Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes ♠️
Synopsis from Goodreads: The first novel in Colleen Oakes’s epic, imaginative series tells the origin of one of the most infamous villains—the Queen of Hearts.
This is not the story of the Wonderland we know. Alice has not fallen down a rabbit hole. This is a Wonderland where beneath each smile lies a secret, each tart comes with a demand, and only prisoners tell the truth.
Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father’s approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland’s dangerous political game. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she’ll lose not just the crown but her head.
Queen of Hearts was an amazing book that I absolutely loved ♥️ The setting of this book is incomparable. The way the author built up the world and the characters is breathtaking. The characters in this book are far from perfect, most of them are complex and twisted and I can’t deny that I loved that. For the author to be able to create a different version of Alice in The Wonderland yet just as good and bewitching as Alice in The Wonderland is makes me question the definition of creativity.
I noticed when I visited Goodreads that many people didn’t enjoy the book as much as I did and that made doubt myself for a couple of seconds but then I realized that the difference between me and them is that I’m reading this book as a reader not a critic. Was this book perfect? No but most of the best selling, successful books are not perfect. Did I enjoy reading this? Absolutely with all of my heart. There wasn’t a single page in this book that I felt like it was boring and I truly understood the main character’s feelings.
So apparently this book and the second book were released back in 2014 but they were released by a different a publishing company and if you know me you probably that I’m the most impatient person in this world so I was just about to order my copy when I realized that it costs $500. I’m impatient but not mad 😂💔