Entwined (Paperback)

By Heather Dixon

Greenwillow Books, 9780062001047, 472pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

Summer 2011 Kids' Next List

“What does a zingarella, an esperaldo, a gorlitza and the Entwine all have in common? They are all dances that the 12 princesses have learned from their mother, the Queen. Unfortunately, the Queen has died and dancing has been forbidden during mourning by the King. Magic leads them to a silver forest where they can keep their mother's memory alive by dancing all night unseen, except for the mysterious and handsome Keeper. Based on the Grimm's fairy tale, Dixon has created a romantic fantasy laced with humor that will have teens tying on their dancing shoes.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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Description

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 family--and her heart--from an ancient dark magic within the palace walls. "Full of mystery, lush settings, and fully orbed characters, Dixon's debut is both suspenseful and rewarding."--ALA Booklist

Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her--beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing--it's taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late. "Readers who enjoy stories of royalty, romance, and magic will delight in Dixon's first novel."--Publishers Weekly

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Praise For Entwined

“Full of mystery, lush settings, and fully orbed characters, Dixon’s debut is both suspenseful and rewarding.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Readers who enjoy stories of royalty, romance, and magic will delight in Dixon’s first novel.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Dixon balances the suspense with generous helpings of humor and sparkling dialogue…[A] charming, romantic story, told with a light touch.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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