Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

MY RATING: ★★

The blurb from Goodreads: 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… 

GUYS, THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING ! I’ve had so much fun while reading this. Dinah is not your typical heroin. There’s some darkness in her blood because she was raised by a fearful and dominant father. So difficult that he has no shame in completely ignoring and threatening her. Dinah is such a complex character, having at her side a not decent father-daughter relationship and her little brother, who becomes mad after their mother’s death. She has no one to turn to except her childhood best friend, Wardley. She discovers there are tenebrous secrets (IT IS REAL DARK MY FRIENDS, ALRIGHT) behind this castle’s walls and as the future Queen of Wonderland, she will do anything to find all the dirts that are infecting her kingdom.

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“[…] But something else, something hungry, was clawing its way up her stomach, spreading its poison, its delicious red fury rushing through her limbs”                                

 – Colleen Oakes

The suspense in this book was astonishing and you will ask yourself a lot of questions ! Colleen Oakes did quite a job for keeping us entertain until the end. The downside of this book is probably the plot holes but again, it’s the first book in a series so I can’t wait to find out the answers in the sequels.  Love the spooky side the story delivers !

All the references from Alice in Wonderland were on point. Litterally, I couldn’t ask more for a retelling, it was perfect. You will find Mad Hatter, Cheshire and more familiar names in an unexpecting way.

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Thank you to Frenzy at HarperCollins Canada for sending us an advanced review copy !

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24 Comments Add yours

    1. transhaan says:

      Thank you love ! ❤

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  1. Nerdybirdy @ Daydreaming Books says:

    I haven’t heard about this book yet but it sounds like my cup of tea! Adding it to my tbr right now. Great review! 🙂

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    1. transhaan says:

      This book will become the new buzz in May I’m sure LOL and I think you will enjoy it 😀 !

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  2. Amy says:

    Omg you’ve got me so excited to give this book a read!! I’m interested in finding out what’s so dark about it! I do like myself a dark heroine after all haha 🙂

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    1. transhaan says:

      YESSS ❤ I think that's our weakness.. a real dark twisted character WINK WINK THE YOUNG ELITES 😉 omg if you were my neighbor I would lend you the book already LOL

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  3. BooksatDawn says:

    I just finished this book! I loved it 😀
    All the Wonderland references used in new ways was pretty cool 😀

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    1. transhaan says:

      ommg I KNOWW !! The Mad Hatter reference is my favourite ! How about you? 😀

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      1. BooksatDawn says:

        I liked the smaller references like Vittoire’s handmaidens Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. And I’m not quite sure if Vittoire is the White Queen or if she represents Alice. Do you know?

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        1. transhaan says:

          Oh my god I’ve never thought about Vittoire being a reference in Alice in Wonderland :O THATS SUCH A GOOD QUESTION. I dont remember but in the book, somewhere it mentioned a Dinah describing her going in the rabbit hole and I thought maybe that she was Alice turning into Queen of Hearts after Idk o_o omg we should totally ask/tweet the author!! LOL

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          1. BooksatDawn says:

            Yeah! And they describe her to the T as looking like Alice. Blonde hair, ocean blue eyes, likes to where whites and blues. Go ask and find out 😛

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            1. transhaan says:

              Nuuu I was hoping you would do it HAH #laziness

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              1. BooksatDawn says:

                #EvenLazierThanYou

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  4. Oh man and I JEALOUS. I discovered this book just the other day and died. Alice in Wonderland are my favourite retellings – I will read everything and anything that has to do with it. Eeeep! I’m so glad to see that you enjoyed it, *sneaks over to pre-order the book*.

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    1. transhaan says:

      HAHA Yayy! 😀 So happy you are Alice Wonderland’s Fan like us 🙂 What is your favourite retelling until now ? :O I’d love to explore some more retelling about that universe !

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      1. Yess I can’t get enough of them!! My favourite is A. G. Howard’s Splintered trilogy but I’m also REALLY enjoying Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars. I’m itching to pick up Alice in Zombieland soon, too – that seems to be getting quite a lot of good reviews!!

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  5. ravenblake99 says:

    I Love Alice In wonderland retellings and I’ve heard there’s no Alice in this book but still I wanna give this a try. 😀

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    1. transhaan says:

      Yeah exactly !! It’s all about Queen Of Hearts and how she was before she becomes The Queen of Hearts. You should def give it a try 🙂

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  6. There have been so many retellings recently, it’s insane! But this ones does sound great.

    Beautiful picture, btw. I had to pin it on Pinterest! :]

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  7. This one sounds awesome!! Definitely going to add it to my TBR right now 😉 Retellings are my new obsession 😉

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  8. The first post I read on this blog was Illuminae and I thought I struck on a BRILLIANT post. Now, I realise that I struck on a BRILLIANT BLOG because GOSH DARN IT these reviews are so good! Holy cheese, I need to get my hands on this book. NOW.

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    1. transhaan says:

      I think this blog has never received that much love from our followers !! http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/icarly/images/2/25/Loved.gif/revision/latest?cb=20110808140152 Thank you so much!! ❤ We look towards to your future posts as well 😀 P.S: I NEVER PUT GIFS IN MY COMMENTS SO THIS IS A SPECIAL CASE LOL

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      1. Aha, you’re welcome! Or should I say thank you? Because this blog is seriously so great XD Sending much love, much love.

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