Well this week I am waiting for Heartless by Marissa Meyer, releasing November 8, which is lightyears away in the book world. Nevertheless I'm really looking forward on how Marissa Meyer takes on the world of Wonderland in Heartless, a prequel to Alice and Wonderland.
Here is a summary by goodreads.
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 yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she 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.
The main thing I am looking forward to Heartless is that it's a retelling of Wonderland. It will be a prequel to the original story of Alice and Wonderland. If you have following my blog lately you'll know how much I love Alice and Wonderland. In the past weeks I finished the final book of the Splintered Series which was all about Alice and Wonderland.
I'm a sucker for anything Wonderland related. I don't think I can describe how badly I want to read this book. There are many retellings of Wonderland but not much about what made Wonderland, Wonderland.
Marissa Meyer is basically a queen in fairy tale retellings. In her Lunar Chronicles series, which I highly recommend, Marissa Meyer incorporates a different fairly tale to each book. Each book and each retelling is wonderfully interwoven with one another. I'm at awe at how wonderfully Marissa Meyer was able to pull this off.
I have no doubt that this book will be remarkable.
Tell me what book you guys are waiting for this Wednesday!
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