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Young Adult Indie
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Entrancing Spin on The Nutcracker

Clara is the princess and has a duty to meet with suitors to find a husband. But when a curse falls upon her after touching a nutcracker, she has to retrieve a special nut to save herself. If she fails, she will become a nutcracker. Her father gives the task to the princes, but Clara doesn’t wanted her fate resting in their spoiled hands.

Griselda used to be Clara’s stepsister, but she’s banished when the king discovers she can transform into a mouse. Griselda wants revenge against Clara for betraying her, so she sets up the nutcracker curse. Then, she can become queen in memory of her mom.

As the days tick by, Clara is happy to have her best friend Phillip at her side to assist her on her quest but fears they won’t make it in time. They meet all types of magical creatures and must get through all of the realms to find the nut.


Final Verdict: Told in alternating POV between Clara and Griselda, THE NUTCRACKER CURSE is full of magic and is a breath of fresh air. I would recommend this to fans of The Nutcracker, fantasy, strong princesses, magic, and curses.

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