In The Enchanted Sonata, 15-year-old Clara Stahlbaum has her future perfectly planned: marry the handsome pianist, Johann Kahler (ah!), and settle down to a life full of music. But all that changes 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 magic...and the future she thought she wanted.
Dixon Wallwork is a musician, animator and author. Working under Disney Interactive, she has illustrated for many popular franchises including Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar, and was the story lead for the Moana playset. She is the author of two novels published by Greenwillow Books – HarperCollins: Entwined and Illusionarium.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#FirstLine ~ Prelude: What makes magic...magic?
The Enchanted Sonata was brilliant. It was a beautiful and inventive way to retell the story of The Nutcracker. It was magical, musical and very mystical. I adored the characters, the setting and the story. It was such a delight from cover to cover. I think it was the perfect read to get you into the holiday spirit. I love when writers bring to life a story in a new way but still capturing the things we loved about the original, which was done flawlessly here. This book captures so much adventure, romance, and fun! It is a must read!