Sunday, November 27, 2016

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

HeartlessHeartless by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This "look" at what happened before the Alice in Wonderland story was dark, funny, sad, and definitely magical. Catherine is the eligible daughter of royal parents who want her to marry the King of Hearts (who is foolish, bumbling, and useless) but Catherine and her best friend, who happens to be her maid, Mary Ann, want to go into business together - Catherine will bake luscious treats and Mary Ann will run the bakery and take care of the bills. But life is not so simple for Catherine and as her reality of becoming the king's wife becomes sickeningly true, Catherine wants to say a great big NO to the king. Enter the new court joker, Jest, and Catherine finds she has feelings for this funny, special, adventurous joker. How Meyer spins the story of Cath & Jest is marvelous; there are enough scary goings on (the Jabberwock killing people and animals), traveling between worlds, scheming and lying from all sides to keep this a page turner to the end.

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