Adult Fantasy Book Review: Hiddensee By Gregory Maguire

Trigger warnings for suicide, rape and gay content.


Pages: 283

First line: Once there was a boy who lived in a cabin in the deep woods with no one for company but an old woman and an old man.

About the book:

In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early-nineteenth-century German Romanticism, beloved New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.


My thoughts:

Wow. Was this book based on sex of all kinds? *Thinks about it* Yes, it was pretty much the theme.  So those who love the original story of the nutcracker this book is not for you. I will wait to make sure you don’t read any farther. I am going to leave a happy meme down below before those who can and do not want to read the rest of the review.





So anyways back to the book review. This is a retelling which a walnut is compared to a woman vagina and the nut cracker stand  for a man’s penis. Through out the book there was a lot of sexual content and when I say a lot I mean 75%.  We only get the nutcracker story in the last three chapters.

I gave this book 3 stars out of 5 stars.


(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)






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