Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Hello, friends! So, it’s been nearly 2 weeks since I last posted, and, frankly, I feel SO guilty. I have been reading Heartless since, like Black Friday, and I finished it about five minutes ago. I  NEEDED to get this up, though, so here’s my review…

First of all, I need to tell you that if you’re a big fan of Lewis Carroll, specifically Alice in Wonderland and The Jabberwock, then this really is a book for you. This story takes place in an area called Hearts. There is a King of Hearts, and we also meet the Mad Hatter.

Now, I’ll just tell you now that this book takes place BEFORE  Alice in Wonderland, so you don’t need to spend the whole book wondering like I did.

The main character’s name is Catherine, or Cath, and she is the daughter of the Marquess of Rock Turtle Cove. She loves to bake, is quite good, and it’s her dream to open her own bakery with her maid, Mary Ann. 

On one night, she goes to the palace, where she finds out that the King of Hearts is attracted to her, and is considering marrying her. She learns that he’s invested in a court joker named Jest. Basically, a series of dramatic events caused her to meet him and his companion, Raven, outside of the palace, and over the course of the book, she slowly falls in love. 

Oh yeah, and there’s the Jabberwock. Can’t forget about that…

Just…keep in mind that the Jabberwock makes a couple of appearances. For those of you that might not know the story of the Jabberwocky, long story short, it’s a giant monster with wings. Yeah…that’s really it. 

So, Cath’s parents, the Marquess and the Marchioness, both want Cath to marry the King when he proposes, but Cath has too many choices to make: does she want to enter a loveless, false marriage with a man who kind of annoys her and waste her life with him, OR, does she want to pursue her dream of opening a bakery and marry the man she loves. Wealth, or happiness?

Upon purchasing this book, I actually read the summary, and I was extremely excited to start! I recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in things like this. If you’re not sure, just try it out! Get a free sample on your Kindle, go online and read the summary – ANYTHING! 

But if you like happy endings, this might not be the book for you…😉

Now, I tagged this as four out of five stars, but I think I’ll be lenient and give it 4.5. 

Please – share with me what you thought of this book! I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts.


Yellow Eccentricity ❤️

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