How Does a Heroine Turn Bad? “Heartless” Tells the Story
Ever think about what makes someone turn to the dark side? You'll find out from one of literature's iconic female heavies in Heartless by #1 New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer.
Much like Wicked reveals the back story to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’s wicked witch, Heartless draws us into the world of Alice in Wonderland for a look at the Queen of Hearts—before all the darkness and vengeance. (As Wicked author Gregory Maguire puts it, “Wonderland gets a reverential makeover, full of heart.”)
At the start, the queen is just sweet Catherine. Sure, she is one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but all she wants is to open a pastry shop with her best friend. Then she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker—and love deals her another hand.
Lose yourself in the drama of Heartless, and remember: Even the blackest heart once beat red.