Oct 23, Hailey Hailey in Bookland rated it it was amazing Shelves: retellings , fantasy , owned. I decided to reread this in a 24 hour period because I want to write a paper on it which is of course due in a couple of days. I loved it even more the second time around! Original reading October 4. I was sent the audiobook to review and do a giveaway on my channel soon! My video review will be up soon but for now, my 2 main points are: this did a great job of capturing the atmosphere of the original Alice stories, but it was lacking in the fact that it was a bit slow.
The plot could have been refined a tad. But I highly recommend the audiobook. It is so so good! View all 9 comments.
Review will be posted once we are closer to release day Heartless was beautifully tragic. I have no words to describe just how broken this book has left my heart. That ending You might have a new favorite coming soon. View all 41 comments. I think this book put me in a reading slump. Do I have no idea of my own interests? Because I truly thought this would end up on my all-time favorites shelf, my first add to an as-yet-nonexistent favorites list.
Is that not a fair expectation? After all, Alice in Wonderland is my favorite book, Marissa Meyer one of my favorite authors. This came in the best Owlcrate subscription box of all time. The rating is high. What went wrong for this book? Okay, we continue!!
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Wonderland is a masterpiece, a marvel, a beautiful place where nothing makes sense and everyone is mad. This was just the Lunar Chronicles, with a shitty half-hearted attempt at a mid-nineteenth century twist and various direct quotes and concepts from Wonderland forced in. This was an uncreative disappointment. This really was just an insult to the setting of Wonderland.
The real one, not Wonderland. And that goal? I am shaking with anger. Give me some stakes!
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Sure, she wants love, whatever, but like A surprising amount of time, actually. Get it? Like, that series takes place partially in space?
Okay, fine. As a reader, I felt like they met a couple of times and then I was suddenly supposed to buy them as a Titanic-level epic love story. Jest was a total snooze for me. I guess I have durable nerves? Is it weird to say I hate the way her mind works? I was sick of being stuck inside her cyclical, repetitive complaining. Plus she makes dumb choices, and goes from as cavity-inducingly-sweet as the in-depth descriptions of her pastries to having a legit anger management issue in a hot second.
And in some ways that happened? Those ways being that we were given a plotline. But the emotions changed in one massive leap.http://yuzu-washoku.com/components/map10.php
Like the definition of bipolar disorder so misleadingly given in When We Collided! One that made me, alone in my room, go What? But this book was also just boring. It never grabbed me. It honestly could be my fault.
It just felt sooooo long. In terms of positives, I liked that Jest wore eyeliner. More of that in male love interests, please. Dec 23, Nat marked it as dnf Shelves: arc.
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All Catherine wants is to be declared the office tart baker of the kingdom. She and her best friend, Mary Ann, dream of launching their very own bakery. The King of Hearts was about to propose to her in front of the whole crowd, but the idea of marrying him seemed preposterous to her. Queens did not gossip with half-invisible cats. Queens did not have dreams of yellow-eyed boys and wake up with lemon trees over their beds. On her way out, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker with a rhyming Raven.
And Jest also turns out to be the boy from her dreams… literally. She blinked. She scowled. His humor was right up my alley. It's truly been awhile since I've welcomed a book-romance with open arms. And I'm glad Jest, with his quick smiles and witty remarks, was the one I was waiting for.
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Plus, when Jest stole her away for a midnight rendezvous - aka a tea party with the Mad Hatter - happiness coursed to the ends of my limbs. I was anticipating every little encounter they had. I don't know what happened, but my heart just wasn't in it anymore. I gradually started losing intrest in the characters and their arcs. I think I just need to take a break from fantasy for awhile and then eventually come back so I don't feel like I'm forcing myself to read my most anticipated read of the year. Marissa Meyer is one of the most talented writers, and I'm really hoping that when I pick this book up again, I'll enjoy it more than I can now.