Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Entwined by Heather Dixon Book Review

Entwined by Heather Dixon


   Title: Entwined

   Author: Heather Dixon

   Series: None\ Standalone

   Genre: Fantasy\ Fairytale re-telling

   Audience: ?

                                                               My Review
                                                            Rating: Four Stars
   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.
  From the moment I seen the cover, I wanted this book. I mean, look at it. It has a girl in a flowing, beautiful gown, and a castle in the background. Not to mention the leaves on the cover are shiny! It’s gorgeous!

  The characters I wasn’t too crazy about at first. I liked Azalea, but her sisters frustrated me. They were…. well, disagreeable. But towards the end, I loved them. They did have their annoying moments, but they were sweet.  

   And can we just talk about Lord Bradford for a moment. He was so cool! He totally reminded me of Mr. Bingly from Pride and Prejudice. (Which was awesome, because Mr. Bingly and Jane Bennett were my favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice.)  

   The plot. Now, I knew nothing about the plot for the fairytale The Twelve Dancing Princesses, but this was not what I was expecting. It was actually a bit better than what I was expecting. And at the end, I was totally squealing! I loved it’s ending. *grins*  

  There is a star taken off, for the reason it was creepy. I mean, it also didn’t help I read the creepiest part of the book at twelve thirty at night by flashlight when no one was awake…… on a full moon. (That may not sound creepy, but it was!)  I’m not necessarily used to magical fantasy either. So, when I meet Keeper I was totally creeped out by him. He was like a hologram person, except he was like real. But…. ARRRGGG! I don’t even know how to explain it.  He was weird though.

  I would recommend this book to a person who enjoys magical fantasy, or fairytale re-tellings. The ages I would recommend it for is probably fifteen and up.  
  Well, Tally ho!
  ~Hannah M. Rodes