Come and mend your broken hearts here. In this retelling of the classic tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” the eldest princess must fight to save her. Readers who enjoy stories of royalty, romance, and magic will delight in Dixon’s first novel. Part confection, part acute observation, the story of. Remember Entwined, that amazing novel by Heather Dixon? (Really, you haven’t read it yet? You should probably fix that problem right now.).

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The King goes off to war right after the funeral, leading the girls to wonder if he even loves them. Views Read Edit View history. Flora’s identical twin, nine years old. Possibly because I’ve always had a major soft spot for romances with men ehtwined Fairweller? Jun 08, Anna Pravdica rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have already recommended this book to a friend. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Lord Teddie is one of the gentlemen who come to the castle to solve the riddle.

Her ten sisters, who are all too young to attend, sneak in and heatheer the event, a sisterly tradition. All of which prove to be stuck up, boring, or obnoxious. The Queen died while giving birth to her, living just long enough to name her.

One night, the Keeper tells the princesses a story about the High King drinking a goblet of blood and swearing an oath on it to not die until he’s killed the Captain General.

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No cursing or excessive romance.

Lord Bradford first meets the princesses at the Yuletide ball, where he and Azalea meet and fall in hether. Clumsy, rumpled, and a bit awkward. As Azalea is being thrown about she sees the soul of her dead mother, leading her to realize Keeper is the High King. I found each one of their relationships heartwarming and fully entertaining.

If you bu up Entwined wanting Illusionarium II, you will be massively disappointed. I always found the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses rather dark and depressing. The man tries to capture his partner in a series of quick steps while the female tries to evade being caught in the sash.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This book has one really fabulous idea. Twelve princesses are forbidden to dance because they are to spend the year in mourning for Between the beautiful cover and the fact that I knew it was a retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales The Twelve Dancing PrincessI thought I was set.

It’s the type of book that pulls you in with its rich characters, extensive back story, and beautiful setting. Then, the evil comes to the castle and there is this epic battle and all of these love pairings come about in a non-obvious way and it was so sweet and refreshing from the immediate I-have-to-have-you-now that comes in most YA romance novels. Now for the romance. Keeper reveals he’s been stealing from them, and refuses to give their things back until they find the magic object that’s keeping him confined within the walls of the castle.


I purchased Illusionarium by this author, so that goes to show that I do like her, I just didn’t have an earth-shattering experience with Entwined. Azalea kind of understatement lacks perspective in a lot of cases, the thing with the watch being perhaps the most extreme example.

The unnamed mother of the twelve princesses, and the beloved wife of King Harold. I don’t know how Dixon did it, but the setting just somehow lent itself to that vibe.

I will make a Mean Girls reference. Bradford, who is the love interest for the main character and should really have more than one personality trait in his case, being adorable. The characters are also a bit flat for my taste. And yes, I’m fangirling over these two, but I really do love them – every scene with them was a delight, as were the family members reactions to the relationship.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Write a customer review. There is something extremely magical about Entwined.

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As an added bonus, the author doesn’t bore you to death describing scenery! English Choose a language for shopping. At twelve, Delphinium thinks she’s all-knowing, but her “wise” comments often make her look shallow and foolish. Glory in it, swoon over it, laugh at it, smile, love, lose yourself in the magic and enchantment. It’s like this journey to love.