May 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

QUEEN OF HEARTS is an exciting, odd, and creative take on the origins of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. I knew from the first sentence (yes, sentence) that this book wasn't what I was expecting. I mean, it starts off with a talking rabbit.

From there, the craziness and hilarity ensues. I may not have been expecting this book, but I loved it nonetheless. It captured my attention, engaging my imagination and keeping me entertained.

I absolutely adored Dinah. I loved her spunk, her spirit and her heart. She is (obviously) the driving force behind this story, but she's a character you want to get behind and cheer for.

QUEEN OF HEARTS is a crazy read that will snap any reader out of a reading funk. It's different in all the best way, so make sure you check it out ASP!

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.

Colleen Oakes is the author of books for both teens and adults, including The Elly in Bloom Series, The Queen of Hearts Saga (Harper Collins 2016) and The Wendy Darling Saga. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not writing or plotting new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling and totally immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She currently at work on another YA fantasy series and a stand-alone YA novel. 

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3 Finished Copies of QUEEN OF HEARTS (US Only)

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  1. I'm so looking forward to this one! Thanks!

  2. I love that this author created a charaacter to cheer for and care about. Thanks for the review!

  3. This makes me want to add Queen of Hearts to my classroom bookshelf. I love books that take my students by surprise!

  4. I need a wonderful retelling in my life like today! This sounds awesome!

  5. I cannot wait for Queen of Hearts and this retelling! The book looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for having this giveaway!

  6. I have had my eye on this release for months. I love the idea of this retelling!!!

  7. I love retellings, and this one fits the bill. Just look at that cover!

  8. I love fractured retellings and anything to do with the world of Alice sounds great!


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