Review: Midnight In Everwood by M. A. Kuznair

Title: Midnight in Everwood

Author: M. A. Kuznair

Pages: 384 Pages

Publisher: HQ

The Blurb

In the darkness of night, magic awaits…

Nottingham, 1906

Marietta Stelle longs to be a ballerina but, as Christmas draws nearer, her dancing days are numbered – she must marry and take up her place in society in the New Year. But, when a mysterious toymaker, Dr Drosselmeier, purchases a neighbouring townhouse, it heralds the arrival of magic and wonder in Marietta’s life.

After Drosselmeier constructs an elaborate theatrical set for her final ballet performance on Christmas Eve, Marietta discovers it carries a magic all of its own – a magic darker than anyone could imagine. As the clock chimes midnight, Marietta finds herself transported from her family’s ballroom to a frozen sugar palace, silent with secrets, in a forest of snow-topped fir trees. She must find a way to return home before she’s trapped in Everwood’s enchanting grip forever.

In the darkness of night, magic awaits and you will never forget what you find here…

The Review

For me, fantasy is a genre that I tentatively dip a toe in. I’m not confident with it and so my experience with books of this ilk is limited. However, I have to say that Midnight in Everwood my M. A. Kuznair is absolutely magical.

Marietta is a young woman on the cusp of adulthood. Expected to marry and give up her dreams of being a dancer, Marietta is desperately clinging on to her dream of dancing with a theatre company but when the insidious Dr Drosselmeier comes into her life Marietta must fight so much harder.

Transferred to a magical land, Marietta realises just how sheltered her life has been. She relies on her determination and tenacity to help her make it through.

Midnight in Everwood is like a snow globe in book form. The snowflake of a story left me feeling warm and glowy and it definitely made me more intrigued and confident to try more fantasy.

Midnight in Everwood by M. A. Kuznair is available now.

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