By Heather Dixon
Reading Level: Not difficult
Similar Authors: Eilis O’Neal, Janette Rallison, Saundra Mitchell
Come and mend your broken hearts here.
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. (Goodreads)
Entwined by Heather Dixon… meh.
When I first began to read it, really all I could think is, “This is like a bad adaptation of Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses,” (which, for the record, is a movie that my younger sister watched when she was 7).
At first, the characters all seemed prone to childish tendencies – sulking one minute, then giggling the next. It annoyed me to no end, actually, because I felt the characters were bringing down the quite entertaining plot. Granted, most of the characters were children, but they were bratty children, not to mention their father sulks for seemingly the entirety of the book.
Which, in itself, was very tedious.
However, what I did like is that there was a kind of dark twist in there, and I love dark twists. (This book was actually recommended to me through a friend, and in the beginning I was like, “Um – what is this?” because she usually recommends books I love, but when I came to the little twist, I understood why she recommended it).
I did like the ending as well – it was rather… quaint? I think would be the right word. Quite cute, actually.
The writing was pretty good, the best part of the book if I dare say so, and the plot in itself was quite interesting. In total, I’d give this book a three out of five.
I don’t think I was really in the right mood for this kind of book, but if you’re interested in this book, then I’d recommend that you read it when you don’t have anything acute you need to do, and you feel like reminiscing your Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses days.
Thank you, and good day/morning/night/evening/afternoon/or whenever you’re reading this post!