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Hardcover: 464 pages
Publication date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.
New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.
Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.
Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.
Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear
So I was watching Bob’s Burger yesterday and it was the episode where Tina gets two dates to the dance, and Jimmy Jr. and Josh have a dance off. And when Josh does his part, he does the Nutcracker, and and reminded of this book, lol. Anyway, I love the sound of this and I’m always a sucker for retellings!
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