Happy Monday Everyone!
I can’t believe that this month already feels like it is going by too fast. Before we know it Christmas will be upon us. Today I am going to be reviewing a beautiful retelling of The Nutcracker. The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork, is a mix between the Nutcracker and the piped piper.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“Clara Stahlbaum has her future perfectly planned: to marry the handsome pianist, Johann Kahler (ah!) and settle down to a life full of music. But all that changes on Christmas Eve, when Clara receives a mysterious and magical nutcracker.
Whisked away to his world—an enchanted empire of beautiful palaces, fickle fairies, enormous rats, and a prince—Clara must face a magician who uses music as spells…and the future she thought she wanted.
The Enchanted Sonata, a retelling of The Nutcracker Ballet with a dash of The Pied Piper, will captivate readers of all ages.”
Clara thinks she knows what she wants in life, and has everything planned out. However on Christmas Eve a mysterious present takes her to a new land where she goes on a crazy adventure with a life size Nutcracker, and has to fight rats. She knows that she needs to help, but she knows that she can’t miss her big concert later that night, because that is when all her dreams come true. Will Clara be able to help the Nutcracker before her time runs out or will she have to make a bigger decision that will change her life forever?
The second I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down! I laughed, I cried, and I felt embarrassment for the characters. Heather tells the stories from Clara’s point of view and Nutcracker’s point of view. The way Heather has created this amazing story, it takes the tale of The Nutcracker and gives it a whole new light. I loved this book, so much that I finished it in four days. It got me in the mood for Christmas, and her writing will suck you in from the very first page.
Go on a wild adventure with Clara and her Nutcracker!