Entwined by Heather Dixon
Copy Courtesy of Greenwillow Books
Release: March 29, 2011
Azalea is a princess. She has many younger sisters (11 in fact) and all of them (including Azalea) love to dance, but the King (her father) has decreed that there will be no dancing during the year of mourning after their mother passes away. The girls find a secret place to dance, a place of magic and also a place of great danger.
This is a cute little book. It's premise seems to be about the sisters dancing, but it is actually a moral story about the importance of family. Besides the morality part of the story though, the rest of it was a pretty light read.
The sisters (the whole lot of them) get into a lot of trouble because of their curiosity in a way that is not unlike unruly puppies. It's actually quite adorable the way they tumble into mishaps and accidents, and it made me giggle. The Keeper (who is the guardian of the secret place they go to dance) is eerie, and I think his character's transformation in attitude towards the girls was very well written.
Generally speaking though, there isn't a whole lot of depth to the characters or the story which makes for a fun read but don't expect much emotional impact. This book reads much like a light fairy tale.
Star Rating: 3.0/5.0
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