Friday 56: Heartless

Another blog meme! This happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

I’ve chosen Heartless by Marissa Myer!


‘Some say it is better to have eaten and lost than never to have eaten at all.’

She furrowed her brows, confused, but his sincerity never faltered.

‘In case you do get sick and the sweet makes its way back up again.’

‘That’s horrible.’


Heartless is an Alice in Wonderland prequel which focused on sweet, innocent Catherine who will turn into the villainous Queen of Hearts. I did enjoy this book but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it at a different time. Sometimes you’re in the mood for certain kinds of books and unfortunately, I just wasn’t in the right mood for Heartless. That being said, I loved the romance of it and how the girl in the beginning of the book turned into the Queen of Hearts in the Alice in Wonderland books. It’s not a happy book but, like the above conversation highlights, it does capture the sheer weirdness and whimsy of Wonderland itself.

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. Summary from Goodreads.


8 thoughts on “Friday 56: Heartless

    1. I’m not going to lie, Alice in Wonderland is not one of my favourite classic books, but I did enjoy Heartless. Knowing how it was going to end dulled some of the enjoyment for me though, that’s a problem with prequels!

    1. I keep hearing I should try the Lunar Chronicles but the sheer amount of books in the series is a little intimidating. I should definitely make the effort to try them because I like Meyer’s style of writing!

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