Villains are just so misunderstood. In her latest novel, Heartless, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer presents readers with a fresh perspective on one of the biggest, baddest villains of all time: The Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .
Meyer has already worked her retelling magic on the heroines of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White in her Lunar Chronicles series, but her reimagining of the teenage years of one of literature's most notorious villains is truly breathtaking. You see, Meyer's Queen of Hearts just isn't an "off with their heads!" type of girl — at least not at first. But a whirlwind romance with the court's mysterious, handsome jester leads her down a path of vengeance, anger, power, and pain.
If you've seen Alice in Wonderland, you know how it all ends for the big bad queen. But her journey getting there is just so much delightful, dark fun. Heartless doesn't hit stores until Nov. 8, but Bustle has an exclusive treat: a first look at the book trailer and details on a competition to win an Advanced Reading Copy of the novel.
Yep, we know exactly how you're feeling right now:
Fierce Reads is giving away an advanced reading copy of Heartless every single day until the book releases in November. To enter, fans need to complete a task with the hashtags #HeartlessCountdown and #Sweepstakes. (Head over to the official website for more info on the tasks!) After you enter, be sure to check out the book trailer below:
OK, deep breaths. There's only 31 days left to wait...