Saturday, July 6, 2013

Review: Entwined, By Heather Dixon

Review: Entwined

Title: Entwined
Author: Heather Dixon
   Publisher: Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins
On-sale date: March 27th 2012
Genre: YA, Fantasy
  Pages: 472
Summary (From Epic Reads):

Come and mend your broken hearts here.

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.

Where do I even begin?! 

Let me start by saying: Thank you Heather Dixon, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your book made me feel that magic that has no name.

Now, on to the fangirling! 

The characters, good lord the characters! I don't think I have ever loved a cast of characters as much as I love the vibrant, heart wrenching, hilarious, brilliant characters in this incredible book. It takes talent to have 12 girls, sisters, in one book, and make them all as lovable and unique as the last. And to create three different love interests who are hardly there, but still make them important characters in the story who stand out, yet never upstage the girls. They were the most perfectly imperfect men I have ever read. And the King! You'll just have to read about him. I'll start crying if I talk about him.

I cannot begin to express how much I LOVE the dialogue. Every time I got up from the book and opened my mouth I was furiously upset that I didn't talk like the girls, especially Bramble. I mean, who wouldn't want to say things like: "Dry your tears young peep." and "The food looks corking!" or "Not there, Ivy, you great idiot" As Lord Teddie would say: "I say, now, I say, that is absolutely corking!"

The world is gorgeous, and by world I mean the palace and the secre-, I mean it's incredible, you should go read it.

I love the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" and I was worried at first that this wouldn't live up to my expectations. I put off reading it for a long time, and I am currently making a "Why, why did you wait so long?!" face print in the wall because of my silly, silly thoughts. I never learn my lesson. Every time there is a book I put off reading because I am worried it won't be that good, it BLOWS MY MIND.

List of procrastinated books that BLEW MY MIND:

In the Shadow of Blackbirds


The Madman's Daughter

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

The Boyfriend App

Clockwork Princess

And more to come, because, as I said before: I NEVER LEARN MY LESSON. And it schools me every time. (He he, punny.)

So, I recommend this book to anyone and everyone, and everyone and anyone, and the whole world, and any English reading Martians. 

Also, someone please box Keeper for me, would you?



 Plus this extra one, just because of Bramble. (It's colorful, like her language.)


  1. Bramble is my favorite too! Well--and Lord Teddy. They're a good match.

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  3. Thank you so much for commenting, I am so happy you liked my review! They are the BEST match, I was hurting my face with how much grinning I did when she launched herself at him! I also couldn't eat while reading this, I was choking on my food from laughing. This was the first book where I laughed out loud more than twice. :) Do you have any projects you are working on now?