Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

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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

Queen of Hearts by Colleen OakesTitle: Queen of Hearts
Author: Colleen Oakes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

About Colleen Oakes

Colleen Oakes

Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including the Queen of Hearts Series, the Wendy Darling Saga and Sister of the Chosen One. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son. When not writing or plotting new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling or immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. Her newest series, Second Favorite Daughter's Club, will arrive in 2023 from Pixel + Ink.

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16 thoughts on “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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