Review: ENTWINED by Heather Dixon

Heather Dixon
472 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Source: ARC for review
Rating:  LOVED

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.

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March 13, 2011



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    March 10, 2011

    Nice review! I am so looking forward to reading this one.

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    Two Readers Reviews

    March 10, 2011

    I think the cover is beautiful! I have heard a few things about this over the past couple of days and now I really can't wait to read it. Great review!

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    March 10, 2011

    I'll be reading it soon! Good to know it's good!

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    March 10, 2011

    Your review has made me add this to my list. This book has such a beautiful cover, too. Thanks!

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    Lauren M

    March 10, 2011

    I recently read this one and I really fell in love with the magical setting. So pretty! <3
    Thanks for the review!

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    March 10, 2011

    I enjoyed this one too. Keeper was super creepy and I liked the world Azalea lived in. However, I felt the story dragged just a bit. Thanks for the review!

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    March 10, 2011

    For some reason this reminds me of the classic, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Hmm sounds really good! Thanks for the awesome review!

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    Jessi E. (The Elliott Review)

    March 11, 2011

    I loved this book so much … glad you enjoyed it, too!

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    Sab H.

    March 11, 2011

    Hi! You entered this for the Historical Fiction Challenge? I haven't read it, but I haven't heard it's historical.. Did you consider it historical?

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    Tribute Books Mama

    March 11, 2011

    beautiful cover, must read.

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    March 15, 2011

    This cover just reminds me of a wonderful fairy tale. It looks like a great book.

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    March 15, 2011

    def want to read this book now!
    LOVE the cover!
    new follower!

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    Angel Snyder

    May 10, 2011

    Great review! I've been wanting this book forever!
    I just started a review blog, and I'm still trying to learn how to cut down my reviews since I know they are super long and NOBODY wants to read a review over 500 words! Lol. :)So if you could follow my blog or have any advise for me, I would love to hear from you! Thank you! Keep up the great reviews!
    (I'm your newest follower) :) -Angel

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    February 11, 2012

    I love the cover, It's amazing. And the story sounds great. I want this book, have to buy this.
    Nice review, make me can't wait to read this book soon.

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    December 26, 2012

    I really liked this one. Being a former dancer this really appealed to me!!! The cover is so pretty and really suits the book :)

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    Alyssa Susanna

    January 25, 2013

    I really liked this book! I absolutely loved the gorgeous setting, the cast of girls and guys, and the subtle conflicts that sprung about! Definitely a keeper. Great review!