Monday, 18 April 2016

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Review)

    Wonderfully written and emotionally engaging, Heartless is a telling of how the feared Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland came to be. Before she was a feared and powerful queen, Catherine was a simple girl whose dream was to open a bakery and fall in love. Catherine's life is turned upside down when the King of Hearts decided to pursue her hand in marriage, and her dreams become harder to achieve. Heart wrenching and elegantly written, Heartless brings back a whole slew of classic characters that readers would recognize (ex: Cheshire Cat and The Mad Hatter) along with new ones never before seen in the wonderland universe.
    There is a lot of foreshadowing in this novel, along with deep imagery that made for a deep read. I very much loved this book, even if it hurt to read at some moments. Classic to Marissa Meyer's usually writings, Marissa took a well known classic tale and somehow made it completely her own with a twist. The voice of the narration was clear and unique enough to keep the readers fully engaged in what they are reading. I loved Catherine as a character. Her flawed personality rounded her out as a character and made her seem that much more human. Along side Catherine was a whole cast of characters that seemed very wonderlandish while at the same time stayed human enough to be easily connected to by the readers. Although it is not a happy tale, I still recommend Heartless and give it the rating of FOUR AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

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