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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #68: QUEEN OF HEARTS by Colleen Oakes (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

(Volume One: The Crown)
by Colleen Oakes
Expected release date: February 14th, 20014
Published by: SparkPress
Genre: Young Adult - Fairytale Retelling
Format: Paperback, eBook


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.

Why I'm waiting on QUEEN OF HEARTS...

A fairytale about the future Queen of Hearts!!!

Do I need to say more?!?!

And the cover is stunning! I need to have it!

SO, what are you waiting for???


  1. Interesting pick. This is new to me but I like the sound of the story :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  2. I am so digging fairy tales lately. This one is new to me but it looks awesome! With once upon a time in wonderland, I have been more and more interested in learning the stories and takes on the "evil" queens.

    Sign me up for this one!

    Happy Reading!

    My WoW

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  3. Ooh, I hadn't heard of this but it sounds SO good and the cover is gorgeous! I'm going to add it to my TBR right now. :-)

  4. This sounds interesting! I love fairytale/fairytale retellings!
    Lakin @ Wonderous Reviews


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