Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars=Non-Stop Page Turner
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Heartless by Marissa Meyers gives a different look at the characters of Alice in Wonderland. The book mainly focused on Catherine, an exceptional baker wanting to open a bakery. Catherine’s parents especially her mother has chosen a different path for her daughter and one of royalty. Catherine, a young woman with a dream must put it aside to become the Queen of Heart and solidify her family’s standing in the city of Hearts. I found myself asking what Catherine will do since she has eyes for another man and most important doesn’t want to be married.
Heartless is about a young woman wanting to be independent while choosing her own destiny. This book is well written, which made me connect with the characters. The twist on Alice in Wonderland was marvelous as well as the different characters and their personalities. It gave me a better understanding as to why the Queen of Hearts has a harden heart and in the way she behaves. This beautifully designed book is the first reason I purchased it and the second reason is that I wanted to know more about the Queen of Hearts. I love this story and the author’s writing style. I will definitely be purchasing some more of her work. I recommend Heartless to those who love retellings.
Reviewed by Teresa Beasley