Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Mallilier

wildwood.jpgI adored this fairy tale fantasy. It’s based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, which was one of my favorite fairy tales as a child (read in those Andrew Lang “color” fairy books-Red Fairy Book, Yellow Fairy Book, etc.), but adds elements of Transylvanian lore, Night People aka vampires, and a bewitched frog. Instead of twelve sisters there are 5, and it’s told from the second eldest’s pov. Gorgeous cover, but the title is not very romantic to those of us from New Jersey! (Wildwood Dancing conjures up images of girls at Wildwood beach partying in the summer.)