Heartless – A Review

Since I already review my latest reads, I thought why not participate in Semi Colon’s Saturday Review of Books. This review will follow my usual policy and format if you’d like to check out more of my reviews click here.



Title: Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy
Series: No
Rating ⭐⭐⭐

539e727b4f376beb3e1393e55f13456fQuotes from Heartless

❤“It is a dangerous thing to unbelieve something only because it frightens you.” 

❤“Fascinating, isn’t it, how often heroic and foolish turn out to be one and the same.” 

❤“One to be a murderer. One to be a Martyr. One to be a Monarch. One to go Mad” 

❤“We will all greet fate, on the other side.”



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.


My Review

An overall fantastic read with a revisit to everyone’s favorite and the very magical wonderland. Meyer used her delicate and playful writing to recreate the magical experience for everyone and I think it suffices to say that we were all thrilled.

The cover of Heartless is exceptionally beautiful and so is the writing, the characters are all exceptionally odd and weird and reminding us of Lewis every now and then. There is a hint of romance and mystery mixed with a slight pinch of thrill and adventure. The first 100 or so pages were boring, I kept it aside and picked it up again then kept aside again and then finally finished it in a day when I got to the exciting part.

I loved Cheshire and wish had more of it in Heartless, Catherine; our heroine, is as delicately precious as our little Alice and we’re all going to pity our King as we did the Duke but apart from that I’m not letting out anything. Read it for yourself to find out how it is.


Marissa MeyerMarissa Meyer

Born in The United States

Twitter: marissa_meyer

2 thoughts on “Heartless – A Review

  1. I personally found this book a little bit underwhelming, I think a lot of the sense of purpose for me was removed because we know what happens to the Queen of Hearts. I did love the descriptive writing, especially the way the baked goods were described, though! Glad you enjoyed the novel.

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