Saturday, April 30, 2016

Queen of Hearts 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 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.

Dissapointed by the lack of enchantment!

While reading the summary, I was excited to learn more about this Queen of Hearts. So I was expected a story full of magic and descriptions about Wonderland. Something that will make me travel into into fantasy land and dream while reading. Unfortunately, it's really down to earth.

Sure, I have appreciated to learn more about the Queen childhood and past and of course it was nice to have a darker story than the usual fairy tale. However, even if the concept was interesting, as a reader you learn nothing new. The author don't embark you into her world or into the queen's one.

I'm dissapointed because it was promising. If the book is not badly written, it's just a story that will not grab you and you may finish it with a feeling of unsatisfaction.
Maybe not the better feeling to motivate you to read the sequel.

About the author
Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including the Elly in Bloom series, and the Wendy Darling Saga. She lives in North Denver, CO, with her husband and son, and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not penning new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling, reading, or advocating for adoption and literacy.

*Arc provided by Edelweiss
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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