dixon crafts a magical tale, filled with memorable characters and a twist that was beyond my expectations. Often times with the retelling of this tale, I get all the girls mixed up. Maybe one or two of them standout. And there were definitely a quite a few standouts with Entwined, but surprisingly after finishing the book, I could still name every girl and think of something unique about her. That is beyond a feat if you ask me, and bodes well for my opinion of the book.

Final Verdict: 

I have read plenty of retelling of Twelve Dancing Princesses, but it is safe to say Entwined has them all beat. I was beyond thrilled with this book, and will definitely be keeping out an eye for this author. 

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4 responses to “Book View: Entwined

  1. I adore this retelling too-it’s one of my favorite fairy tale retellings of all time I think especially because it could differentiate between the twelve girls while also adding in romance, family, and intrigue 🙂

  2. I want to read this book so bad! It has a beautiful cover and it sounds so interesting. I actually tried to listen to it on audiobook, but the reader’s accent was too heavy for me so I will read the book. Nice blog, new follower 🙂

  3. I have heard a lot of great things about this book on BookTube and other blog. I love the idea of retelling a somewhat unfamiliar fairy tale. The next time I see this one in the bookstore, I will definitely pick it up.

    Thanks for the review!

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