Monday, November 24, 2008

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Wildwood Dancing has renewed my faith that great books are still written. I just need to find more of them. This book has everything. Love, mystery, action, and fantasy. The book is set in Transylvania and centers around a household of 5 sisters who discover a portal to the Other Kingdom which they visit each full moon. The story is told through Jenica's perspective and I fell in love with her character. The book is whimsical and magical and feels like your favorite fairy tale complete with a talking frog, vampires, dwarfs, and gargoyles. Thankfully the author doesn't get bogged down in description and the story really moves along. Jenica's life outside of the Other Kingdom is just as interesting as her time spent there and the two stories connect is a really fun way. I can't think of one bad thing to say about the book and I don't want to tell you too much about it and risk giving something away. For me it is a must read and it moves to the top of my best books list.

2 comments:

  1. jess, I'm so excited to read this now. I'm adding it to my list right away!

    Guess what, NC Allen has a new book out called "Legend of the Jewel". I just picked it up, I'll let you know if it's good.

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  2. Jess, I just finished Wildwood Dancing. I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a great retelling, and really got sucked into the story. Thanks for the suggestion.

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