This review is from Larissa W. Larissa is a full time stay-at-home mom to the craziest 3 year old you'll ever meet. She and her husband own their own photography business and try to allow as much time as possible to go out and shoot (pictures)! She often spends more time reading then paying attention to her family. Not really. Well, kind of. At church, she interprets for the deaf and one day, if she ever grows up, wouldn't mind making a career of it.
Summary: Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's 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. (Summary from book - Image from goodreads.com)
Larissa's Review: Azalea is the oldest of twelve princesses. She has just come out into society and there is no shortage of dancing in her life until tragedy strikes her family and the princesses are kept from their beloved past-time. But with bits of magic sprinkled throughout the castle, they soon find a way around the new rules. They dance into the wee hours of the morning in the silver forest while a mysterious "Keeper" looks on.
It felt like this book took forever to really get going. I didn't mind just reading about the day to day business but I did look forward to something actually happening. I really enjoyed the slightly eerie feel of this book and I found myself unable to put it down many times. If you like YA fantasy definitely pick this book up!
Her Rating: 4 Stars
For the sensitive reader: If talk of girls' ankles makes you uncomfortable, this book might not be for you. Otherwise, you have nothing to worry about!
To sum it all up: A slightly eerie tale where magic and reality collide.