Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Queen Of Hearts Book Review

I have a really fascinating book to share with you today called Queen of Hearts written by Colleen Oakes.
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 Dinah's 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.  
But be warned...not every fairytale has a happy ending. This is the story of a princess who became a villain.
I really liked this book and the more I read the more involved I got into the plot surrounding Dinah and was really getting into the story and then it ended! So, I guess I will have to wait for the next book to see what happens to Dinah after the awful way her father did her and her brother, but I am wondering if he is even her real father.
Something about the way he treated her made me a little suspicious and I can't wait for the 2nd book so that I can see if I am right. I think this is a Trilogy so I may not know until the last book, but that's okay.
As long as it's a good story, I don't mind waiting for the next one to come out and this is definitely one of those books. You will be pleased to know that it does not have any bad language or dirty talk in the book so it's suitable for young adults or even the 12 and up age.
You will be rooting for Dinah towards the end and shaking your head in anger for the way she is treated. After all, she is the King's daughter but you wouldn't know it by this story!
Happy Reading! 
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About the Author: 
Colleen Oakes is the author of the Elly in Bloom Series and the YA fantasy The Queen of Hearts Saga, both published via Sparkpress. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son. When not writing, Colleen enjoys swimming, traveling, and immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She is currently at work on the third Elly novel and another YA fantasy series titled Wendy Darling.

You can visit her webpage or at her very lengthy and sometimes embarrassingly personal blog, The Ranunculus Adventures.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.