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Heartless by Marissa Meyer (75)

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, 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.


  • Kindle: 1620 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (November 8, 2016)
  • ASIN: B00XHJM7R0


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Marissa Meyer lives near Seattle with her husband and their three cats. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf...) and will take any excuse to put on a costume. She may or may not be a cyborg.

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Read my review for Glitches
Read my review for Cinder
Read my review for The Queen's Army
Read my review for Scarlet
Read my review for The Little Android
Read my review for Cress
Read my review for Fairest
Read my review for Winter
Read my review for Stars Above


REVIEW:
I wanted more.
Sad, but true.
I'm left feeling like the end was the best part, and all the rest leading up to it kinda fell flat for me. Let me clarify though, this is still a good read. Just not what I thought it would be.
I wanted to read a story about the Queen of Hearts, and while it was, it was actually more of a love story for most of it. Not what I wanted at all. She may have been the Queen of Hearts, but she was far from lovable in the original. To have a retelling with her so sweet it made my teeth hurt.
Still, the love story drew me in and was well-written in typical Meyer fashion.
Was it the best Wonderland adaption I've read? No, but it was good. The world she drew fell between the olden days and a mystical, magical land that we know Wonderland to be. The characters were just like in the original Wonderland story, though maybe a bit more vividly.
All in all, I would read another if it came out. Just putting that out there...
Fans of Marissa Meyer best make sure not to go in expecting too much. Not every story can be a five star story, so remember that.

3.5/5



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Comments

  1. That's too bad, it would be difficult to swallow a sweet as pie Queen of Hearts when she is such a witch in the orginal story. I've loved the Lunar Chronicles (although I have yet to read Winter) so will probably give Heartless a try. However, I will go in cautiously now. Thanks for the honest review.

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  2. It's definitely on my list, interesting how sweet and lovey it was. She did such a nice job with those other fairytales in her other series, that I have been looking forward to this too!

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  3. Uh-oh. I just got this. Wonder how I will like it.

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