H is for Heartless
This year I’m taking a break from Faerie and doing an A to Z of my TBR (to be read) list instead. Each letter will have books starting with that letter on my list, a book I’ve read and reviewed (with the review!) and one of my books matching the letter with a link about more info about the book. I’ve decided not to include words like “A”, “The” and “An” during this challenge.
About the Book I’ve Read
I added this to my TBR after I finished the Lunar Chronicles (Cinder was the best!) and didn’t think about it until this challenge.
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 unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath 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.
In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Check it out on Goodreads.
Cath is a phenomenal baker. What’s more, she can dream. In Hearts, dreams come true: lemon trees grow in the dreamer’s bedroom and can be planted outside, cats appear from nowhere, and even love can be foretold.
Cath is the daughter of the Marquis and Marchioness of Turtle Cove Bay and the one girl in the kingdom the King of Hearts is in love with. Pity she doesn’t care for him. Her parents, though, want her to marry him.
Cath doesn’t want to be queen: she wants to open a bakery. And she certainly doesn’t want to marry out of obligation: she wants to fall in love.
Which she does, with the new court joker.
Loads of intrigue, adventure, and twists to keep you wondering until the end. I liked the use of the Jabberwock, the back story of the Hatter, the creepy Sisters and how Cath became the untamed fury known as the Queen of Hearts.
An enjoyable fairy tale retelling full of silliness and shadows.
How You Remind Me
I hope you enjoyed this. For more books I’ve read and reviewed, check out either my Pinterest board about reviews or my Goodreads profile. Alternatively, you can check out my reviews on BookBub. Have you read any of the books? Loved or hated any of them?
*FYI, my reviews are my honest opinion and if something bothers me, I tell it straight. How else will anything change? My opinions are based on being a voracious reader and book buyer, not an attack on the author.*
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12 thoughts on “My Languishing TBR: H #AtoZChallenge2022 #Books #Bookreview”
The Hate U Give was so important in understanding the current world. Heartless has been on my TBR for far too long.
I’m hoping to read “The Hate U Give” this year.
I think I guess where “The Queen of Hearts, she baked some tarts” is going to be used.
It’s sort of the reason everything falls apart… LOL.
The problem is, I would spend the whole book wanting Cath not to become the Queen of Hearts.
Tasha’s Thinkings: YouTube – What They Don’t Tell You (and free fiction)
There was that, but the ending is sort of inevitable.
I’ve herd lots of good things abotu Marissa Meyer. I shoudl give her a go, sometimes soon.
The Old Shelter – Enter the New Woman
This one is the easiest to read as it’s not part of a series while it still gives you a taste of her writing style.
I love the premise, but it has The Prequel Problem: if I already know how it ends, and especially that it won’t end the way I want it, then how can I really get invested?
Well, if you don’t mind your heroes to turn into villains, then you can enjoy her journey.
I was really impressed with ‘The Hate U Give’, feeling it had a most authentic voice. There’s a couple more books on this month’s TBR in non-fiction than I’m adding to mine 🙂
Debs visiting this year from
Making Yourself Relationship Ready
I’m hoping to get around to it this year. Happy reading!