First off, there seems to be some talk that this book is creepy. The used copy I purchased from Amazon is even an ex-library copy marked "DISCARD," so clearly people think that. I didn't think so, personally. I can see how the Keeper is a creepy character and was creepy to the girls in the context of the book, but I did not feel any tingles of fear or anything as I read this book.
I enjoy fairy tale retellings, as a rule, and this one was no different. The world was nicely historical, while still having some sense of being a fairy story. I don't know how Dixon did it, but the setting just somehow lent itself to that vibe.
The characters. Keeping in mind Dixon is working with TWELVE protagonists, she did a remarkable job of making that each unique. That being said, none of them stirred me particularly. Nothing was wrong, I just didn't identify with or feel passionately attached to any of them.
Three major romances, all of which brought a smile to my face and were well done.
I took off a star because even though this book has EVERYTHING I love (fairy tales, princesses, romance, ye olde times, etc.), I didn't find myself emotionally invested in it. I felt like I was going through the motions of feeling as I read this book. It just didn't speak to me, I didn't connect with it.
That being said, the book still deserves five stars, it was nicely done and I recommend it. The four stars were more for my own experience of it. I purchased Illusionarium by this author, so that goes to show that I do like her, I just didn't have an earth-shattering experience with Entwined.