Book Review: The Crown by Colleen Oakes

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Title: Queen of Hearts

Author: Colleen Oakes

Series: Queen of Hearts

Publisher: SparkPress

Released:  February 14th 2014

Book Summary:

Not every fairytale has a happy ending.
This is the story of a princess who became a villain.
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A Father’s Betrayal. A Kingdom with a Black Secret. A Princess Slowly Unraveling.

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.

Jan Review:

5 Stars

I really loved this story, right from the start i was sucked into this retelling and not let go to the very end.  You have the classic characters you come to expect, Mad Hatter, Chesire, but instead of Alice you have Dinah and instead of the wicked queen you have her father the King of Hearts and of couse who could forget her beau the soon to be knave of hearts Wardley.  This story keeps you guessing with all it twists and turns right up to the end.

This was a wonderful read. Dark, fascinating, intriguing. At 200 pages, Queen of Hearts is a quick read that sucks you down the rabbit hole.

 

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