Thursday 8 March 2012

Book Chat: Discarded books # 8

where I talk about the books that have left
my shelf for whatever reason

Prod dets
Series: --
Pub:  2011, HarperTeen
Author: Heather Dixon
Cat: fiction
Format: hardback (mid); 472pp w/ 30 chapters
Age Range: YA                                                 

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.
      The Whys
I just couldn’t seem to find it in myself to read this book. Yeah, it’s the first, I gave it away to a friend’s kid because I just didn’t find it interesting enough, and this was with me reading at least the first 3 chapters and then skipping to the end.
Though saying this the dancing daughters wasn’t really all that interesting to me either. I’m a Princess Pan and the Jam, was more my favourite (though is it a fairy tale? I don’t know).
Anyway I got the book because I thought that I might like it. One of those hype things that I...well, I can’t actually say regret, because I did want it, and I did want to read it but every time I picked the thing up and tried...
I got nothing from it, though I know the person I gave it to loved the book and that made buying it in the first place a good thing.
It just wasn’t for me. Though I LOVE the cover. It’s beautiful, truly, thought the whole girl running in a ball gowns, is getting old, it really works for this tale, being that it’s that era there talking about.

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