I read PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL by Jessica Day George several months ago. A while later, I read Heather Dixon’s variation, ENTWINED. It was my intention to discern for myself, which author did a better spin-off of the classic fairytale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Right from page one of Entwined, I realized picking a winner would not be easy. I gave up on the concept of comparing the two books half way through. Although they share the same premise, I still had the impression I was reading two different stories. The overlapping elements are minor enough that I honestly can’t recommend one over the other.
Then, while traveling to
to visit my family, I purchased THE NIGHT DANCE, by Suzanne Weyn, on a whim. This seemed the least like a 12 dancing princesses story and more like a King Arthur adventure spin-off. California
And since I’m on the topic, I absolutely adore THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. I think the illustrations in this children’s book are just gorgeous.
Just over a year ago, I had to move from
North Carolina to . My hardcover copy of this book is one of three books I packed in my valuable car space and took with me, rather than letting the movers handle. Florida