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The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork
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.
This is Heather Dixon Wallwork’s first indie novel, and since I loved Entwined and Illusionarium so damn much, as soon as I found out this was being released and available on Netgalley, I requested it. I just love her writing style so much I would read her shopping list, but I’m also really glad she’s doing another retelling because Entwined is probably my favourite novel of all time and I’m really excited to experience this.
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.
Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.
The only thing is: they didn’t do it.
On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous.
I really like Lauren Oliver’s writing style and this sounds so intriguing and exciting, especially since it sounds quite similar to a real life case where two teenage girls actually did try to murder their best friend i the woods as a sacrifice to Slenderman (if you don’t know what that is, don’t Google it, it’s scary).