Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA Fiction, Romance

ISBN: 9781427267948
Pub date: Feiwel & Friends (November 8, 2016)
Rating: 4

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.

Heartless comes out November 8th. You have a few days to decide if you want to read it.

Do you like having your heart broken? Are you a glutton for punishment? Do you love amazing strong brave magical sexy heroes that ruin your whole damn week? Are you a masochist? This book is for you.

But if you're emotional and you love happy endings and sweet love stories, stay far, far away, because I'm an emotional wreck right now.

This book is devastating.

first of all, listening to the audio, it was a bit silly. The accent switched between American and British, and it was weird. The story itself was bonkers (which is to be expected, this is Hearts we're talking about).

What killed me is there's no way for this story to turn out happy. I mean, we know the story of Alice in Wonderland... we know what happens to the queen of hearts. And I am 100% sure of it, so I quit right after the meadow scene. I'll let it work itself out happily in my head. Because I don't feel like  having to explain to my boss why I'm crying about a YA novel.

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS AFTER THIS POINT. well not really spoilers because this is what I want to happen.

So in my head, Jest took Cath to the Hatter, who made her a hat to make her brave and not afraid of her horrible parents. She marries the king, kills him and blames it on the jabberwock, kills the jabberwock, rules the kingdom of Hearts by herself, and partners with the white queen in Chess to save their kingdom. And she marries Jest and becomes the happiest girl in the world and has a dozen adorable hilarious magical children. Eventually her parents ask for her forgiveness for being wretched and she forgives them and bakes them cake. 

Even though I know that isn't what happens. It's not even close. Here, Marissa Meyer, just take my heart and stomp on it already. It would have been less painful.


So why did I give it 4 stars? Because even though it was silly (honestly I almost quit in the beginning) and the writing wasn't phenomenal, it made me care. It pulled me in, I felt my heart rate change, I experienced everything right along-side Cath. And that's why it hurt so darn bad!

Someone help me, I need another romance to read to get this story out of my head!

Get your copy at Amazon, Audible, or Goodreads.

Here's a sample clip!

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