The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice and asks you to turn to page 56 (or 56% in your e reader) of your book (any book) and share a sentence or two that doesn’t have spoilers.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and is about sharing the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading.
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her—beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing—it’s taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. 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 realise how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.
An hour before Azalea’s first ball began, she paced the ballroom floor, tracing her toes in a waltz. She had the opening dance with the King… who danced like a brick. But that was alright. She could do flourishes and turns that would mask the King’s stiff, flat steps.
“Please take it,” he said. “You can keep it in your pocket, hidden away for mourning, and you can still keep time.”
Azalea could tell it was an heirloom. The gold between the ornamental swirls had been worn down to black.
As mentioned in the past, I really am loving the magical atmosphere of this book and writing style! The characters seem real and well fleshed out even though we don’t see a lot of them as individuals which suits this story fine at the moment. I much look forward to seeing the magical aspects of this story unfold with more revelations of the Keeper and his intentions. There’s not too much I know about this story at the present time as I’ve typically only got through a quarter of the book because I’ve been distracted by other novels on my TBR that also need some serious reading too 😛 I’m just going to concentrate on this book for now and try to get it finished as soon as possible which hopefully won’t be long because everyone will know that my TBR is just Everest in itself lol 😉 Is this book good? Has anyone else ever read anything by this author?