Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Release Date: March 29th 2011
Publisher: Greenwillow Book
Page Count: Hardcover, 480 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Historical

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. - Good Reads

A beautiful and captivating remake of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I loved this so much! I didn't even go to bed until four in the morning yesterday because I didn't want to put it down. I ended up having to put it down, because I realized I was being a little ridiculous, but the moment I woke up, I started again.

I loved the world created and the characters. Azalea and Clover especially. I especially enjoyed the love story of Clover. So surprising and sweet. And I really loved Teddy, he was a wonderful addition and brought bits of humour to the story, my favourite scene with him was  when they're all discussing the lack of birthday presents from the King and Teddy whines that the King didn't get him a present either. That made me giggle.

The book did have faults here and there, but I found I was able to overlook them because the story was interesting enough to keep me tied in and the ending was satisfying. I swooned, I cried and I laughed. All signs to me that this was a fantastic read.

I'd definitely recommend this book though, I really enjoyed it. This is definitely a book I'd like to buy and add to my collection.


  1. I thought this book was fantastic- I'm glad to see another blogger who enjoyed it!

    Do you read a lot of fairytale type books? They're some of my favourites!

    Oh, and I'm following you back now! :)

  2. Me too! Yay, somebody else loved it!

    Yes, I think that my favourite genre! I always love to get into a good magical fairytale! If you have any recommendations based on Entwined, I love to hear them!

    Thanks for the comment! <3

  3. It sounds interesting, I like remakes of classic books, especially well done versions. The cover is enchanting.