Waiting on Wednesday #54: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes


Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:


Book cover for Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Queen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts Saga #1)
Author: Colleen Oakes
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): 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. 

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I really love an epic fantasy retelling and this book sounds amazing! The fact that it has so many elements of the original Alice in Wonderland story, yet it is a whole new twisted tale is very intriguing to me. I can’t wait to become immersed in this series.

16 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #54: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

  1. Thannya says:

    I haven’t heard of this novel before and I love retellings (always looking for new ones). Adding it to my wishlist. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy readings! 😉

  2. Autumn says:

    You’ve got my very interested! I love fairy tale retellings and surprisingly haven’t read an Alice in Wonderland one yet. And that cover is gorgeous.

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    I love Alice in Wonderland. I have read a lot of retellings, and liked them, but have only loved a few. This sounds like one that I could love! And the cover is perfect!

    • Candid Cover says:

      I always get drawn in to the retelling. However, I am very quick to be critical if it isn’t done right. I am very excited about this one and crossing my fingers that it is amazing!!

  4. Soudha Parsan says:

    I love Alice retellings and this one sounds like it’s going to be a pretty interesting one. And I hadn’t even heard of it before I saw it on your blog! I’m currently in the middle of another Alice in Wonderland retelling actually, The Looking Glass Wars, and that’s pretty good too in case you want to check it out 🙂

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