Okay, so I’m gonna be honest and tell you guys a secret. I haven’t read Alice in the Wonderland yet (And I promise I’m gonna read it soon). But I’ve watched the movie and really loved it. So when I heard about this book, I had to read it! This is the first Marissa Meyer’s book that I read and I’m in love with it. After finishing this book I had a bad book hangover for almost 2 weeks. It’s been a month but still I can’t get the book out of my mind.
So basically the book is about an ordinary girl and how she became The Queen of Hearts. I mean I was really excited to read it even though I knew the ending was not going to be happy one but still I wanted to know how it’s going to happen. And as I started reading the book I was really into it and I couldn’t put it down. I just loved the story and the characters (half of them were the characters from the Alice in the Wonderland) and even the ending was great and it honestly gave me goosebumps. I really don’t think I can look at the Queen of Hearts the same way now. I just feel so bad for her. At the cover of the book it’s written,
“Before she was the Queen of Hearts she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love”
So when I read it I knew it had to do with a guy. It was obvious, maybe the guy betrays her or somebody kills him and I was like, “One of the things is going to happen, not a big deal!” or that’s what I thought. So when the guy, Jest, enters the story, I was head over heels in love with him and that’s when the story got dreadful for me because now I didn’t wanted him dead or betray her because that’ll make him a bad guy. So when “that” (I don’t wanna spoil it for you) part finally came I was ugly crying. I couldn’t stop myself and I spent hours crying over it. I even read that paragraph over and over again hoping that it’ll change but it didn’t. Every single time I read it, it happened the same way and it was so painful. I was like, “Well there goes my soul mate.” Honestly it’s still painful thinking he’s not in my life anymore but no worries, I’ll read the book again, SOON! That’s the great thing about books; you can read it again and again and fall in love with the characters all over again.
And did I tell you how hungry this book made me. I mean the tarts and cupcakes; just reading about it made me crave for it. Plus, out of all the books that I have, this book is the only book which smells way-way better than the other ones. So when I was reading it, after 2-3 pages, I kept sniffing it and watching me, my sister would also snatch it and smell it (She doesn’t love reading but she loves the smell of books). But anyway, I would definitely recommend this book to you if you love Alice in the Wonderland, romance and fantasy.
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.
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Pub. Date: November 17, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
My Ratings: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️