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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Pervy old man suitors, view spoiler [death of mother. I absolutely loved it! Read reviews that mention fairy tale dancing princesses twelve dancing heather dixon fairy tales main character every night retelling of the twelve highly dixob mother dies azalea is the eldest lord teddie azalea and her sisters bramble and clover father the king tale the twelve azalea is the oldest secret passage felt like young adult.

And speaking of repetition, Dixon seems to like to repeat very unneccary statements How many god damned times did she have to tell us about Azalea digging her fingernails into her palm??? But Azalea does know is that she promised to take care of her sisters and she will do that at all cost. But yes, big caution to younger readers and sensitive people.

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.


Jun 13, m a r y l i z rated it it was amazing Shelves: Azalea and her sisters are heartbroken, and to make things worse, their stiff-necked father the King pushes them away in his own grief. 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 didn’t even get into the other adorable and strong characters in this book, but I assure they are there.

She doesn’t have a strong command of eloquently describing whatever scene she is trying to set up. That anger affects her judgment, and gets the sisters into trouble.

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As for the sisters, they’re mostly the same character–a sort of blob of cutesy kids who never make much fuss–except for Clover and Bramble. This was a lot better than I thought it would be. It’s very possible to craft a sweet, kind, “nice-guy” without haether him snore-worthy. The world and magic felt pretty generic. She’s stuck in a castle, she’s stuck in mourning, she’s stuck in a patriarchy, she’s stuck in a co-dependent family, she’s stuck in the role of entwnied to her younger siblings.

Unfortunately, these things are all largely ignored in the main plot, or else thrown around like ornamental confetti to dazzle the reader in between increasingly tedious developments. I like heathef around, and watching all manners of dancing, from folk dance to ballet.

But in the attempt to save her sisters, Azalea may have destroyed them all. Jul 21, Trina Between Chapters rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 22, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: She has auburn hair and green eyes, looking quite like her mother.


The main antagonist of the story is dark and deadly giving the plot a much need jolt of suspense. He was totally seductive.

I enjoy fairy tale duxon, as a rule, and this one was no different. This alone makes me like this book because it was so unexpected.

Entwined by Heather Dixon 7 31 May 30, To be honest, I felt they were all very shallow and one dimensional. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. At the bottom they find a forest of silver trees and a pavilion full of enchanted dancers.

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Twelve princesses are forbidden to dance because they are to spend the year in mourning for the loss of their recently deceased mother. It captivated me from the very beginning, and kept a tight hold throughout the entire story!

Djxon understand, even if the princesses don’t, why he is so stern and strong.

Before Mother died, Azalea promised she would take care of her sisters.

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