EntwinedBook - 2012
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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Azalea is the daughter of a king queen. She has eleven sisters, with alphabetical names: Bramble, Clover, Delphinium, Evening Primrose, Flora, Goldenrod, H, Ivy, Jessamine, Kale, and Lily. They each share the same passion: dancing. Their mother teaches all of them. But their mother is sick, and getting worse. On the night of Azalea's first ball, she births Lily and dies. The rules of mourning mean that the windows of the castle are covered, the sisters' dresses are dyed black, and there will be no dancing. But the castle still has magic left from when the tyrannical, magical king ruled. There is a magic passageway in the girls' room that leads to a beautiful pavilion where the sisters can dance freely. Keeper, the keeper of the pavilion, welcomes them. But he also keeps things they leave behind. Meanwhile, the king knows the girls are dancing because their slippers are worn. He offers a prize to the man who can figure out where the princesses are dancing at night. This plan was also intended to bring possible suitors to Azalea into the castle without breaking the rules of mourning. Keeper continues to get creepier and creepier...
THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK AND I WILL NOT GIVE AWAY THE END!! BUT PLEASE PLEASE READ IT! AND DO NOT PEEK AT THE END!
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