- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books (March 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062001035
Summary:Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her 11 sisters join The Keeper, who is trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.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.
Review: Sadly, another book I was excited to read and ended up not liking. I found right from the beginning I wasn't going to like it, but I gave it a chance, as I do with all books and I didn't quit in hopes that there would come a point where I started to like it. Didn't happen. I struggled through reading this, and it took me a week, which for me is a long time to be reading one book. I found myself being confused quote often and having to go back like..what????. The girls in the book called their father "King, Sir" basically anything but dad, it wasn't until the end that they started calling him papa, but during the course of the book I was confused if he was their real father or not. The girls in the book are princesses, their father is the King, yet they're always making references about being poor, and living in a shabby palace, I just don't understand how a king living in a large PALACE is poor? The girls often travel back and forth from their room to a secret passage, they'd be home one second and in the next "Keeper" who lives in the passage would be behind them, and it turned out they were in the passage. I never had any indication they were in the passage, or going into the passage until Keeper showed up and I was confused. That threw me off really often, and I did not like it. I would not recommend this book...but I really like the cover. =/ That's as far as the compliments for it go.