ARC Review: The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon-Wallwork

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 The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

   Published : 23 / 10 / 2018
       by Smith Publicity 

   Genre : 
    Young Adult Fiction || Romance ||
     Fairy Tale Retelling

   Rating : Avocado Avocado Avocado Half-Avo Non-Avocado

Clara has the next few weeks, which she hopes will mould her future, all planned out. Practise day and night her Sonata which she has written in dedication to the man of her fancy, the piano Master Johann Kahler. From there, she will play at the Christmas Concert and entice Johann with her amazing piano skills. Come Christmas night, Clara receives an unmarked gift; a nutcracker and an odd book, which seems to transport her into the world of the Emperor and rats as big as bears. Clara soon finds herself one of the only people able to save this magical world, but would she give that up to go home?

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 

I thought that I was the one reading the fairy-book! Once I started reading “The Enchanted Sonata” I found myself in that world with Clara and Nik… The Nutcracker. I found myself near the end of the book far too soon and am so glad that Heather Dixon Wallwork plans on turning this into a trilogy! I was easily swept up in the story and how easily the plot merged together two different fairy-tales and it didn’t seem stilted at all. Also, I must admit that I felt an uncontrollable urge to rewatch Barbie and the Nutcracker, as well as pull out and fondly look at my old ticket stubs to the Russian Ballet of The Nutcracker.

I did, however, get the impression that the author wasn’t too fond on a lot of dialogue. A lot of the story was just story, and there were a few places where I feel that my understanding or my excitement over the book could have been enhanced by some conversation. It would have helped especially during dramatic and tense scenes to show the characters thought instead of there being a slight climax and then falling again. 

This book is a great read and a great choice or those who wish to just read a christmasy book, even just a fairy-tale retelling should definitely consider reading ‘The Enchanted Sonata’.

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Post published 09 // 10 // 2018

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