Fairy tales have taught us, people are either good or bad. But no, there’s nothing like Black or White, we’re like the Yin-Yang. Circumstances drive some people to become unemotional, Heartless, cruelty of the world makes people cruel. And that’s what happened to our Queen of Hearts.
No one brings out the flip side of fairy tales better than Merissa Meyer. Reminded me of the movie Maleficent.
I adored the love story of Cath and Jest, no wonder she chose the court joker over the daft King of Hearts. But, unlike what fairy tales taught us, it wasn’t a happily ever after.
The havoc that Jest’s loss caused to Cath. I could literally feel the pain, the angst of all the injustices that led to the tragedy, the hunger for revenge. Not all tragedy needs to followed by pools of tears, often it leads to a volcano of anger towards the injustice by fate.
The book’s unconventional, storytelling is remarkable and I’m glad I chose this book as my first read of the year.