Edelweiss #7/16|Book Review: Queen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts #1) by Colleen Oakes

Queen of Hearts Book Cover Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts Saga
Colleen Oakes
Juvenile Fiction
May 3, 2016
EBook Arc

The first novel in Colleen Oakes’s epic, imaginative series tells the origin of one of the most infamous villains—the Queen of Hearts. This is not the story of the Wonderland we know. Alice has not fallen down a rabbit hole. 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.

Reading time: January 12 to March 15

My Thoughts

This book told the first part of the story of one of the most infamous Wonderland villains the Queen of Hearts.  The wonderland in this story wasn’t the wonderland known from the original wonderland story but rather the one where behind every smile there’s a secret, every tart comes with a demand and only the prisoners tell the truth.

This book was fantastically well written, the characters were well developed Continue reading