Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes sounds like an epic fantasy retelling! 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.
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Author: Colleen Oakes
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Only queens with hearts can bleed.
This is not the story of the Wonderland we know. Alice has not fallen down a rabbit hole. There is no all-knowing cat with a taunting smile. This is a Wonderland where beneath each smile lies a secret, each tart comes with a demand, and only prisoners tell the truth.
Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father’s approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland’s dangerous political game. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she’ll lose not just the crown but her head.
Evil is brewing in Wonderland and maybe, most frighteningly, in Dinah herself.
This is not a story of happily ever after.
This is the story of the Queen of Hearts.
Book Quotes: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
She was learning as quickly that what was right and what must happen weren’t always the same thing.
My fight to live does not begin now. I have been fighting all my life, I just didn’t know it.
A true man never needs to take by force.
16 thoughts on “Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes”
I have add this book on my tbr as I am a real fan of Alice.
And you must read The Collectors Society by Heather Lyons if you haven’t read it yet.
I will definitely check it out! 🙂
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! 😉
Oh I am so so excited for this one! It sounds amazing!
I’m so excited for this!! Alice in Wonderland is my favourite and if something is a retelling of it, in anyway, then it’s an automatic must-read for me.
I feel the same way. Bring on more Alice!! 🙂
I do love Alice in Wonderland….and I have a rather large collection of dolls and figurines from various fairytales. This one looks tempting.
Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “SMALL GREAT THINGS”
this book looks amazing! i have never heard of it until today 🙂
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.
I can’t wait for this one either, hope you enjoy it!!
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I’m not normally one for retellings although I’m currently reading A Wicked Thing and really enjoying it. The cover alone is gorgeous and eye-catching. Hope you enjoy this one 🙂
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!
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!!
I do love retellings and this one is on my list! Great pick!
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Oooh, this looks really good! I love retellings.
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 🙂