Date Released: March 29th 2011
Publisher: GreenWillow Books
Pages: 480 pages
Date Read: June 17th 2011
Wow, how do I begin? Maybe saying this is my new favorite and that I’m already re-reading it?
Entwined is a re-telling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, a popular story which I have vague memories about, does the Barbie version count? Anyways, I heard a lot of bad critics for this book, saying it was a long and boring story and lacking of romance. Let me start my review, I shall offer a new perspective:
The first half of the book focuses in introducing the princesses, the castle, the situations and all the conflicts that are going around the family. When I heard this from the book I thought it was going to be horrifically boring, but I think the writing was flawless and beautiful and I was delighted to take part in each of the character’s lives. Right in the middle of the book, and I do mean right in the middle is when the romance starts to lift of, also when things get complicated and Wow, what and ending! And, well, this is more of a rambling. This is the review:
Tragedy strikes the beautiful castle of the twelve princesses, taking away everything. No more sunlight inside the palace, no more colors, no more balls, even time is taken away, but worse of all, Dancing.
Princess Azalea – eldest of them all – finds this nearly impossible and starts dancing in secret, along with the other princesses they go in search for the perfect place to do so, and they come across a magic place, a silver forest and allows them in to dance every night, The Keeper of this place being their host. But some things are never meant to come out. . .
Entwined shows the meaning of family and the beauty of keeping it close to one and it shows the fragility of it, how important it is to keep it close. Filled with heart pounding romance and thrilling situations.
Between crinolines, dance slippers, stolen glances and dancing princesses, there’s no other option than to become Entwined with this book. Entwined, is the new, must read fairytale.
"He's around the twist,' said Azalea. 'Breaking all the windows? He's mad.'
'Ah, no,' said the King. 'It's only madness if you actually do it. If you want to break all the windows in the house and drown yourself in a bucket but don't actually do it, well, that's love."