Book review: “Heartless” by Marissa Meyer

May 19, 2017

There are absolutely no words to describe how well, “Heartless” by Marissa Meyer was. She truly has a gift for retellings and that’s shown through this book’s plot.

I loved how the beginning started off light hearted with Catherine just worrying about her baking and such and then it progressed into deeper and darker things.  As the different characters got introduced it aided to the plot and how things would be going down a different road after that character is introduced. The relationship between the Joker and Catherine was really sweet and had the right touch of danger of being in a relationship.

The ending was so hurtful when I read it. I think that Marissa Meyer really did a wonderful job with telling the backstory of the Queen of Hearts and how she became who she was. Catherine showed growth on how she slowly changed from a whimsy carefree girl to one who knew the horrors that life would bring. It really showed that the coldest people were once as soft as water.

This line was particularly hitting when I was reading it because it shows how Catherine changed throughout the book in just a few lines.

She rounded on him, teeth flashing. “I am full to the brim with murder and revenge. I am overflowing and I do not think you wish for me to overflow onto you.”

“There was a time”–Cheshire yawned–“when you overflowed with whimsy and powdered sugar. I liked that Catherine better.”

“That Catherine was a fool.”

I remember reading that line and then going back to the beginning and seeing how she was making lemon tarts with flour stuck to her. Although, him saying that line just showed how much she’s grown from the beginning of the book to now.

This book gives chills while you’re reading it because you can recognize the familiar elements from Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts. If you guys do plan on reading this book then prepare for the tears and sweetness.

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    808realnameSep 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    OMG. I LOVE THIS BOOK REVIEW. I really thought of the book like that after I read it and I thought that I was the only one who read it.