Every Tale Needs a Beginning | Heartless | A Review

Good Afternoon guys, it’s lovely here in Cambridgeshire – super sunny and super hot! Perfect for reading in the sun – just don’t forget your sunscreen!

Today I’m reviewing Heartless by well-known author, Marissa Meyer. Who was the Queen of Hearts before she was the Queen of Hearts?


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.

I’m not going to lie, I completely devoured this book (sorry, not sorry!) it’s a wonderful prologue for Lewis Carrolls, Alice in Wonderland.

Cath is a real feisty character, who just wants to follow her heart. We’re introduced to a young Hatter and various other creatures that will pop up in Alice in Wonderland. There’s magic, confusing and outrageous hats!

This is a really great prologue for Alice in Wonderland, that none of us knew we needed. Cath is basically all of us, a young girl falling in love, wanting to do what she wanted to do – which is baking! (Hence the Queen of Hearts making some tarts!)

The ending is rather sad but it does make sense, if you’ve read or seen any of the Alice in Wonderland stuff around.

The cover is also really pretty, so if you’re looking for a pretty book that is also a pretty good read, then please do add this to your TBR. I think this would be a wonderful read for young adults and for lovers of the classic, Alice in Wonderland.

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read this book and if not, please do add this to your TBR soon!


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