“Heartless” by Marissa Meyer is a retelling from “Alice in Wonderland” Marissa Meyer is as author mostly known because of the (amazing) The Lunar Chronicles series. Because I was so in love with this series, I had high expectations fort his book.
We meet Catherine, a talented baker, who loves to open her own bakery in Wonderland en become the biggest baker in the world! However, she is the favorite of the unmarried king of Wonderland. Catherine’s mother wants her to marry the king, a career as a baker is nothing for a woman, let alone the future Queen of Wonderland.
During a ball of the king, where the people expect the king to ask for her hand, Catherine meets the mysterious and handsome Joker Jest. For the first time in her life, Catherine feels attracted to someone. And that someone is Jest.
She and Jest continue to meet secretly, though there is a risk they can get caught. If Catherine’s mother or the king would find out about them secretly meeting….
“Sometimes you heart is the only thing worth listening to.”
Like expected, Marissa Meyer gave her own spin on Wonderland. The characters in the book are unique and fun to read about.
However, the book is lacking some things. For the biggest part, the book can get really tedious, which was a big disappointment. If you compare the book to one of the books of the Lunar Chronciles… You can’t compare them, the Lunar Chronicles barely get boring…
The book also became boring easily. A lot of stuff was more a filling of the pages than actual content. Which was such a huge disappointment!
“The easiest way to steal something is for it to be given willingly.”
The last chapter was of the book was fun, but it was the only fun part after the halfway mark in the book.
Overall the book was a huge disappointment. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars, which is actual a high rating.
Publisher: Fewel and Friends;
Amount of pages: 452;
Version read: Hardcover;