Author: Marissa Meyer
I’m finally ready to give my NON-Spoiler review of Marissa Meyer’s new book, Heartless. First, I just want to say how excited I was for this release I have been a fan of Meyers’ since a friend recommended that I check out her series called The Lunar Chronicles. I had no idea what it was really about going into it all I was told that it was YA Science-Fiction mixed with fairy-tale retellings. I had never heard something with those combinations before so I decided to check it out and I flew through the first three books in no time. Now I’m so happy that was able to enjoy another one of her works.
To give a little background, Heartless tells the story of Catherine or Cath and how she wishes nothing more than to spend her days in kitchen baking, but being the most desired girl in Wonderland comes with a price, especially when one catches the eye of the King himself. However, Catherine has no intention of following the course her parents or fate itself has planned out for her even when it and a strange, but familiar Jest keeps getting in her way. She begins to wonder if her wit and determination will be enough or will she indeed become the Queen of Hearts?
I was very excited to read Meyer’s new book, but I also wanted to save it for a good time where to read it so I could just sit down and read. So February just seemed like the perfect month for it. So, without giving spoilers, I really enjoyed this book. I thought I could relate to Catherine and that she was a very smart, witty character. The diverse cast of supportive characters were really good too. Especially because of the juxtaposition between and Catherine’s calm demeanor. I felt like the romance didn’t feel forced, but that I would have liked to have delved a little deeper into their relationship. Also, this book is one of the reason’s I love reading about villains or characters you don’t know whether you should consider villains or not. I’ll admit I wish we saw even just hints of the person she would eventually become, but I thought the way Meyer wrote her character and her reasoning for everything she does, whether Catherine is forced to do it or not very well.
I haven’t heard whether or not this is in fact going to be a new series or if this is just a stand-alone book. Honestly, I’m not sure which I would prefer because I thought that this book did a really good job or exploring the motivations of the characters involved, I thought Meyer did a great job of using tie-ins from Lewis Carrol’s works, but still making it her own, and I think that If these is indeed going to be a series it should just be a duology just because I’m not sure where Meyer could take this besides having the Queen of Hearts battle Alice in someway for control of Wonderland. However, if Meyer does intend to make this a series I can’t wait to read it and anything else she plans on writing.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Thank you all for reading my review on Heartless by Marissa Meyer. Please Like, Comment and Following me more content to come. Thank you and have a safe day or night wherever you are.