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Off With Their Hearts

Get to know the Queen of Hearts when she was a young woman with hopes and dreams—before she became obsessed with chopping off heads—in Marissa Meyer’s Heartless.

Off With Their Hearts

BOOK REPORT for Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Cover Story: Thorny
BFF Charm: Heck Yes*
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heartbreaking
Bonus Factor: Wonderland
Anti-Bonus Factor: The Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Heart-Full

I’m a huge fan of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series, and absolutely love how she works familiar tales into stories that are fresh and new. Her latest novel, Heartless, which tells the story of the Queen of Hearts when she was a young woman, is no exception. It’s a little less of a Happily Ever After than Cinder and gang found in the end, but that’s to be expected if you know anything at all about the ruthless Queen.

If you’re up for a little heartache mixed with a ton of fun—and swoon!—check out my full review at our series on Kirkus.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.