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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.