HeartlessBook - 2016 | First edition.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland--the infamous Queen of Hearts--she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, 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.
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VaughanPLAlison Jan 05, 2017
Catherine is a young girl who is the favorite to marry a king, but she has more of an interest in baking and in the court jester. But this kingdom is in Wonderland, and Catherine has another destiny waiting to unfold... as the Queen of Hearts.
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"Sometimes I have come to believe as much as six impossible things before breakfast."
"She would not allow fate to trick her out of this dream."
Sadly it did.......
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Inspired by Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Marissa Meyer's gives Catherine, a girl who dreams of opening a bakery. Only her parents have other plans- marrying her off to the King of Hearts. Full of romance and mystery, Heartless is the backstory of the Queen of Hearts that you never knew you wanted.
Catherine is a talented baker and all she wants to do is open a bakery with her best friend and be the person who supplies Hearts with the best pastries and confections. Unfortunately, her mother thinks that's unsuitable for a woman who holds the eye of the yet unmarried King of Hearts.
At a ball where she believes she will receive a proposal, Cath meets Jest, the handsome new joker who immediately steals her heart. Unwilling to risk offending the King or her parents, they enter into an intense (& secret) courtship.
Cath only wants to fall in love and run her life on her own terms. But sometimes, fate has other plans
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