Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews

I would definitely recommend this modern fairy tale to anyone looking for a good read. It has much to offer both the newcomer to the genre and the more experienced fantasy reader.
-Helium

Synopsis

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 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.
 

About Juliet Marillier

See more books from this Author
JULIET MARILLIER is the author of several highly popular fantasy novels for adults, including the Sevenwaters Trilogy and the Bridei Chronicles. She is also the author of the teen novels Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret.
 
Published March 25, 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 434 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Wildwood Dancing
All: 4 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 20 2010

...the consuming gothic love of Tati and Sorrow, and Jena’s burdened but intoxicating relationship with her own slow-to-show true love, will sweep romance fans away.

Read Full Review of Wildwood Dancing | See more reviews from Kirkus

Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Kelly Atwood on Oct 08 2010

Wildwood Dancing is a story of magical gifts, true love, sacrifice and respect. Some people respect the Wildwood as its guests and neighbors and others try to destroy it as revenge for the past.

Read Full Review of Wildwood Dancing

Helium

Good
Reviewed by Joanna Hay on Jun 26 2009

I would definitely recommend this modern fairy tale to anyone looking for a good read. It has much to offer both the newcomer to the genre and the more experienced fantasy reader.

Read Full Review of Wildwood Dancing

Helium

Above average
Reviewed by Magda DH on Jun 22 2009

With its unusual setting and a mixture of magic, dramatic romance...is a pleasant, competently written fairy fantasy, perfectly suitable for its target audience and might be enjoyed, but will be probably quickly forgotten, by all fans of the genre.

Read Full Review of Wildwood Dancing

Reader Rating for Wildwood Dancing
88%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 146 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×