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Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar


Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar
UK Publication: October 2021
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★★]

This ARC was provided by HQ (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

Perfect Winter Magic!

Synopsis from Netgalley: Using Netgalley synopsis as Good Reads basically gives you an abridged version of the whole book and I don’t know about you but I find that rather annoying.

In the darkness of night, magic awaits…

Nottingham, 1906

Marietta Stelle longs to be a ballerina but, as Christmas draws nearer, her dancing days are numbered – she must marry and take up her place in society in the New Year. But, when a mysterious toymaker, Dr Drosselmeier, purchases a neighbouring townhouse, it heralds the arrival of magic and wonder in Marietta’s life.

After Drosselmeier constructs an elaborate theatrical set for her final ballet performance on Christmas Eve, Marietta discovers it carries a magic all of its own – a magic darker than anyone could imagine. As the clock chimes midnight, Marietta finds herself transported from her family’s ballroom to a frozen sugar palace, silent with secrets, in a forest of snow-topped fir trees. She must find a way to return home before she’s trapped in Everwood’s enchanting grip forever.

My Thoughts: I love, love, loved this book my only regret is that I didn’t read it for the first time at Christmas, my recommendation to you is if you like the sound of this book wait until it is wintery where you are (for England that would be approx. December until April LOL)  get yourself cuddled up in your favourite PJs, grab a mug of hot chocolate and settle in for the ride.

Even knowing all I know now if a magical door opened and said this way to Everwood I would be like Hell Yeah, here I come. I mean honestly are you going to tell me you would resist a world made of sugar and ice, with magical food, endless hot chocolate, amazing balls and…MINIATURE REINDEER!! Yeah didn’t think so. See you at the palace.

I am not going to say any more as I truly believe the magic should be discovered by each reader individually.

Who would like this? This is a retelling of The Nutcracker so if that has you going Hell Yeah this is the book for you. Honestly I have never read or seen The Nutcracker so if anyone else is like me and just loves magical, whimsical fairy tales then this is for you as well.

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