|pub 11/8/16 by Feiwel & Friends|
Young Adult - Fantasy/Retelling
Received ARC from pub
Catherine is one of the most eligible girls in Wonderland but she has her heart set on opening up a bakery with her best friend. She’s talented and already known throughout the kingdom for her delicious pastries. But her parents have other plans for her, namely to marry the King of Hearts, who’s very interested in her, much to her dismay. On the day she manages to avoid the king’s first attempt at proposing, Catherine meets the Jest, the mysterious court jester who she starts to have a secret relationship with. To say it’s a tangled web she’s weaved would be an understatement. But I quickly rooted for Catherine and shipped her forbidden romance with Jest. I loved that she was a baker (the descriptions of her concoctions made me hungry!) and I loved seeing new sides of Wonderland through her eyes. It’s with Jest that she meets familiar (to us) characters and again, I was so impressed by how Meyer meshed classic Alice with her own distinct story.
Do I recommend? I do! I was a little skeptical going into this because Alice isn’t one of my favorite childhood books (I have yet to read it!) but I was very glad I gave it a chance. Namely because I adore Meyer’s writing and this proved yet again, just why I do.
|pub 11/1/16 by Simon & Schuster|
Books for Young Readers
Young Adult - Sci-fi
ARC from Alexa
Do I recommend? Yes! It's a great mix of sci-fi, dystopian, mystery and characters I found myself very invested in.