Genre: Fairy-tale Retelling
First Impression: So pretty, ohh shiny leaves!
Synopsis: Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea. . . .
200 words (or less) review: I love fairy-tales, old, new or retold. Entwined is the retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and follows the story of Azalea and her sisters in the aftermath of their mother’s death. As they are ‘in mourning’ they are forbidden to dance by their father, the King. Enter the Keeper who provides them with an escape to bleakness of their home – but nothing is ever that simple.
Written in the third person this book made a pleasant change from all the first narratives I’ve been reading. Entwined is relaxing and endearing without ever being boring and I enjoyed every single page. Apart from Azalea my favourite characters were Mr Bradford and Bramble.
Yes and I’m awarding my first Sunshine Star