Entwined by Heather Dixon
Azalea flushed, remembering her manners. She curtsied and introduced them all, from herself - "Azalea Kathryn Wentworth, Princess Royale" - to Bramble, Clover, Delphinium, Evening Primrose, Flora, Goldenrod, Hollyhock, Ivy, Jessamine, Kale, and tiny Lily, now asleep on Clover's shoulder.
It's been two days since I've read Entwined by Heather Dixon and I still haven't come up with thoughts. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The descriptions of the dancing and the gowns!! OH I want to learn how to dance! and one day I am gonna make myself a gorgeous gown just because!
Entwined made it on Proud Book Nerd's Honorable Mentioned for top ten books of 2011. Her review is small to and makes a note of something that I was thinking but couldn't put my fingers on. The story of Entwined is very similar to the Grimm’s The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces (also known as The 12 Dancing Princesses) I have never read the Grimm's story so I don't know how similar they are. But now I am extremely curious and want to go and find it, to compare the two.
But beside that I really want to note that I loved the ending. How Azalea made peace with the king and how each sister found love, at least the oldest ones, even though it is a little scary that Azalea is only 17 and the rest are all younger than her. You can also really tell that the author Heather grew up with many siblings and that those siblings were her best friends growing up.
Happy Reading Monday!