Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship. Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans. Goodreads-Heartless by: Marissa Meyer
I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sad right now. What the even heck, I totally thought that I would like this book. I thought I would flail around and start to scream when the ending happened. I thought that I’d love it as much as the Lunar Chronicles.
Unfortunately, none of this happened.
All I got was heartache when this book ended. (See the pun I made there)
One of the things I went into this book expecting, was that it would be like the casual Marissa Meyer book. Young. Female protagonist wanders through a world forced to do something she doesn’t want to do and end up defying all odds fighting against everything in her path. (With the occasional hint of mystery) Unfortunately, the book was lacking in the mystery and defying all odds department, which I consider a MUCH NEEDED ingredient to a good book. With the lack of mystery and a ton of pouting, it made reading this feel BORING and at times made me want to do homework instead of wasting my time reading something I clearly wasn’t enjoying.
The plot was SOOOOOO boring. Especially coming from something like The Lunar Chronicles, where the plot was so rich and different and plentiful. If the whole plot of Heartless could be summarized in a single sentence, I’d say this.
This story follows a whiny baby baker girl who’s too scared of her parents to admit that she DOESN’T want to become the Queen.
That’s it. No surprises, no nothing.
Plus, I was super confused about the whole world and how NOTHING was explained. Why could Cath’s dreams become reality? Why did this book spend half the time talking about baking? What did the King see in Cath to propose to her anyway? I SWEAR, If the only reason that King liked Cath was for her baking I’ll chop off his own head.
Near the end, we are starting to see Cath change from herself, to well… The personality flip at the end with Cath was TOO sudden. In one whole day Cath changes from an amazing sugar cookie to……
Overall I was SUUUPPPPEEERRR bored with this book and would recommend you skip over it, unless you’re a super fan of Wonderland.
Grade Rating: D-
SENTENCE: OFF WITH IT’S HEAD!