Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Series Status: Stand Alone
Page Count: 453
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Synopsis: 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 unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath 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.
Review: Honestly, I can’t remember a whole about this book so this review will be short. I read this in December and have gotten really behind on reviews, I know.
I have to say, I was so excited to read this, and it honestly took me a year to sit down and read it. I had it on my currently reading for a good six months before I gave up and tried a second time. I’m not sure what it was and I don’t know why, because I adored this book! It took me a year to sit down and read it but a day to read all of it.
The characters in this were quite wonderful. You get to witness the Mad Hatter before he was mad. I really liked that Catherine was a baker, as I bake all of the time. The way Meyer described her delicacies honestly made me hungry to go make some myself.
The love between Jest and Cath is so intense and passionate. There is so much tension all throughout this book between them, it kills me! They do make a wonderful couple, not like the buffoon of a king of hers.
I have to say, the ending was absolutely epic. This whole book puts a humane side to the Queen of Hearts, and I truly appreciated that. It gave understanding as to why the Red Queen is the way she is. That ending though, gave me goosebumps. I have goosebumps as I even write this.
Overall, this was a truly wonderful book that I loved.
I give this novel 4.5/5 stars and would highly recommend it to fans of high fantasy.
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