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
The story start out with Cath, she has her whole life plan out to be the best baker in all of hearts and open up her own store with her maid as co partner. But being a woman in hearts is hard since no one support her planor her parents want to marry her off to the king. As the King about to propose to her she runs off and bumps into Jest who saved her life. Slowly things are not what they seems in hearts as the king is dumb about the attacks and to blind to see that Cath wants nothing to do with her. Will Cath be brave enough to stand up to her parents and chose her own fate or will she lose her hearts in the process of running away from fate? Well you have read and find out yourself when the book comes out in the fall. Marissa Meyers did it again with another good retelling. Can’t wait for more of her books to come out soon. So Happy Reading!