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Enchanted

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  31,214 Ratings  ·  4,686 Reviews
Una principessa che ama danzare
Un castello stregato
Un amore impossibile
Un’incantevole favola moderna

Nel magico mondo di Eathesbury, Azalea è la maggiore di dodici sorelle e l’erede al trono. Quando la madre muore, le ragazze scoprono un passaggio segreto che porta, attraverso un bosco d’argento, a un salone dove possono dare sfogo alla loro grande passione, il ballo, contr
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 30th 2012 by Sperling & Kupfer (first published March 29th 2011)
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Anna Pravdica
I will begin this review the way all great reviews are begun. I will make a Mean Girls reference.

And that is to say, how do I even begin to explain Entwined?

I've grown accustomed to the constant shit storm that seems to blow my a way 90% of the time that I read a YA novel, so, suffice to say, I was more than surprised when reading Entwined.

The novel is based on the fairy tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, or, The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces, but with, as all YA novels promise in their u
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Erica (daydreamer)
Oh, what absolute glorious beauty and fun and rapture! I’m all in a flutters, I can’t stop smiling and swooning and laughing. I had absolutely no doubt that I would love this book, and I did, oh so very much. So much more than I imagined. Immensely, completely, utterly. It captivated me from the very beginning, and kept a tight hold throughout the entire story! I’m still caught up in it! This book is without a doubt one of my new absolute favorite books ever!! And rightly earned. Just so. The da ...more
Minli
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 more magic integrated with dance in this book, but alas, it was not to be had.

I h
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Shantelle
***Beware, this is a fangirly review, so there might be some slight spoilers about.***

Entwined was a fairytale from beginning to end. Enchanting, humorous, charming, and sweet. Beauty swirled through every page. And though there were pockets of intense darkness, this book, overall, was a swoon-worthy tale with heartfelt lessons and giggles and loveliness. I was grinning like a fool as I read the final pages - torn between the desire to laugh or sob. This book, my friends, THIS BOOK! My second ti
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JJ
Sep 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Lissa
I’m not really into retellings. I’m not. I’d rather an author tell me an original tale spun from their imagination. Sometimes I feel retellings are cheating.

However, I quite enjoyed Cinderby Marissa Meyer earlier this year, so I thought I’d give Entwined a shot. It has one of those generic white-girl in a pretty dress YA covers, which I must confess I do think are really gorgeous. However in this instance I'm not convinced this is the best cover for this book. I don't feel it really represents t
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Anne
Jul 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Entwined is a retelling of the German fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I'm gonna be honest here, it's never been one of my favorites. Shhhh!
However, this author manages to take a rather thin story about...well, twelve dancing princesses, and turn it into something really interesting! In fact, other than Bella at Midnight, this is probably my favorite retelling.

There's magic, romance, an evil villain, a cursed castle, daddy issues, sisterly love, a rug that likes to eat peopl
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Samantha
*3.5 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 father/daughter bonds especially. This would also be good for fans of novels of manners and/or lesser known Fairytale retellings.

I did find that the writing was rather simple, and the book was longer than it needed to be. I
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Cara
Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story had a recipe for success in my book. It's a fairytale retelling, has an enchanting cover, siblings, magic, and dark secrets. I mean I think it would have been impossible for me not to love this story.

I'll try to make the rundown quick of the premise. There are quite obviously twelve princesses who unfortunately lose their mother with the birth of the last baby girl, Lily. Before their mother dies she gives Azalea, the oldest daughter, a handkerchief embroider with silver letters. What
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Angela
Whimsical but slow fairy tale retelling, 2.5 stars

Heather Dixon’s fiction debut, ENTWINED, offers a retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Following the death of their mother, Azalea and her eleven sisters are left nearly abandoned as their father, the King, goes off to war. Though they’re in mourning, the girls long to dance just like their mother had taught them. When the girls discover a magic-filled passage to an otherworldly pavilion, they begin to spend eac
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Heather Dixon has been a story artist for Disney, a writer for HarperCollins, and currently works as an animation director in Salt Lake City. She is the author of the books "Entwined" and "Illusionarium". You can find more of her stories and comics at www.story-monster.com.
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'Ah, no,' said the King. 'It's only madness if you actually do it. If you want to break all the windows in the house and drown yourself in a bucket but don't actually do it, well, that's love.”
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