By Heather Dixon
Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her…beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing…it is taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.
But there is a cost.
The Keeper likes to keep things.
Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.
This book didn’t pull me in at first. It was slow going but horribly slow or I probably would have given up early on. There are a lot of references to dance and dance techniques terms that I found distracting and sometimes a little bit silly. I looked past that and focused on more of what the story was really about – a young princess, oldest of 12, loses her mother and tries to keep her family together.
It is a touching story and gets interesting with a lot of lively action about half way through. That kept me on until the end. It has a fun mix of castles, fairy tales, love, and magic. It is a fun, easy, clean read that I did enjoy.
I give this book 3 stars. Not a complete page turner but still fun and makes you want to know how it ends.