Friday, August 19, 2011
First off, I have to say that the cover to this book is so gorgeous! (yes, I DO judge a book by its cover!)
This book is a different take on the fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." I do not normally read fairy tale type books, but I was intrigued (maybe because of the beautiful cover?). Azalea and her 11 younger sisters have just lost their mother, the queen, and are supposed to be in mourning - which means NO dancing allowed. However, they discover a secret passage in their enchanted castle, and a mysterious man known as "Keeper" that provides a way to keep dancing in secret. However, the more time they spend in this secret place, many dark secrets about the family's and castle's pasts come to light. They discover that their father is in danger. Though, as a father he is distant, they don't want anything to happen to him, and their fight to keep him from danger brings them closer as a family.
This book had plenty of adventure, romance, and excitement. One thing I really loved was that there is absolutely no bad language, sexuality, or anything like that, and yet still a very good book.