Meredith's Reviews > The Night Dance : A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Night Dance  by Suzanne Weyn
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Mar 05, 09

bookshelves: fairy-tales, fantasy

It's a pretty sweet idea-combining King Arthur and the 12 dancing princesses. In fact, it's a fabulous idea. And the way the story actually goes is also pretty great. But I had a very "My Fair Lady" reaction about the writing. You know that song where Eliza sings to Freddy, "Words! Words! Words! I'm so sick of words! I get words all day through; First from him, now from you! Is that all you blighters can do? Don't talk of stars Burning above; If you're in love, Show me!" That's how I felt about this book. Show me something! Stop just telling me what happened! Show me now!
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Kate I liked how you described your reaction to it; I had some of the same feelings. There was a lot of describing, but not a lot of "action"


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