I did the Heartless thing and Did not Finish

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Release Date: November 8 2016 
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Page Count: 464
Format: AUS Paperback ARC
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Review Copy from Pan Macmillan

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.

I'm not going to go into dislikes and likes because I DNFed the book. However, I don't think the reason why I DNFed the book was because it was poorly written or something not up my alley, I think it's just me. We've had a terrible week this week and I tried to pick the book up but it was just, not my thing... right now. I've read 100 pages and it was interesting. In the very first chapters we're quickly introduced to characters. However, as being someone who never really read Alice in Wonderland, just some snippets of it, I just wasn't immersed into the world Marissa had created. I was just, "eh".  Again, this is just me, not the book. The writing style and world building was amazing in all honestly (I want to say great, but that word is kind of dead to me right now, so I'm using it sparingly) and a great sample of Marissa Meyer's writing. I've never read Cinder (however I do own it and I intend to marathon the series closer to Christmas) and Heartless has me very, VERY excited to read it.

The food in the book also makes you very hungry. I will not lie, I wanted to go to my local bakery just to splurge on tarts, cakes and so many sweet things. I will probably pick up the book again, but most likely in its finished form. The cast of characters is most likely the only reason why I'll revisit the book. The ARC was an incredible read to the 100 pages I read, but at this moment, just not something I'm keen to consume. Hopefully I find someone with similar book tastes to convince me to read it.

Just on another note, I've been on this, I'm going to call it "Diversity High". I've recently devoured so many great books with Diverse characters and non-western worlds and languages that Heartless just didn't seem to feed this need.

Thank you Pan Macmillan for the review copy 

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1 comment on "I did the Heartless thing and Did not Finish"
  1. Sorry you didn't enjoy it! Sounds like I shouldn't pick it up either haha, with all the delicious treats here! I'll be too tempted to indulge in too many treats! But I hope you'll pick it up later, and that you'll enjoy it more the next time you try it! <3


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