Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Participating bloggers highlight an upcoming release that they can’t wait to read. This week, I’m featuring…
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: November 8, 2016
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.
Having just finished the Lunar Chronicles (review of the rest of series to come), I cannot wait for Marissa Meyer’s newest book. I love that she’s still tackling retellings, and I absolutely love anything to do with Wonderland. I just really hope it’s as good as the Lunar Chronicles, and also hope it’s better than the other Wonderland retelling I just read (see review here). Considering Meyer’s track record with fairy tales, I’m confident it will be.
What’s your pick this week?? Are you going to read Heartless? Let me know below!