genre: ya fantasy
Azalea is the eldest of twelve sisters - and a princess. Living in a run-down castle with pockets of magic still lingering, she loves two things: her family and dancing. When her mother dies and the dancing must stop, Azalea is hard pressed to find anything to be happy about. Then: she finds the door, the steps leading down to a magical ballroom, a handsome man who can make her dancing dreams come true. But at what price?
This was delightful. The banter between the sisters, the love between a girl and her parents, the romance, the dancing, the fairy tale re-telling (this is my favorite fairy tale!). A wonderful twist on an old story with magicked objects and multiple lovely moments. I can't say it was life changing but it begged to be completed and certainly rang true to the story I love. Huzzah!
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