“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genres: Young Adult, Retellings
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication date: November 8th, 2016
Buy links: Book depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Link to 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.
Retellings are the best! I love retellings. This plot has made me excited, especially the part were Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. That’s so important. That makes her a strong character already, just being able to decide that.
Also: Wonderland! That’s thrilling!
To be honest, I’ve never read a Marissa Meyer book. I’ve been wanting to read the Lunar Chronicles, but life got in the way. I can’t wait for this book to be released and dive into it, because the plot already has me hooked.