Book Talk: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Hello, my darling readers!
As I mentioned before, I picked up a bunch of books by Marissa Meyer. I already reviewed Stars Above and Cinder. However, not it’s time for something not related to The Lunar Chronicles.
Let me introduce you to Heartless!

The Plot:

Catherine might soon be the happiest woman in all of Wonderland. Rumor has it, the King of Hearts wants to marry her.
What would fill most young women with excitement, only fills her with dread. She doesn’t want to be Queen, she doesn’t even want to be a lady. All Cathrine wants is to open her own bakery.
Well, life is what happens while you’re busy making plans…

The Rating:

I have a confession to make. I picked up Heartless without having the faintest idea what the book would be about. Honestly, I hadn’t even read the blurb.
The Lunar Chronicles were fascinating, so I figured I’d also enjoy this book by Marissa Meyer and added it to my stack.

You can imagine, I was a bit surprised that Heartless is set in Wonderland (as in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland). Once I had settled into the story, I just couldn’t stop reading. Marissa Meyer creating a capturing narrative that is unique despite being closely interspersed with something so famous.

The story is full of surprises: you’ll laugh, you’ll have your heart broken and you’ll meet some familiar characters. Meyer plays with dark and light themes expertly in Heartless.
At some point, it’ll dawn on you where the story will end. It took me a bit longer to figure it out than I’d like to admit but that might be due to the fact that I’ve never read the original Alice in Wonderland by Carroll (yet).
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story and kept wishing for a different outcome, despite knowing what would happen.

Heartless is a fresh and exciting take on Wonderland that you shouldn’t miss. How I’d love to see this book as a movie!

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