Marissa Meyer ‘s new standalone novel Heartless is a prequel of Alice in Wonderland.The story takes us long long before the queen of hearts was just a teen girl who wanted to fall in love .It has woven all the elements of darkness and light, fate and free will, and love and hatred into an memorable story of the evolution of the Red Queen from a young girl who dreamed of true love.This fairy tale and mysterious book will hit the shelves on Nov 8.
Way before she was the troublemaker of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine was the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts.She was a talented baker and wanted to open a shop with her best friend.But her mom had other plans and she felt that this is a strange goal since she wanted her to be the next queen.
During the royal ball where Catherine is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she happens to meet Jest who is the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels desire and love of true attraction. Both Jest and Catherine are scared to offend the King and anger her parents, so they enter into an intense, secret courtship.
But destiny has other plans for them in the land that is filled with magic, madness, and monsters! Find out more in the novel!