Queen of Hearts: The Crown

Queen of Hearts: The Crown By Colleen Oakes, Queen of Hearts The Crown 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
  • Title: Queen of Hearts: The Crown
  • Author: Colleen Oakes
  • ISBN: 9781940716039
  • Page: 166
  • Format: ebook
  • Queen of Hearts: The Crown 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 tAs 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.
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    1. Colleen Oakes

      Colleen Oakes is the author of books for both teens and adults, including YA fantasy retellings The Queen of Hearts Saga and The Wendy Darling Saga, and the Elly in Bloom series which is women s fiction She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable When not writing or plotting new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling and totally immersing herself in nerdy pop culture She currently at work on another YA fantasy series and a stand alone YA novel You can visit her webpage at colleenoakes

    270 thoughts on “Queen of Hearts: The Crown”

    1. 3.5 3.75ishAs a lover of Alice in Wonderland, I think me enjoying this at least a little bit was inevitable But, I loved how this book reinvented the world of Wonderland It took elements from the original series and used them in very unique ways As opposed to other Alice retellings I read, this one very much focused on the political aspect which was interesting It also highlighted the darkness and brutality of Wonderland I will say I found this dragged quite a bit, the plot took quite a while to [...]


    2. Listen to me, Dinah, he hissed Things are going to change for you, child, and you had better be made of stronger stuff than the whiny brat you seem to be now Nope Didn t happen.I feel like this book pulled a bait and switch on me, and I am so incredibly frustrated right now It promised me excitement, it intriguingly hinted at things that it never delivered It wasn t a truly terrible book, but it was a short book, and honestly, I wished it were twice as long because nothing was ever resolved Plot [...]


    3. This was sooooo disappointing I AM ALL THE DISAPPOINT Wonderland is like my favourite thing of ever and retellings must be good So far only Splintered has impressed me Butbut what even was this I can t even think of a single positive except the pretty cover GAHST TIME OBVIOUSLYL THE WAYS THIS BOOK DIDN T WORK FOR ME First of all, it was barely even Wonderlandish You know the insanity and wildness of Lewis Carroll s original tale HAHAHAHA NOT HERE This was basically a bland fantasy world with bla [...]


    4. 3.5 stars I absolutely love retellings and this is one of the best Wonderland ones I ve found I really liked this for the most part and thought it was an imaginative, promising start to a series.It s the story of the Queen of Hearts as a teen, so Dinah s still a princess The way that all the familiar characters are woven in is so great the Cards are different orders of soldiers, the White Rabbit is her caretaker, the future White Queen is her half sister, the Mad Hatter is her beloved brother, t [...]


    5. I can t explain it, but I need to find her Faina This note wasn t sent in malice, I can feel it One of my pet peeves in books is when a character makes decisions based on a feeling Either it goes well, which makes it look like a deux ex machina Or it goes horribly wrong, making said character look like an idiot.Guess what happens to Diane Go on, guess.Diane is you know, I don t quite have the words for her She s bratty Childish Insipid During the climax, when everything goes to shit, a horse has [...]


    6. This was like 3.5 stars from me which is good.Dinah is a teenage future Queen of Hearts in Wonderland She is not that horrible character from Disney Lewis Carroll s Alice in Wonderland At least not yet Dinah was a strong female character She has spunk and is feisty She has a big heart and it hurts her to see how her father the asshole rules Wonderland He is abusive both physically and mentally to her character She looks out after her servants and her Mad brother Charles aka the Mad hatter Charl [...]


    7. OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK SO FREAKING MUCH I didn t even bother looking at the reviews for this book because I wanted to read it so badly I just didn t care if the whole world hated or loved this book I wanted to read it and that s all that mattered to me.Queen of Hearts is obviously a retelling but it made me like the Queen of Hearts so freaking much Dinah, who is the MC and the future queen, is basically treated lower than dirt by her father Speaking of the King Douche, I hate his guts so freaking [...]


    8. I did not expect to dislike Queen of Hearts so strongly but my God, this book was awful My battle to make my way through the entirety of this story tested every nerve in my body For a short book, it was a long and difficult trek from start to finish I disliked the characters, the writing, the plot It was a story which took all of the amazing things about the original Alice in Wonderland and introduced them to typical YA tropes and you can imagine just how that turned out.Dinah was an immature br [...]


    9. She ll wear a crown to keep her head This was a YA fantasy story set in Wonderland.Dinah was quite a strong willed character, although she maybe could have been a bit smarter The way she went around talking about her half sister and the King was pretty bad, and she was lucky that nobody important ever overheard her.The storyline in this took quite a while to get going, and it wasn t until right at the end that things actually got exciting The trip to the towers was a bit of a waste of time reall [...]


    10. Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Queen of Hearts by Colleen OakesBook One of the Queen of Hearts SagaPublisher HarperTeenPublication Date May 3, 2016Rating 3 starsSource eARC from EdelweissSummary from 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 [...]


    11. Queen Of Hearts is a retelling of Alice In Wonderland and overall, it was a quick and enjoyable read and the elements from Alice In Wonderland were still present.What I Liked The world building was amazing and it was very descriptive It was a very quick and short read, so if you re in a reading slump, definitely pick this book up The King s character Dinah s father His character was well crafted and the way he is portrayed as an evil king is on point What I Did Not Like The main character, Dinah [...]


    12. Initial reaction This book rocked, I loved the establishment of the characters and setting in this interesting tale in the vein of Alice in Wonderland Dinah is a very flawed but very well developed character and I ll admit I followed her very well throughout this narrative, alongside the rest of the colorful and some admittedly creepy cast of characters.Full review I debated a little while with my rating for this book, and decided Whatever, this gets a solid 4.5 stars from me, with the extra hal [...]


    13. OKAY DAMN HELL I WROTE THIS REVIEW AND THEN ACCIDENTALLY CLOSED THE TAB FML Will rewrite later, let me simmer in the emotional pain of having a thousand words disappear before your eyes Many tears were shed.Regardless, I ve rewritten my review, albeit it s a bit shorter and concise considering how difficult it is to summon motivation when repeating work edit start3 stars Anyway here we go First, let me just say how much I love the concept Queen of Hearts is traditionally one of the most complex [...]


    14. I love all things Wonderland, so I was excited to see an origin story of sorts on the Queen Especially since we all know what sort of queen she turns out to be.Dinah is an interesting enough character She s a bit whiny than I expected her to be however, by the end there is a bit of growth and a hint of the formidable ruler she will be We got hints of a lot of the other characters To me, it didn t seem like we really got to know any of them Perhaps it was a way to show how ostracized Dinah felt [...]



    15. Going into Queen of Hearts, I had high expectations There is so much potential, so much to work with if you re writing an Alice in Wonderland retelling I was especially excited because it was from the POV of the Queen of Hearts herself, and I was expecting a badass female character that rivaled Cersei Lannister I also expected quirky side characters and a really colorful plot Alas, I didn t get any of these things In fact, I spent most of the book waiting for something to happen.And nothing did [...]


    16. fast paced but boring characters were interesting but not that characters you ll somehow get obsessed to the romance was somewhere between yay and nah There were times in where they have connections but most of the time, zero plot was okayarable, I guess this is a type of novel in where after you finished reading it, you ll read another different book immediately In short, this novel failed to give me book hangover the climax and the ending felt like a rising action the novel was so short I swea [...]


    17. 4.5 starsArc provided by SparkPress a Book Sparks imprint through NetgalleyA very promising beginning to a very addictive series featuring Dinah, the future Queen of Hearts, immortalized by Lewis Carroll imagination, in Alice in Wonderland.What can i say about this book without giving any sort of spoilers This is the story of a princess, who doesn t live a fairy tale She lives in a fairy tale scenario But her life mostly resembles a nightmare.This is the story of the princess destined to be Quee [...]



    18. Full review here bookidote.wordpress 2016 Amazing retelling of the Queen of hearts story I enjoyed this book so much because the Alice in Wonderland references were on point The author plays on words and pictures and it was perfect However, a lot of plotholes and questions are left Definetely looking toward the sequel Trang Book Blogger and Book reviewerbookidote.wordpress


    19. Queen of Hearts is one of those titles that I really cannot explain why I have not read it sooner Every time I come across the beautiful cover and wonderland themed retelling, I am intrigued This book promises everything I could want within a title It is a retelling, it is centered upon the characters of Wonderland, and it comes in a gorgeous package And after having read Seas Wendy Darling Vol 2 I know that I connect well with the author s writing So how did this anticipated read fare for me Fu [...]


    20. I really enjoyed this re telling of Alice in Wonderland It show s how the Queen came to be how she is mean The way she was treated, I can t say I blame her Not a lot happens in this book We watch as the princess grows up a little, we watch as her father belittles her, we see her love, and we watch as the world she knows comes crumbling down The end really picks up and I can t wait to see what happens in the next book.


    21. I LOVE THIS BOOK When I started this book, I had no idea what to expect I went into this book only knowing that it s taken elements from the Lewis Carroll classic Alice In Wonderland This was such a good retelling, it was so beautifully written and parts of the Alice In Wonderland story were so perfectly placed in this book I absolutely adore Alice In Wonderland so naturally I d be quite critical, but this is such a good book Dinah is the Princess of Wonderland and soon to be queen, and she is s [...]


    22. When I started this book, I hated it HATED how contrived it seemed and how typical I felt like I d read this story 1000 times before But then Something changed around the third chapter and I suddenly couldn t put it down There were changes and developments and the plot took turns I wasn t expecting I was concerned and felt for the characters I really loved this book, and I CANNOT wait for the second one


    23. Me encanto el estilo de la autora es nico Anhelando la segunda parte pronto, el final me dejo mal Necesito saber qu va a pasar o



    24. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to BookSparks and Netgalley 15 year old Dinah is heir to the Wonderland throne, and will soon rise to rule alongside her widowed father She is shocked however when her father introduces the kingdom to his illegitimate daughter Vittiore, and takes an instant dislike to the girl she is supposed to call sister.Things are not as they seem in the kingdom though, and soon Dinah will realise just how desperate thing [...]


    25. Rese a completa en La Coneja de Papel Los retellings de Alicia son mi guilty pleasure particular Adem s, hay dos cosas sobre las que me encanta leer la realeza y la historia de c mo los malos se vuelven malos En este caso, tenemos a la famosa Reina de Corazones, temida en todos los confines del Pa s de la Maravillas por su afici n a coleccionar las cabezas de sus enemigos Sin embargo, cuando s lo era la Princesa, no daba tanto miedo Es m s, dir a que da incluso un poquito de pena, la pobre Dinah [...]


    26. It s probably accurate to place my rating at 3.25 3.5 stars This one was a quick read, and what I liked best about it was how the setting really came to life and how various elements of Alice in Wonderland came into play.


    27. Si no has le do Alicia en el Pa s de las Maravillas, a n as sabr s qui n es la Reina de Corazones porque la hemos visto tanto en la caricatura de Disney como interpretada por la exc ntrica y talentosa Elena Bonham Carter La conocemos por corajuda, mala y obsesionada con la frase Que le corten la cabeza y en ste libro nos vamos muy atr s cuando ella no era mala y tampoco reina Es la historia de Dinah, la Princesa de Corazones del Pa s de las Maravillas Su padre, el Rey de Corazones es un hombre d [...]


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