Waiting on Wednesday (3): Queen of Hearts

**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: February 14th, 2014
Purchase: *not online yet*


Not every fairytale has a happy ending.
This is the story of a princess who became a villain.
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.


2014 seems to be the year for retellings!! While I originally was going to post Cress as my choice for this week, I figured that wasn’t fear since I haven’t even finished reading Cinder. So next up was Queen of Hearts!! I was declined to receive this as an ARC so I’m patiently waiting until this book hits the shelves!!

The cover. Like seriously!?!! Can we all just stare are it for a minute…okay 3 minutes later. I’ll stop now. 😀



5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (3): Queen of Hearts

  1. I love the sound of this! I’m a huge fan of any kind of retelling, but especially Alice in Wonderland retellings 🙂 Have you read Splintered by A.G. Howard? I think that may be my favorite Alice retelling so far. Well that, and Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.

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