Title: Queen of Hearts
Author: Colleen Oakes
Genre: YA, YA Fantasy, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Retellings, Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
Hosted by: A Dirty Book Affair
Not every fairytale has a happy ending. This is the story of a princess who became a villain. *** A Father’s Betrayal. A Kingdom with a Black Secret. A Princess Slowly Unraveling.
As Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts. The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts — and the love of her life. When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to crumble. As her coronation date approaches, a series of suspicious and bloody events suggests that something sinister stirs in the whimsical halls of Wonderland. It’s up to Dinah to unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the Palace before she loses her own head to a clever and faceless foe. Part epic fantasy, part twisted fairy tale, this dazzling saga will have readers shivering as Dinahs furious nature sweeps Wonderland up in the maelstrom of her wrath. Familiar characters such as Cheshire, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter make their appearance, enchanting readers with this new, dark take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
RATING: 5 STARS
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank the author and the tour organizers for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
I really loved this story and the story line is so unique that I just forgot after a point that this is one of the Re-telling!!! It had a new and fresh vibe to it that made this read a new experience for me.
The characters were awesome and the touch of negativity and flaws made them real in my eyes and I loved the way they each played their parts and gave new colors to the book. The emotions were portrayed so perfectly. The writing style of the author is fresh and descriptive and I loved the slow unfolding of events that created a suspenseful situation throughout the story.
There is loads of drama that will keep you entertained. I would definitely recommend this book to all and hope that you guys will love it as well. Enjoy reading and grab your copy right now !!!
Colleen Oakes is the author of the Elly in Bloom Series and the upcoming YA fantasy Queen of Hearts Saga, both published via Sparkpress. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son. When not writing, Colleen enjoys swimming, traveling, and immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She is currently at work on the last Elly novel and another YA fantasy series called Wendy Darling.
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