Sunday, February 12, 2012

Goodreads Review: Wildwood Dancing

Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very clever book about a group of sisters who find a portal into another realm and at each full moon, enjoy a night of dancing and prancing with the people from this other realm. The book is quite charming until the lives of the girls get torn asunder as their father (and only parent) is whisked away to amend his health, their evil cousin, Cezar, begins to dig his claws into every aspect of their lives and only one of the sisters seems to be able to do anything about it. The action takes place in historical Transylvania, which is a wonderful place to read about, but the time period is challenging to any modern-day thinkers. It wasn't a romantic period, but romance does find a way to bloom despite the dire situations these young women face. It's a really fun book that includes lots of enticing tidbits about the Fae and fairy realms, gnomes and Night People (aka vampirish types) and the two worlds find a way to interact peaceably.

Fun read, recommended for ages 13 and up due to theme, content, dark subjects, and some scary situations. Rated PG-13.

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