Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday : Entwined

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.


Entwined
by Heather Dixon

release date: March 29th, 2011 by Greenwillow Books (Harper Collins)

description: Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea. . . . Lush, romantic, and compelling, this debut novel by Heather Dixon will thrill fans of Shannon Hale, Robin McKinley, and Edith Pattou.

My thoughts: Okay, I am the first to admit, that even though the story sounds intriguing and magical, and I don't intent to skip anything that claims to "thrill fans of Robin McKinley"---the number one reason I am in love with this book is that gorgeous cover! I mean, really...can I please have that castle and that dress? Pretty please?? And I can only hope that those swirly vines are going to be embossed and shimmery so that I want to run my hands over it a hundred times a day. :) Furthermore, this is a 2011 debut, so it will be at the top of my Debut Authors Challenge list next year!

12 comments:

  1. Yes, that cover is unbelievable! I would love that dress :) Also I love Shannon Hale and Robin McKinley so high hopes for this one. Sounds like it's based off of the fairytale of the twelve dancing princesses!

    Danya
    A Tapestry of Words

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  2. This sounds like a great read and the cover is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Stunning cover and the blurb is very appealing. I hope that you get your book soon and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

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  4. lol-you don't intend to skip anything for robin mckinley fans! that's awesome :)

    this book looks great!

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  5. Great pick!! I love the cover too and the synopsis sounds like it's a good one.

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  6. Ha, as soon as I came here I thought "Wow I don't even NEED to read the synopsis...look at that cover!!" Yeah, it's definitely one I'd pick up based purely on the cover. But I do think the book sounds good anyway.

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  7. I featured this one last week. Oh and that dress!

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  8. Great pick! And I agree- amazing cover!!

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  9. That is a beautiful, drool-worthy cover. Great pick!

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  10. I'm with you this cover is gorgeous and I would definately be more likely to pick up a book if it has an appealing cover.

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  11. You're right! The cover is amazing. I'll be adding this to my list for next year.

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  12. I love fairytale retellings, and I especially love that cover, so I'll be checking out this one too. Great pick!

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