Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Monday, 30 January 2017

Heartless | Marissa Meyer | Published February 9th, 2017 (UK)
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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“A heart, once stolen, can never be taken back.”

This is the first of Marissa Meyer’s books I have read and I'll be back for more!

Do you have a sweet tooth? This book is bound to make you hungry if you do! Catherine loves to bake and her dream is to open a bakery with her maid and friend, Mary Ann. She bakes the best tarts, pastries and other sweets in Hearts and you'll be craving them all by the end. Her parents, however, have different plans for their eligible daughter and want her to marry the king. The attitudes towards women in this society will infuriate you as Catherine is repeatedly told she is to marry and no other options are available to her.

The King of Hearts is quick to fall for her baking and decides he wants Catherine for his wife. They begin courting, much to her parent’s delight, but what they don't know is that Catherine has fallen for Jest; the King’s Joker who just oozes sexiness.

The king is a ridiculous bumbling fool who can't handle anything remotely negative or unpleasant. Jest is the complete opposite and the chemistry between he and Catherine is electric. You can't help but root for their forbidden love and hope that they can find a happy ending in a society that is so against them.

In this retelling of Alice and Wonderland, you'll find a lot of familiar characters and touches (including Cheshire who is a delight) but with a new spin on them. You don't need to be overly familiar with the original to appreciate the story Meyer has crafted. Full of imagination and a perfect balance of humour and action, Heartless will leave you heartbroken and with a craving for another piece.

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  1. Glad you enjoyed it! I really loved it. So sad but so gorgeously done.

    1. I'm glad you loved it too! And I agree, so well done! :)

  2. I'm glad you loved it! Heartless is my current read atm and I'm excited to fall in love with the characters :)

  3. This has just got me more pumped to read this!