Marissa Meyer takes the reader through lands and characters filled with magic and challenges that change our perceptions about the Queen of Hearts. Catherine's backstory is one that every young lover can relate to. You will leave this book questioning if the evil Queen of Hearts is truly evil or rather the woman that you deeply understand, relate to, and can rally behind. What you once thought was good and bad will be changed, altered, and challenged. You will be asking yourself if all jokes are a fun and quirky jest, or if the Jester that Catherine dares to get to know is both the love of her life and the undoing of her future. do you have the courage to follow your dreams? Is love worth sacrificing for? And are all evil queen's truly evil?
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.