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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She has dark hair, blue eyes, and wears spectacles. Like Clover, she has blue eyes and blonde hair.

As for the rest, some are mentioned more than others, but they’re all usually there, clustered behind Azalea, eyes bright and smiles mischievous sweet. Unfortunately, their mother dies giving birth to their youngest sister and the palace goes under a period of mourning, in which no dancing is allowed.

Since Azalea is the narrator of the story we get to know her the best, and feel the weight of bitterness and anger she has towards her father.

Azalea may not realize how tangled entwned is in his web until it is too late.

The dancer inside me danced and soared and leapt with the princesses as they danced, as they lived and grew and loved. I found myself tearing up at times, laughing out loud and gasping. She is fiercely protective of her family and naturally takes on responsibility.


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Azalea most resembles the queen. And as far as the main girl Azalea goes… meh? The first thing Jadis does upon meeting Edmund is almost deal him a killing blow with her wand. Though we can’t forget about mysterious men and magical hidden passages.

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I also feel that Dixon really managed to get inside the head of a dancer and convey how it feels to dance. I know that to wrap up everything in a stand-alone novel as good as this takes time, so I was happy to read on.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But the real turning point is when you realize that because of mourning which usually lasts for a year no dancing is allowed. By the time the Big Confrontation finally happens, the character’s behaviour resembles nothing so much as the flailing of an old-timey silent film star, pounding her dainty fists ineffectually at the bad guy’s chest until her bt and assorted boyfriends show up to save the womenfolk.

Because he doesn’t care about them!

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And the ending was loveliness in itself, with a few giggles and heart hiccups added in. Hardcoverpages. There were some areas where this book shined and others where it faltered. I really want to read this I was just so darn endeared by this whole book, it was almost upsetting.


You mainly see this with Azalea, Bramble, and Clover, but it is definitely conveyed that none of these girls heafher absolute wall flowers haha, pun! I was sure we would learn that the tale of the High King vs.

Clover is described as being blonde with blue eyes.

It was definitely like nothing I’ve ever read before. Some entwinde them you see so little of that they blend with one another Hollyhock, for one.

The unnamed mother of the twelve princesses, and dixob beloved wife of King Harold. He is a crazy, sadistic fuck, and Dixon keeps it that way. Want to Read saving…. Jul 21, Trina Between Chapters rated it liked it Shelves: 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 dixoon, I thought I was set. At eight, she’s described has having muddy green eyes, a freckly face, and bright red hair.

Now for the romance.

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