Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...

Heartless
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Hardcover, 464 pages, Feiwel and Friends
Genres: YA, Fairytale Retelling

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. 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 an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

My Thoughts

While I love that Meyer’s doing another fairytale retelling, I’m not too terribly thrilled about this story centering around the bad guy. Err… girl of Wonderland. Hopefully, Meyer will change my mind though. Oh, and before I forget to mention it, I’m going to meet Meyer in St. Louis during her October Fierce Reads tour! Woot! Woot!

What book are you waiting for this Wednesday?

6 comments:

  1. Oh! I'm excited to read this one as well! I still need to finish the Lunar Chronicles series, but I've really enjoyed Meyers writing! :) Great pick!

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    1. I still need to read the Stars Above book, but I read all the main ones, even Winter with its bazillion pages. ;)

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  2. Marissa is fun to meet in person. Have a great time.

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  3. That's so cool that you get to meet her! I'm excited to read this book - hopefully soon, it's been sitting on my shelf for months. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

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    1. I know right! I'm excited to see her, but I won't be able to get Heartless signed since it doesn't release until Nov. :(

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