Heartless by Marissa Meyer
# of Pages: 452
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Ratings (out of 10):
Plot Development: 10
Ease of Reading: 10
Summary from Goodreads:
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. 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 a secret courtship.
Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
My Opinions (SPOILER FREE):
This book was absolutely incredible and I could not put it down. I enjoyed every aspect of it so much.
The characters were absolutely amazing. The character development of Cath blew me away. When I started the book she was so sweet and innocent and I was like, “No way does this girl become evil.” But she did, (which is not a spoiler since this is a book about how the Queen of Hearts becomes evil) and it was so believable and felt so realistic. I was afraid it was all gonna seem super cheesy, but it wasn’t at all. And all of the other characters, especially Jest, were done so well. I loved seeing all the connections with the characters that I knew from watching Alice in Wonderland. Marissa Meyer did a fantastic job connecting everything, but still putting her own twist on the story and characters.
The plot was equally as good as all other aspects of this book. I was just so invested in this story and could not put the book down even though I knew how it was going to end.
Marissa Meyer has phenomenal story telling skills. The fact that I could not put this book down and was so invested in the story, even though I knew how it ended just goes to show how fantastic of a writer she is. I don’t think I will ever get tired of Marissa’s books. They are all literally so good.
Overall, I just thoroughly enjoyed this book and definitely think it’s one of my favorites of this year.