The Heartbreaking Past of a Ruthless Queen | Heartless

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: November 8th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Romance, YA
Pages: 453
Source: Bought it
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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 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.


I was heartbroken to bits the moment I finished this book. No, heartbroken isn't enough to describe how I felt. I felt betrayal, sorrow, fury, and helplessness all rolled into one giant lump of unsorted emotions. No, it was not because the book was disappointing or anything like it, it was the opposite, but not quite.

We all know that this book is going to end in misery, don't we? Since the past of the cold-blooded Queen of Hearts we all know in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll must be one that did not contain happiness or else she would never become the way she was in his story. Still, Marissa Meyer was able to make me fall inside a rabbit hole, fall in love with her ludicrous and idiosyncratic characters, and then shred my heart into millions of pieces by the end of this book.

A Marvelous Start to a New Journey | Quests for Glory

Quests for Glory (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years, #1) by Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: September 19th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, MG, YA
Pages: 568
Source: Bought it
With every end comes a new beginning in the fourth installment of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, Quests for Glory. Join Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and the other students as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods—The Camelot Years—where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives.

The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever.

For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone. When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them...
If I'm not mistaken, I bought this book LAST YEAR. But because I was a freshman and still am, I couldn't find time to read this book at all. So, when the holiday came around last month, I finally got time to read it! YAY!

First things first. I definitely didn't expect Soman Chainani to release another book about the School for Good and Evil. So, my first reaction to finding out that news was this: