HeartlessHeartless by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 8, 2016
Pages: 453

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

It’s been a while since I have been here with a book review. It has been quite a month of scary movies, but let’s get back to some more fun content. Also hopefully by the time you are reading this we are onto some less cynical news and in need some lightheartedness as we wind down the last few months of the year.
While you were reading all the posts on scary movies and taking in the all the content to get you in a fall mood. I was on the other side trying to get my reading back into shape. Since it took a major hit this year with everything happening , but hopefully we are finally on the upswing and you are still getting hit with lots of great content.

As you read from the synopsis, we are here to talk about Heartless by Marissa Meyer. This Alice in Wonderland retelling regarding the Queen of Hearts sat on my shelf since it was published and talked about in 2016. I have started and stopped this book a number of times before this before finally finishing it this year. It’s not the book’s fault I promise you! The intrigue on the book was definitely interesting, but to say that I am a distracted reader is probably the worst thing for an author to know. I’m glad that I finally hunkered down and read this book to the last page. My love for Alice in Wonderland is strong, but not as strong as my love for Harry Potter. ( I’ll talk about my love for Harry Potter in another post or something)

I loved how you are immediately thrown into the world of Wonderland with the kingdom of Hearts where anything can happen. When you first meet Cath, she has used her dreams to grow a lemon tree in her room and her fanciful dreams of opening a bakery with her best friend MaryAnn are hopeful and boundless. I won’t spoil the ending of the book, although if you are familiar with Alice in Wonderland you can probably deduce the ending. I would encourage you to read this book because you will be intrigued at the mysterious twists and turns it takes.

I am also interested in reading more of Marissa Meyer’s work. Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought of it. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

See you again soon.

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