Recently Connie and I attended a state wide library training in Provo for children's and youth librarians. The opening speaker was new Utah author Heather Dixon. Heather has ties in Brigham City, her sister Mary Dixon Wolford lives here. Mary is a member of my book group and it was her turn to choose our book for October, so she choose her sister's debut novel Entwined. Heather described her novel as a story about becoming less selfish and more concerned about others. She grew up in a household with 6 sisters and they all shared a room in their Roy home. So she can relate to the princesses in her book that all share one bedroom.
This is a great fantasy that transitions well from light moments to chilly moments of genuine peril that will keep the pages turning. There are romantic elements that are not overdone and left me with a big smile on my face, and sinister moments that made me stay up late so I could finish. The entire book has a cinematic quality to it that guarantees a great flow and makes this one a perfect recommend for young fantasy lovers. This is a fantastic choice for grades six and up, or any adult who wishes to remember what reading a great fairy tale feels like. Don't pass this one up. Recommended.
Michele, Children's Librarian