Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon
by: Heather Dixon
Publication Date: Mar. 29, 2011
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genre: Fantasy/ Fairy-Tale Retelling
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
Page Count: 472 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars
I really really liked this book! I loved the magical/fantasy world Dixon created. The princesses were so much fun to read about and I absolutely loved Lord Teddie and Lord Bradley.
I liked Azalea as the protagonist. She didn't get on my nerves and I liked how she took care of her sisters. Bramble, the second eldest sister was sassy and stubborn, but I loved that about her. And Clover, the third eldest, is sweet and shy, but has a bit of a stutter, which is adorable. The book focuses on those three sisters a bit more than the others.
The Keeper is such a sinister character and I hated him from the beginning. The princesses should have realized that nothing ever comes without a price. But then, we wouldn't have a story.
I liked that the romance was kept subtle in this book. Normally, I'm a sucker for it, but the subtlety seemed to work in this case.
Lord Bradley was just adorable. I usually like the strong, self-assured male interests, but he reminded me of Temerson from Cayla Kluver's series: sweet, shy, a bit awkward. And I thought it was adorable how he stumbled over his words at times with Azalea.
Overall, if you are a fan of fantasy and magic, this is a really cute read.