Page Count: 453
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 hearts
[ Synopsis ]
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.
[ Thoughts and Review ]
I’m rarely ever seen reading a fantasy novel, but I will admit that this book was definitely worth my time. I really liked the romance aspect of Heartless, without it, I probably wouldn’t have considered reading it in the first place. With that said, I enjoyed reading about Jest and Cath’s affair as well as all the drama that came along with them. The two also shared some extremely heartwarming moments which I was a total sucker for.
However, there were a lot of high points in this books. Besides the drama filled love triangle, the minor characters also gave the story life. They all had something to offer and weren’t just there so that the book would have more than two characters, they were added to the plot for a reason.
The four hundred something pages didn’t seem to drag on for me and I believe Meyer’s descriptive writing was a major reason as to why I wasn’t bored.
Overall, I would recommend this to people who are like me and love contemporary novels but want to try something a little new. Although, whether you like fantasy or contemporary romances, you’ll probably end up liking this book anyways.