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Heartless/ Harteloos - Marissa Meyer

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Read November 2016.

Harteloos door Marissa Meyer

Dit is het verhaal over een jonge vrouw. Een jonge vrouw die op een dag de Koningin van Wonderland, de Harten Koningin. “De kop eraf!”
Alice kwam uit de gewone wereld naar Wonderland toe, en moest zich aanpassen. Ik dacht dat hetzelfde zou zijn voor Catherine, maar Catherine woont al in Wonderland en is de dochter van de Markies. Haar ouders willen dat zij trouwt met de Koning. Maar Catherine heeft andere plannen. Zij houdt enorm veel van bakken en is er ook erg goed in, haar droom is om samen met haar dienstmeid en beste vriendin Mary Ann om een bakkerij te openen. Wanneer ze voor een bal uitgenodigd wordt, met als verwachting dat de Koning haar ten huwelijk wilt vragen valt ze als een blok voor de nieuwe Hofjonker. Catherine is hierdoor vastberaden om haar eigen weg te kiezen.  
Het verhaal is op een vlotte manier geschreven en zou ook heel goed te volgen kunnen zijn voor meiden en jongens van 10-14 jaar die van “Alice in Wonderland” houden. Er zijn geen liefdesscenes, met uitzondering van hier en daar een gestolen kus. En dat is ook één van de redenen dat het geschikt is voor jongere lezers.
Ik heb Alice in Wonderland een paar keer gelezen en ik herkende veel personages in dit boek, zoals Het witte konijn, de Cheschire Kat, de Gekke Hoedenmaker en de Hartenboer. En over dat personage wil ik het nog even hebben. Want als ik het mij goed herinner is de Hartenboer in “Alice in Wonderland” een speelkaart, en geen echt persoon. En in dit boek is het niet heel duidelijk.
Ik vind het erg leuk wat Meyer met dit boek heeft gedaan, natuurlijk weten we allemaal hoe dit boek zou eindigen, maar niet op de manier waarop! Dit is het eerste boek wat ik van Marissa Meyer en ik ben zeker niet teleurgesteld! Ik vind haar schrijfstijl erg fijn, dus ik ben van plan om The Lunar Chronicles ook te gaan lezen.

Ik geef dit boek vier sterren want ik had verwacht dat het spannender zou zijn en dat had ik ook leuker gevonden!

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

This is the story about a young woman. A woman who became on one day the Queen from Wonderland, The Heart Queen. “Off with their heads!”

I thought it would be a different beginning. I thought that it would be like Alice, coming from the normal world into the Wonderland world. And then had to adjust to this crazy world. But instead she, Catherine, is the daughter of a Marquis and her parents want her to marry the king. But Catherine has other plans. She wants to start a bakery, because she loves to bake. And her best friend, her maid Mary Ann, will help her to that dream.

The story is written in a very easy pace and I think that girls and boys from 10-14 who love Alice in Wonderland can also read this and understand it. There are no love scenes, except for a few “stolen kisses” and I think that is a really fine read. I'm certainty going to read it again!

I like that you reconize stuff about the movies or books from Alice in Wonderland. Like Cheshire the o-so-lovely cat, and the mad hatter. But also The White Rabbit and the Knave of Hearts. I got confused while reading about who were playing cards and who where real people. The Knave of Hearts seemed to me as a real person but in Alice in Wonderland itself, book, he is a playing card, so I'm still confused...

I did like how the story went and ofcourse we all know how the story ends but we didn't know the way the story would end. This was my first book by Marissa Meyer and I really like her writingstyle! So I’m now more eager to read The Lunar Chronicles but I hope that those have more action that this one did!

I gave it four stars because it wasn't as exciting as I had hoped.


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