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April 18, 2024

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Can’t Wait Wednesday Featuring The Kingdom Of Sweets By Erika Johansen

Can’t Wait Wednesday

This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up too! Find out more here. Today, I’m featuring The Kingdom of Sweets By Erka Johanson


The Kingdom Of Sweets by Erika Johansen

Bestselling author of the Queen of the Tearling series, Erika Johansen, journeys to a new kingdom in this brilliant stand-alone novel—a darkly magical take on The Nutcracker where two sisters, cursed from birth, are forever changed one memorable Christmas. . . .

Light and dark—this is the destiny placed upon Natasha and Clara, the birthright bestowed by their godfather, the mysterious sorcerer Drosselmeyer. Clara, the favorite, grows into beauty and ease, while Natasha is cursed to live in her sister’s shadow. But one fateful Christmas Eve, Natasha gets her chance at revenge. Drosselmeyer has brought the Nutcracker, an enchanted present that offers entry into a deceptively beautiful world: the Kingdom of Sweets.

In this land of snow and sugar, Natasha is presented with a power far greater than Drosselmeyer: the Sugar Plum Fairy, who is also full of gifts . . . and dreadful bargains. As Natasha uncovers the dark destiny laid before her birth, she must reckon with powers, both earthly and magical, and decide to which world she truly belongs.

Summary Review

Thank you to Dutton and Penguin Random House Audio for an advance copy of The Kingdom of Sweets by Erika Johansen, which releases on November 28

Category/Genre: Dark Fantasy

Release Date: November 28, 2023

Publisher: Dutton

 


What books are you looking forward to? How does The Kingdom Of Sweets By Erika Johansen sound to you?

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