Entwined

Entwined Heather Dixon
  • Title: Entwined
  • Author: Heather Dixon
  • ISBN: 9780062001030
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Entwined Heather Dixon Entwined 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 trapp
    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 iJust 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.
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      Published :2019-08-01T05:04:29+00:00

    About Heather Dixon


    1. Heather Dixon has been a story artist for Disney, a writer for HarperCollins, and currently works as an animation director in Salt Lake City She is the author of the books Entwined and Illusionarium You can find of her stories and comics at story monster.


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    1. I will begin this review the way all great reviews are begun I will make a Mean Girls reference.And that is to say, how do I even begin to explain Entwined I ve grown accustomed to the constant shit storm that seems to blow my a way 90% of the time that I read a YA novel, so, suffice to say, I was than surprised when reading Entwined.The novel is based on the fairy tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, or, The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces, but with, as all YA novels promise in their usuall [...]

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    2. Oh, what absolute glorious beauty and fun and rapture I m all in a flutters, I can t stop smiling and swooning and laughing I had absolutely no doubt that I would love this book, and I did, oh so very much So much than I imagined Immensely, completely, utterly It captivated me from the very beginning, and kept a tight hold throughout the entire story I m still caught up in it This book is without a doubt one of my new absolute favorite books ever And rightly earned Just so The dancer inside me [...]

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    3. I need to re read Wildwood Dancing to cleanse my brain of the mess that is Entwined This book has one really fabulous idea That idea is the description and significance of the Entwine, a fictional court dance where the gentleman and lady begin at opposite ends of a sash The gentleman tries to entwine the lady, while the lady spends the dance avoiding such capture It was clever and witty and I wished there was magic integrated with dance in this book, but alas, it was not to be had.I hate to see [...]

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    4. Beware, this is a fangirly review, so there might be some slight spoilers about Entwined was a fairytale from beginning to end Enchanting, humorous, charming, and sweet Beauty swirled through every page And though there were pockets of intense darkness, this book, overall, was a swoon worthy tale with heartfelt lessons and giggles and loveliness I was grinning like a fool as I read the final pages torn between the desire to laugh or sob This book, my friends, THIS BOOK My second time reading it, [...]

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    5. Azalea and her eleven sisters are in mourning for their mother Their father, the king, is inexplicably cold toward them, presumably because he s got too much manpain over losing his wife to bother with anyone else s feelings Bereft of their father and mother both, the girls turn to dancing in an attempt to remember happier times, except dancing is forbidden when you re in mourning so their dance teacher is sent away, their endless supply of dance slippers dries up, and all their clothes are dyed [...]

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    6. I m not really into retellings I m not I d rather an author tell me an original tale spun from their imagination Sometimes I feel retellings are cheating.However, I quite enjoyed Cinderby Marissa Meyer earlier this year, so I thought I d give Entwined a shot It has one of those generic white girl in a pretty dress YA covers, which I must confess I do think are really gorgeous However in this instance I m not convinced this is the best cover for this book I don t feel it really represents the boo [...]

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    7. 4.5 starsEntwined is a retelling of the German fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses I m gonna be honest here, it s never been one of my favorites Shhhh However, this author manages to take a rather thin story aboutwell, twelve dancing princesses, and turn it into something really interesting In fact, other than Bella at Midnight, this is probably my favorite retelling.There s magic, romance, an evil villain, a cursed castle, daddy issues, sisterly love, a rug that likes to eat people, and y [...]

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    8. 3.5 stars I read this as an audiobook, and recommend that medium if you aren t sure about reading this There were some areas where this book shined and others where it faltered First off, this is great for fans of family dynamics This focuses a lot on sisterly bonds and father daughter bonds especially This would also be good for fans of novels of manners and or lesser known Fairytale retellings.I did find that the writing was rather simple, and the book was longer than it needed to be I find th [...]

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    9. This story had a recipe for success in my book It s a fairytale retelling, has an enchanting cover, siblings, magic, and dark secrets I mean I think it would have been impossible for me not to love this story.I ll try to make the rundown quick of the premise There are quite obviously twelve princesses who unfortunately lose their mother with the birth of the last baby girl, Lily Before their mother dies she gives Azalea, the oldest daughter, a handkerchief embroider with silver letters What can [...]

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    10. Whimsical but slow fairy tale retelling, 2.5 starsHeather Dixon s fiction debut, ENTWINED, offers a retelling of the Grimm Brothers tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses Following the death of their mother, Azalea and her eleven sisters are left nearly abandoned as their father, the King, goes off to war Though they re in mourning, the girls long to dance just like their mother had taught them When the girls discover a magic filled passage to an otherworldly pavilion, they begin to spend each ni [...]

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    11. There is something extremely magical about Entwined From the author s writing style that easily flows from the pages to the otherworldly setting that wraps itself around you, instantly the reader is transformed into another dimension where magic is real and young girls dance the night away For all its beauty, this story does have a creepy edge to it The main antagonist of the story is dark and deadly giving the plot a much need jolt of suspense And while the story is slow and steady verses quick [...]

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    12. Entwined is a retelling of the fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses, in which the King s twelve daughters slip away to a mysterious underground realm every night and dance their slippers to ribbons Heather Dixon chooses to focus mainly on one sister as the heroine Azalea, the eldest.At the beginning of the book, the Queen dies giving birth to the twelfth princess Azalea and her sisters are heartbroken, and to make things worse, their stiff necked father the King pushes them away in his own g [...]

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    13. Before Mother died, Azalea promised she would take care of her sisters.A promise that means standing up to the King Demanding that he not forget them And when he does when he insists on going off war without even saying goodbye it means something else.Breaking the rules Taking the girls down through the silver forest to the magic pavilion where they can dance And forget they are wearing black and that their father doesn t love them and that they don t even have a decent portrait of Mother.But in [...]

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    14. I don t know what my problem is with writing this review, I have been finished with the book for about 3 days and I just keep putting it off I believe the cause to be I didn t like the book as much as I had hoped too The cover is absolutely gorgeous, the imagery is beautiful, the writing flows then what is the problem, why did I not enjoy it In part, the length It was very time consuming, at times it felt like I could have skipped ahead 30 pages and not really missed anything important Also, it [...]

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    15. You guys might ve figured this out already but I m a complete sucker for fairytales fairytale retellings Entwined is exactly that It s about 12 princesses who love to dance.The story starts off with the main character and eldest princess Azalea about to go to her first ball because she is finally of age A tragic event occurs though causing the whole palace to go into mourning During mourning the princesses are not allowed to go outside, wear colorful clothing, or dance The princesses are devasta [...]

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    16. Omg I loved this tale when I was younger I ve never seen a retelling of it ahhhhhh i want thissss

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    17. Review soon Er eventually Let s say that.

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    18. I had high hopes for ENTWINED, especially since retellings are totally my thing, and I adore most fairy tales especially The Twelve Dancing Princesses well, not the original version, where the eldest sister marries this old solider and it s all very creepy.Fortunately, Azalea, our main character and the eldest sister, doesn t end up marrying an elderly man Unfortunately, the book just wasn t for me.I did like the plot a pretty original twist on the classic However, it didn t keep my interest the [...]

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    19. Between the beautiful cover and the fact that I knew it was a retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales The Twelve Dancing Princess , I thought I was set But ah I made that mistake before with The Thirteenth Princess , didn t I Okay, to be fair, it s not as bas as The Thirteenth Princess but it is by no means as good as Jessica Day George s Princess of the Midnight Ball.The setup is as follows Twelve princesses are forbidden to dance because they are to spend the year in mourning for the loss [...]

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    20. lovely not my usual cup of tea, but beautiful all the same review to come but I must say, magic period piece dancing 12 sisters a very awesome fantasy.Update I m not really sure what to say about Entwined It was definitely like nothing I ve ever read before.I guess if I had to describe it I would call it of a historical fantasy I mean there s a castle and some princesses, and lets not forget about the crazy, evil king with actual magic It s essentially a re telling of The Twelve Dancing Sisters [...]

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    21. Entwined by Heather Dixon is a retelling of the fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses The story is told from the point of view of the oldest princess Azalea When Azalea s mother dies and her father the king leaves and goes off to war Azalea and her sisters are in morning and while in morning they are not allowed to dance The girls find a secret passageway and make their way to a dance floor where they can dance unseen The girls go every night to dance and eventually find out that everything i [...]

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    22. What I thought I saw on GR that my author friend, Shantelle Mary Hannu, loved this book, and it had such a pretty cover, that I decided to get it and try it for myself and it s a Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling, which I ve always loved the story So I got it from Thrift Books check it out for maybe 3.50 HARDBACK STILL LOOKING NEW Yeah.It took me a week or two to get around to reading it But we re moving into a fixer uper and went there to work, and, in procrastination, I finished Nightmare s [...]

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    23. I often end up with mixed feelings about novels based on fairy tales, and this retelling of one my old favorites, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, is no exception.I liked Azalea s interactions with her sisters, and I especially liked that she seemed to mature as the story went on Unfortunately the story was so packed with princesses and suitors that only the heroine got much attention One of the secondary relationships was adorable, but the main romance felt tacked on The princesses got caught up [...]

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    24. A creative re imaging of 12 dancing princesses , Dixon has so much of it right There s an epic world, full of intrigue There s family tension, and an enchanted castle full of secret passageways And for the first half, this works well Unfortunately, the silver polished narrative turns on readers as suddenly as the sugar teeth would it be too difficult to call then sugar tongs, like the rest of the world The princesses, who were decent to begin with become these cawing harpy characters, entirely t [...]

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    25. Read my original review at oliviakfisher 201 Entwined was okay It had its fun moments, but, like many books, it had its dull ones, as well For me, Azalea was a bit flawless, so I had a pretty hard time connecting with her, and the only character I could really relate to was the king The writing style was not my favourite, and the action scenes were kind of hard to follow.I WOULD recommend this to tween girls and a little bit younger , though Entwined had its dashes of romance hither and thither, [...]

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    26. This was a lot better than I thought it would be It took me a little bit to get into the story but once I did I loved the antics of the sisters The men that were trying to court them were funny and Mr Keeper was scary I found myself tearing up at times, laughing out loud and gasping I listened to the audiobook, which I think it made the story dramatic as the narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life I have already recommended this book to a friend.

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    27. Sigh Nothing wrong with the book I just couldn t bring myself to read this I ll try this later on Maybe.

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    28. This book is weird Not good weird, mostly I didn t realize until halfway through that it was written by the author of Illusionarium a fact which hit me upside the head the first time a rather horrific element was introduced, and I was like Gah That s sort of disgusting gross horrific like Illusionarium when it gets disgusting gross and lo and behold, there is a reason for that the disturbed mind of Heather Dixon So that is admittedly a matter of taste, but emphatically not a trait that I persona [...]

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    29. Wow I mean, wow The re telling s have been hitting it out of the park recently for me I did not know the tale of the 12 dancing princesses and honestly, I think this was a better read with me not knowing anything about the original tale I loved every second of this book, Azalea and her sisters are some of the greatest female characters that I have read in a very long time I found myself literally devouring this book I didn t even know when I started it that the story took place around Christmas [...]

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    30. The Twelve Dancing Princesses has always been my favorite fairy tale While the gorgeous cover is what initially made me see what Heather Dixon s debut novel, Entwined, was all about, the fact that it retold this tale made it a Day One Buy for me Lush and descriptive, Entwined brings the tale to life like never before I loved the way Dixon extracted the best parts of the story and tweaked other aspects, making the story fresh and vibrant It manages to remain true to the original tale while still [...]

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