Well, much like Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel Wicked gave us the sympathetic backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West, Marissa Meyer’s 2016 novel Heartless tells us the story of Lady Catherine Pinkerton, who, if her parents and the King get their way, will be the next Queen of Hearts.
However what Cath wants is a simple life. She dreams of running her own bakery with her friend (and maid) Mary Ann, and maybe one day marrying the mysterious and handsome court jester (the not so originally named ‘Jest’).
What starts off as a fluffy romance novel (set in a Victorian London inspired Wonderland) quickly becomes a dark and twisted tale about love, betrayal, and hard choices.
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Catalogue link: Heartless