Waiting on Wednesday: Queen of Hearts


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: 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.

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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: Queen of Hearts

  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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