Wildwood Dancing

Wildwood Dancing High in the Transylvanian woods at the castle Piscul Draculi live five daughters and their doting father It s an idyllic life for Jena the second eldest who spends her time exploring the mysteriou

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  • Title: Wildwood Dancing
  • Author: Juliet Marillier
  • ISBN: 9780375933646
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father It s an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog But best by far is the castle s hidden portal, known only to the sisters Every Full Moon, they alone can pass throHigh in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father It s an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog But best by far is the castle s hidden portal, known only to the sisters Every Full Moon, they alone can pass through it into the enchanted world of the Other Kingdom There they dance through the night with the fey creatures of this magical realm But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill and must go to the southern parts to recover, for that is when cousin Cezar arrives Though he s there to help the girls survive the brutal winter, Jena suspects he has darker motives in store Meanwhile, Jena s sister has fallen in love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom an impossible union it s up to Jena to stop.When Cezar s grip of power begins to tighten, at stake is everything Jena loves her home, her family, and the Other Kingdom she has come to cherish To save her world, Jena will be tested in ways she can t imagine tests of trust, strength, and true love.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. This is a book to be read in the fall, preferably a crisp October day. Wrap yourself in a warm blanket, curl up in your favorite reading seat, lose yourself in this magical fantasy.I believe that hard work and perseverance supersedes natural talent, but sometimes, there is just no denying that some people were just born to be writers. I have read almost every single one of Ms. Marillier's books, and while the plot sometimes doesn't work for me in her adult novels, there is absolutely no denying [...]

    2. The problem with this book is that it's not real.Juliet Marillier is my arch-nemesis and main rival. We've been competing against each other for the coveted title of #1 most followed Australian for awhile now. The battle has been vicious. The competition fierce. [image error]Okay, maybe she's not as "aware" of this competition as I am so what if it appears that she's almost never even ON and by all accounts may actually have forgotten that she has a GoodReads? It still counts as a competition, [...]

    3. What an enchanting story. The kind that makes your eyes sparkle with wonder.Juliet Marillier is a fine new discovery of an author for me. Her writing is tremendously elegant, soft to the ear, and flowing like a gentle but unwavering wave. It will catch your attention but also manage into holding it. Juliet Marillier is talented, without doubt.Fairy tale retellings sweep me off my feet. I love princesses, knights, otherworldly creatures, prophecies, curses, witches, seeing true love bloom… and [...]

    4. DNF @ 80%Unbelievably disappointing. Utterly underwhelming. Filled with contrivances, plot holes, and rampant stupidity on the part of the MC. I spent the entirety of this book PISSED, mostly at the weakness of our supposedly headstrong, intelligent, and capable heroine, because while I was told that she was all of these things, I was never shown that she was any of these things. All I saw of her was a weak-willed doormat of an MC, so spineless that I'm surprised she was able to stand upright. A [...]

    5. I don't recall the last time I've read a fiction book based on classic fairy tales that was this excellent, and I've read many. The tone of this book does indeed feel a lot like the recent works of Patricia McKillip, but Marillier manages to make you care about the characters more (and this is coming from a huge McKillip fan). I don't cry easily at books, but I found myself moved to tears at several points.The book takes the fairy tale of the 12 Dancing Princesses and sets it in Romania, telling [...]

    6. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/04/29/After finishing Wildwood Dancing, I’ve decided to give it a solid 3.5 stars. Considering this is my first Juliet Marillier book that didn’t rate at least a 4, I probably should be feeling more disappointed, especially since, out of all her older titles, this was one I’d been looking forward to reading the most. But honestly, I am not. The reality is, while I’m pretty convinced that Marillier is incapable of writing a bad novel, [...]

    7. I read this fairy tale novel last year and gave it four stars, but the more I think about this book and compare it to others I've read in the genre lately, the more I'm impressed with it. So it's belatedly getting all five stars.This tale, set in Transylvania in about the 1500's, pulls in threads from various fairy tales and legends and weaves them together. There are five sisters, ages 5-17, living in a castle on a mountain. Every full moon, the sisters go through a magical portal to the "Other [...]

    8. 4.5 stars! Such a fun and magical read!The half star is knocked off for insta-loved the same character slowly wasting away due to her love. Luckily not the main character. Hate that trope. But other than that, a beautiful book!

    9. Not sure how to rate this. Somewhere around 3.5 stars rounded up to generous 4 I guess?I really do like Juliet Marillier's writing, even though it always takes me a while to get into any of her books. I like how descriptive and atmospheric her stories are. Wildwood Dancing offers an interesting blend of traditional fairy tales (The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Frog Prince) and Transylvanian vampire lore. The characters are likable - the heroines are strong and resourceful, the heroes valian [...]

    10. I can't say I really liked it, it's more of a 2,5 stars situation.I had some issues with the characters. To be honest, I can't say there was a single one that I actually liked.First off: Cezar, the main antagonist. He seems like a mere checklist of odious qualities, with no personality to back him up. An odious villain is a thing of beauty, but it needs a little something to give him substance instead of just "because of evilness". For example, Ken Follet's World Without End has an antagonist wi [...]

    11. 2.5 stars. I normally adore this author, but this particular book wasn't for me.It's like the Twelve Dancing Princesses meets The Frog Prince with some vampires thrown in, except far less exciting than that sounds. The villain is super basic and one dimensional and I really couldn't stand reading his cliche bullying for much longer. Plus, the MC was a bit pathetic and the story was rather tedious. BUT the idea of the portal to the faerie world was so prettyyyyy. And I love the original stories t [...]

    12. This was my second try at reading a book by this author and again I was only moderately impressed. She does write well but this particular book seemed repetitive and went on a bit too long. I did enjoy the characters especially the frog (which will sound strange if you haven't read the book yet) and the sisters although Tati was seriously disturbed. The story was very predictable (especially the frog). Three stars because I did read the book to the end so I must have enjoyed some of it.:)

    13. This is another pleasant book for young adult readers who are interested in fantasy(can you sense an impending "however"?)At times, HOWEVER, I resented the editor, because it seemed like the arguments between Cezar and Jena acted as filler pages that prevented the story from moving forward.I also disliked the fact that it was nearly impossible to become attached to any of the sisters (besides Jena, who is the main character)though such an attachment or personal investment (on the reader's part) [...]

    14. Could have been a magical story – it was just a frustrating one. Maybe because I am not so young any more. I probably would have enjoyed it at 13, but I just cannot buy into this tale 2 decades later.And what is it with authors trying to sell their heroines as oh-so-very-clever & sensible and then making them painfully dumb and ignorant at every turn because they have no other idea how to move the plot forward?? Seriously!There is a deep and wide pool of selfish, helpless, imbecile heroine [...]

    15. In Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier introduces us to five sisters: sixteen-year-old Tatiana, the team mom; fifteen-year-old Jenica, the practical one; thirteen-year-old Iulia, the budding socialite; twelve-year-old Paula, the intellectual; and five-year-old Stela, who’s cute. They live in a castle, deep in the forests of Transylvania, sometime during the Renaissance. They have little company except their father, two loyal servants, and occasional visits from their relatives. But every full m [...]

    16. This was an amazing book. She weaves together several classical stories: the Twelve Dancing Princesses, Transylvanian vampire lore, and others (I wouldn't want to give any twists away by saying which ones), and does so seamlessly and without a feeling that she's cramming it all in. The characters were great, and I truly enjoyed seeing what twists and turns the story took. There were villains both in the "ordinary" world, and in the fairy kingdom, but also champions and sympathizers, often from u [...]

    17. One of the best fairy tale mashups I've ever read, and I'm very choosy about retellings so I don't get to say this often. I appreciated most of all how Marillier managed to mix two major fairy tales, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Frog Prince, with elements from Eastern European folklore like Baba Yaga (here in the character of the powerful wood witch Draguta) and legends involving vampires native from the setting, 16th century Transylvania.The latter was the element that had me doubting [...]

    18. Hm, this one is tough to rate. Higher than three stars, but definitely not round-upable to four. So I guess 3.25 stars?As always Juliet Marillier's prose is lovely and atmospheric. A retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Frog Prince, the story is set in Transylvania and told from the perspective of Jena, the second eldest sister out of five, all of whom visit the fairy realm through a secret passageway in their bedroom.When their ill father leaves Jena and her sisters for the winter [...]

    19. I never thought I'd say this about a Juliet Marillier book, but WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?!!!I love Juliet Marillier. Love her with the burning passion of a thousand suns. She's one of my go-to authors, the rare few I can count on to not let me down. Except, apparently, when it came to writing Wildwood Dancing. There's a bunch of stuff I liked in this book, number one being Gogu. Best frog-prince ever. EVER. Also, Juliet Marillier is generally a master at evoking exactly the emotion she wa [...]

    20. I don't know why but I couldn't quite get into this book.There were good things and bad things about Wildwood Dancing. I'll list the bad first-Beginning seemed to drag on-There wasn't enough of the Dancing Glade. I mean, I understand that most of the story had to be set in the real world to make it work but there just didn't seem to be enough fantasy.-Jena never shut up about her responsibility. All she ever did was whine and whine and whine. I wanted to punch her by the end of the book.-Tati wa [...]

    21. This combines several fairy tale tropes with a beautifully realized Eastern European setting. The main character is Jena, a strong, sensible heroine who still long for romance and Otherness. She has to balance her own wishes and desires against what's good for her family and land. The oldest sister is a tad drippy for an adult reader, but I think I would have found her soggy wasting away intensely romantic when I was young. The main fairy tale is also recognizable early on for the adult reader, [...]

    22. “If a man has to say trust me, Gogu conveyed, it's a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you know without words.” I had heard from a few people that Marillier’s writing was a thing of beauty. Thus, my expectations for this book increased and, needless to say, I was not left disappointed. The world building was remarkable, the friendship’s created and the folklore, everything was beautiful and to be cherished. When one hears of Transylvania, one thinks of vampires b [...]

    23. Wildwood Dancing is one of the most beautiful and dazzling fantasy works I've ever read, with so much immaculate detail and passion in the writing itself that it seems nearly surreal. This book is completely amazing and certainly worth reading.

    24. Wildwood Dancing is a pleasant and entertaining read. It kept me up late at least once. The storyline is fairy tale-inspired: five sisters use a magic portal to pass into the Otherworld every full moon night. But while their father is ill, their domineering cousin Cezar begins to take over, and he plans to cut down the forest and slaughter its mystical denizens to avenge a dead brother. Throw in some vampires and an enchanted frog, and there's more than enough story for 400 pages. If it sounds a [...]

    25. This, my friends, is how you tell a story! I've been on a kick of fairytale-related books recently, and this is easily the best of them. I was completely hooked on this book and found it nearly impossible to put down. This is my first read of Juliet Marillier, but now I know that I definitely want to check out the other books that she's written. She is quite talented as a storyteller. I was completely transported to Piscul Dracului and the surrounding forest as I read. In a genre of books that i [...]

    26. I feel absolutely no shame in admitting that I initially read this book solely because of the beautiful cover by Kinuko Craft. I've loved her work for years, so when I say that the best thing about the book is the cover, that is by no means a slight against the writing. Actually, Marillier writes quite lovely prose, and I liked her general take on the fairy world.However The actual plot was muddled. I think this was mostly from trying to cram way, way too much stuff into a single book. It is, as [...]

    27. Apesar de ser um universo diferente dos livros que li da autora, adorei igualmente esse mundo maravilhoso de magia e fantasia!!

    28. E mais uma leitura mágica Quando comecei a leitura de Danças na Floresta, pensei que iria ser mais um livro de fantasia comum, igual a muitos outros, principalmente porque a acção se passa na Transilvânia. Mas com o continuar da leitura e com o passar dos capítulos percebi que seria um livro extremamente emocionante e vibrante. Mas agora vamos falar um pouco da história em siDanças na Floresta conta a história de cinco irmãs, Tatiana, Jenica, Iulia, Paula e Stela, que quando eram muito [...]

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