Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marilliar

* Picture from Amazon*

Format read: Paperback

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 6 out of 10

Plot: For years, Jena and her sisters travel each Full Moon through a portal in their castle to a magical land of fairies and other magical creatures.  When their father becomes ill, their domineering cousin takes over their lives determined to destroy the enchanted forest that he believes is responsible for his brother’s death.

Opinion: The Twelve Dancing Princesses was my favorite fairy tale growing up, so any retelling of this tale had high standards to live up to.  While I was initially drawn into the story, I thought that the plot slowed down in the middle and by the end, I was just ready for the story to be finished.  I had a hard time relating to the main character, who just seemed two dimensional at best.  Plus, I really thought the ending was a cop-out; it seemed like the author was in a hurry to give a happy ending to all of her characters and it just didn’t seem like a satisfying ending to me.

Next book: The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: