|Heartless - Amazon|
In Heartless, Cath is part of a noble family, but harbors dreams of being the best baker in all of Hearts. However, her mother's dreams include Cath putting aside her ridiculous notions of baking (how un-noble of her!) and instead marrying the King of Hearts! Not only is Cath not particularly interested in the king, but she finds herself falling for an unlikely love interest instead.
I really enjoyed this book. It didn't enthrall me in quite the same way The Lunar Chronicles did, but it was still a fun twist on a classic tale. As the reader, you will gain insight into how the Queen of Hearts becomes, well, heartless. You will also get a glimpse into the past of many of the beloved characters found in the Wonderland you are already familiar with. One of the things I most enjoyed about this twisted tale was the focus being on the Queen of Hearts instead of just retelling Alice's story. Marissa Meyer can always be counted on to find a new angle to engage her readers!
Overall, I would give Heartless 4/5 stars!