Entwined (ARC) by Heather Dixon
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pub. Date: March 29th, 2011
Age Level: 12+
Source: For review from publisher
Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.
Synopsis via Goodreads
Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And 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.
Azalea; pg. 90
The path did not end. It rose into a dainty arched bridge, leading to the center of a silver-lilac pond. The water cast dancing white reflections all about the bridge.
And, at the end of the bridge, silver vines curling over white latticework and reaching to the top of it's domed roof, stood a pavillion. Filled with dancers!
Ladies dressed in bright silks and chiffons billowing with each step. They spun and twirled, their colorful gentleman partners taking their hands and sweeping them into the dance.
Bramble; pg. 209
"And me," said Bramble, and even her pushed smile faded. "Well...me. I've got too little dowry and too much mouth. And no gentleman likes that. The King will be grateful to have anyone take me."
Okay so I thought the first passage was an excellent example of imagery while the second had a touch of humor and emotion. Entwined was a great read and you can find out more on what I thought of it by checking out my Review.
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