Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea. . . .
Entwined is based on the 12 dancing princess fable. I had some serious love for the cover's dress. Where do they sell that and do they ship UPS?
This story starts with Azalea, getting ready for a ball, and her mother is sick and pregnant. She has 10 other sisters, baby in the belly makes 12. The King, Azalea's father is a very aloof man. And it only gets worse when the mother passes. The King goes off to war and the girls are grieving. They needed their father but instead the find a magic entrance to a world of silver and magic.
The girls find an escape in dancing, except The Keeper, a seemingly nice guy in the beginning, is not what he seems. He's a great vilian because he subtle. He gets the girls to trust him through their enjoyment. He appears handsome and kind, and Azalea is the only who starts to notice the odd way he interacts with the girls.
There is a prince charming in the book, a debinoaire captain who doesn't mind the unruly nature of the princess.
The Keeper, wants the kingdom, and it will take the 12 dancing princesses, the captain, and the king to work together to get rid of him.
I love re-tellings, but this one had the problem of not enough action in it. Not that I want murder and pillaging. It took half the book before something major happened. I had to force myself to continue until the big events started happening.