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Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
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Jan 20, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: girlswhodothings, fairytales, vampires
Read in January, 2008

A good retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and, in my opinion, Pride and Prejudice. The first is obvious, but the second--okay, you have five sisters, the oldest is beautiful, the second is smart and witty, there's the scholar, the flirt, etc. And the situations are about the same too, granted Mr. Collins is a little more threatening, and there are vampires, but I think we can all agree that Pride and Prejudice would have been alarmingly improved by the addition of vampires.

Once again Marillier proves to us that she's done her homework, by providing a glossary of unfamiliar terms because we all know an environment feels more authentic when there are words we can't understand. Okay, enough sarcasm. It was a good book. I'm really sad that I finished it. It paralleled a lot of familiar stories and was just cozy and happy even when it was suspenseful. A really good winter book. Makes me want to go back to Marillier, I was really disappointed after Child of the Prophecy, but I loved Daughter of the Forest.

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Bekah Have you read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies yet?

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