A few years ago, I picked up Entwined, by Heather Dixon, because of the absolutely beautiful cover. When I read that it was based on the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale, I knew it was for me. When it comes to the retelling genre, there are two ways the books tend to go: the first being that the original fairy tale is recognizable, and the second that it’s not. Well, in Entwined, the original fairy tale is definitely recognizable.
My favourite part of this book was all the sisterly love. With twelve sisters, it was very important for this to be done right, and I think it was. Their relationships were well developed, and each sister had her place, or niche, in the group.
Of course, what drew me to this book in the first place was this absolutely gorgeous cover. I have to say, this is still one of my most favourite covers. Definitely top 5. I just look at this picture and want to fall into the book. And again. And again. I just want to hold the book and hug it, that’s what this cover does to me.
If you haven’t read Entwined yet (it came out a few years ago but wasn’t a huge title), and you love fairy tales, then pick up Entwined(associate link) up now, you won’t regret it.
J. E. Hunter is the author of the Black Depths Series. Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch, and Broken Tide, the first two books of the series can be found on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. The third book, Dark Shores, was released April 1, 2016. The fourth and last book of the Black Depths series, Twisted Currents, will be released in the fall of 2016, after Dead Water and Doomed Seas, two Novellas featuring Caesar.