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.
This wasn’t as good as the Lunar Chronicles. But it was still pretty damn amazing. I love fairy-tale retellings and well Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books. And while I don’t particularly like the Queen of hearts, I was still curious to read Marissa Meyer’s take on it because she’s just so good with this stuff.
Till about 60% of the book, I had my doubts that this won’t be a good book. It had it’s elements, seeing the Queen of Hearts as Catherine Pinkerton who just wanted to open a bakery, but didn’t want to disappoint her parents (Her mother especially) who wanted her to be married to the king. So basically your everyday sexist society, yummy baked goods, a king courting her and wait for it…. A Joker!
Forbidden love.. YAY, no, not really. See these were the normal parts of the book, the stuff that I didn’t love. The Meh… it’s all fine. Now to the good parts,
The Cheshire cat, who keeps asking for Tuna Tarts. *internal laughter
Jabberwock because it made the story interesting when I felt like I should stop reading.
The Hatta who is my all-time favorite character in wonderland. He’s a little different in this book because he isn’t mad yet and yet I liked him, even when he was mean.
The prophecy and basically everything that happened afterwards. Hats off (or Heads off because Queen of hearts, remember?)
The story was a little too fluffy and adorable for the most part but when it started getting darker, well that’s when I started liking it better. In the end, it left me wanting more. Alas! This is a standalone.
Anyway you’d change your mind about that?