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  • Entwined
  • Heather Dixon Wallwork
  • English
  • 24 June 2019
  • 9780062001030

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Entwined review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 u. I need to re read Wildwood Dancing to cleanse my brain of the mess that is Entwined This book has one really fabulous idea That idea is the description and significance of the Entwine a fictional court dance where the gentleman and lady begin at opposite ends of a sash The gentleman tries to entwine the lady while the lady spends the dance avoiding such capture It was clever and witty and I wished there was magic integrated with dance in this book but alas it was not to be hadI hate to seem mean spirited but that was everything that I found appealing about this book it s potential It is set in some pseudo historical society period ambiguous Horses were named after English writers Dickens and some others which I found cutesy And do not get me started on the magic Confusing and not very compellingNone of the characters stood out to me either which was a real shame They were all bland and lukewarm all except Keeper who went from a possibly intriguing enigma to a cartoonish villain All of the twelve princesses yes twelve and yes princesses had flower names in ALPHABETICAL ORDER which reminds me of that Ann M Martin book I read when I was 9 Ten Kids No Pets or something All of the younger princesses blended together in my mind with no difference in personality Worst of all was the pacing At nearly 500 pages the first two thirds was spent about these princesses not being able to dance because they were in mourning after their mother passes away in childbirth WHINE WHINE WHINE Not a single one of them was self aware not even the oldest I think the author tried too hard to focus on the fairytale portion and not the retelling and it s simply too hard to novelize a fairytale into nearly 500 pages without some sort of depth I skimmed the rest of it Yuck Pretty much the only thing this book has going for it is the cover which is very pretty The Economics of Business Enterprise An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm Third Edition re Warum macht die Nudel dumm? read Wildwood Dancing to cleanse my brain of the mess that is Entwined This book has one The Rapids of a Great River really fabulous idea That idea is the description and significance of the Entwine a fictional court dance where the gentleman and lady begin at opposite ends of a sash The gentleman tries to entwine the lady while the lady spends the dance avoiding such capture It was clever and witty and I wished there was magic integrated with dance in this book but alas it was not to be hadI hate to seem mean spirited but that was everything that I found appealing about this book it s potential It is set in some pseudo historical society period ambiguous Horses were named after English writers Dickens and some others which I found cutesy And do not get me started on the magic Confusing and not very compellingNone of the characters stood out to me either which was a Tracking Globalization real shame They were all bland and lukewarm all except Keeper who went from a possibly intriguing enigma to a cartoonish villain All of the twelve princesses yes twelve and yes princesses had flower names in ALPHABETICAL ORDER which Fundamentals of Deep Learning reminds me of that Ann M Martin book I The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit read when I was 9 Ten Kids No Pets or something All of the younger princesses blended together in my mind with no difference in personality Worst of all was the pacing At nearly 500 pages the first two thirds was spent about these princesses not being able to dance because they were in mourning after their mother passes away in childbirth WHINE WHINE WHINE Not a single one of them was self aware not even the oldest I think the author tried too hard to focus on the fairytale portion and not the The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 retelling and it s simply too hard to novelize a fairytale into nearly 500 pages without some sort of depth I skimmed the Nation as Mother rest of it Yuck Pretty much the only thing this book has going for it is the cover which is very pretty

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Entwined review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 lat. 35 stars I read this as an audiobook and recommend that medium if you aren t sure about reading this There were some areas where this book shined and others where it faltered First off this is great for fans of family dynamics This focuses a lot on sisterly bonds and fatherdaughter bonds especially This would also be good for fans of novels of manners andor lesser known Fairytale retellingsI did find that the writing was rather simple and the book was longer than it needed to be I find that Heather Dixon s YA leans towards the middle grade side of the spectrum so it and her characters tend to be a bit immature than I like Overall an enjoyable audiobook but not something I would have picked up in physical form anytime soon 13 Sculptures Children Should Know realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too lat. 35 stars I The Economics of Business Enterprise An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm Third Edition read this as an audiobook and Warum macht die Nudel dumm? recommend that medium if you aren t sure about The Rapids of a Great River reading this There were some areas where this book shined and others where it faltered First off this is great for fans of family dynamics This focuses a lot on sisterly bonds and fatherdaughter bonds especially This would also be good for fans of novels of manners andor lesser known Fairytale Tracking Globalization retellingsI did find that the writing was Fundamentals of Deep Learning rather simple and the book was longer than it needed to be I find that Heather Dixon s YA leans towards the middle grade side of the spectrum so it and her characters tend to be a bit immature than I like Overall an enjoyable audiobook but not something I would have picked up in physical form anytime soon

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Entwined review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Nderstands He's trapped too held for centuries within the walls of the palace So he extends an invitationEvery night Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted. Azalea and her eleven sisters are in mourning for their mother Their father the king is inexplicably cold toward them presumably because he s got too much manpain over losing his wife to bother with anyone else s feelings Bereft of their father and mother both the girls turn to dancing in an attempt to remember happier times except dancing is forbidden when you re in mourning so their dance teacher is sent away their endless supply of dance slippers dries up and all their clothes are dyed black Enter Keeper Keeper maintains a magical forest beneath the castle in which a grand pavilion stands ready to supply the princesses with music food and solitude Of course the Keeper turns out to be of the moustache twirling variety and it all goes south from thereThere are elements to this story that positively glitter with potential the beautiful underground pavilion with its lush descriptions and sinister host the stories of the dead king s maimed victims lord Teddie in all his awesome glory Unfortunately these things are all largely ignored in the main plot or else thrown around like ornamental confetti to dazzle the reader in between increasingly tedious developments Let s start with Azalea She s a listless main character and watching the story unfold through her eyes is a claustrophobic experience She s stuck in a castle she s stuck in mourning she s stuck in a patriarchy she s stuck in a co dependent family she s stuck in the role of default parent to her younger siblings I kept waiting for her to break free but she s so perfectly groomed for her role as princess that by the time we re halfway through the book it s pretty clear she would never dream of suggesting that she could be ueen without a husband or else choose her own husband or abdicate or do much of anything Even toward the climax of the book Azalea s father literally has to take her by the hand and thrust her weapon for her She s just that ridiculously passive All she and her sisters think about is dancing clothes and boys They have a private teacher who s supposed to give them lessons every day but they let him doze at the front of the classroom while they discuss dancing clothes and boys some Presumably the younger sisters don t even know how to read but who ll care as long as they can danceAs for the sisters they re mostly the same character a sort of blob of cutesy kids who never make much fuss except for Clover and Bramble Bramble I feel would have worked a little better as the protagonist of this story Or better yet Lord Teddie Lord Teddie investigating the mystery of the twelve dancing princesses is a book I d read and reread in a heartbeat He s the only sane presence in the whole book a sort of Bertie Wooster character whose reactions to all the melodrama is spot on and usually hilarious and his attraction to Bramble is believable though I didn t care for the notion that since Bramble was too immature to accept his proposal her father should accept for her whereas Clover s boyfriend is a pseudo hebephile creeper and Azalea s is so bland I kept forgetting his nameClover is a train wreck She s pretty She s sweet She likes corsets so comfy Everyone adores her Aaaaand she goes into rages during which for example she massacres a sentient tea set and drowns the feebly struggling remains When her love interest is sent a letter by a woman close to his age she goes into another fit tears the letter up and decides no one s going to marry him but herself She s 1314 at this point and the man in uestion is probably somewhere in his late twenties or early thirties At fifteen she s embroiled in a secret affair with this man who s trying to convince her to elope because that s any grown man s rational response to a young teenager throwing herself at him apparently I suppose we re expected to find this romantic She has no education she s seen nothing of the world experienced very little and she doesn t have any friends outside her own family so presumably her gentleman is drawn to her inner sweetness or whatever justification old men use when they want to marry pliant young girls And no I don t care if that s the way things were back then It s gross Azalea even briefly reflects on how Clover s basically fallen for the first guy to ever show her an ounce of kindness but then lets it go because this isn t the kind of book where girls do anything to resist the status uo Whoever gets the dreamiestrichest husband wins and the prize is probably dreary descriptions of dancing and swooning and weepingStylistically I felt like the writer was trying very hard to be Ysabeau Wilce which unfortunately only works for Ysabeau Wilce As a result the lovely uirky bits and the sometimes absolutely brilliant descriptions loved the liuid pearls in the underground forest soon gave way to Azalea spending an indecent amount of time crying out her lines Exclamation points abound There s crying weeping whinging gasping crying tantrums it s exhausting and degrading for everyone involved By the time the Big Confrontation finally happens the character s behaviour resembles nothing so much as the flailing of an old timey silent film star pounding her dainty fists ineffectually at the bad guy s chest until her dad and assorted boyfriends show up to save the womenfolk At this point I threw up a little in my mouth