Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Source: ARC for review
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.
Heather Dixon weaves a beautiful, magical tale in Entwined. Promises must be kept at all costs and love is more powerful than anything.
The twelve princesses would do anything for each other and the eldest, Azalea, will stop at nothing to keep them safe. Especially after she promises her ill mother, on silver, that she would.
The story begins with Azalea’s first ball. The ball ends tragically, leaving the princesses in mourning. They have to dress in black for a year, they can’t leave the palace for a year, and worse than anything, they can’t dance. For a year.
Dancing means everything to Azalea and her sisters. And a watchful eye knows that.
Azalea discovers a magical, silver forest, a place where no one will know if the girls are dancing or fast asleep. And every night, the girls slip into the forest – to dance.
All under the ever-watching eyes of the Keeper, who is more dangerous than he seems at first. Soon its too late for Azalea to back out, she’s entangled in his web, and her family’s lives, all twelve of them, lie in her hands.
Like Azalea, I too was entangled in this entrancing story before I knew it. I just couldn’t put it down. I loved Azalea and her sisters and the love they share for one another. As the oldest of four, I felt like I could relate to her in many ways, though I don’t know what I would have done with eleven siblings!! I envied her courage and strength to stand up to those who got in the way of her sisters’ happiness and freedom. Written in the third person point of view, Entwined reminded me of the classic fairytale – in an extended length.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, magical, and at the same time, a compelling story, Entwined is the perfect book for you.