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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 Goodreads and by all accounts may actually have forgotten that she has a GoodReads It still counts as a c 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 com 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 charactersand 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 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 charactersand this is coming from a huge McKillip fan I don t cry easily at books, but I found myself moved to tears a 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 ev 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 everything 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 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 whi I read this fairy tale novel last year and gave it four stars, but theI think about this book and compare it to others I ve read in the genre lately, theI 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 legend 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum 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 feelingdisappointed, 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 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum 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 feelingdisappointed, 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, I also wouldn t expect to fall in love with every single one of them, and even though I didn t think this was one of her best, I still thought it was a very good book and I enjoyed it a lot.Naturally, Wildwood Dancing is a reimagining of several fairy tales and other stories inspired by folklore It s a Marillier novel, after all In the tradition of The Twelve Dancing Princesses , the story follows a family of five sisters who put on their fine dancing gowns every ful 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 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 StopWhen 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 4.5 stars Such a fun and magical read The half star is knocked off for insta love.and 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 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 Prince This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I can t say I really liked it, it sof 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 I can t say I really liked it, it sof 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