RELEASE is my first Patrick Ness book. I have been interested in reading his books for a while since they all seem to be so popular. I can see why since the subject matter conquered in this story is important. Combine that with his descriptive scene details, depth of characters, and easy to […]
Freya is 23rd in line for the throne. At a party that contains all of the who-who of the kingdom Freya leaves early and the whole party is poisoned to death. Suddenly Freya, a scientist at heart with social anxiety, is Queen and thrust into the most coveted position in the kingdom. She […]
I have to say that this author’s series is more gruesome than most YA I have read. Not that I am complaining, I really enjoyed the first book in this series, RUINED. I love almost everything about this story. It moves at a furious pace and now I just need the last book […]
I am so in love with this series. I became a fan of Colleen Oakes in reading the first book in this series, QUEEN OF HEARTS. Yes, this is the retelling of Alice in Wonderland. It feels fresh because the focus is on how the Queen became so evil. It is hard not […]
Series: Queen of Hearts #1
Also in this series: Blood of Wonderland
Published by HarperCollins on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Royalty, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Adaptations, Classics
Also by this author: Blood of Wonderland
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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.
This was an awesome read. I love Wonderland and Queen of Hearts tells the story of Dinah. I love her beginnings as a girl who just wants approval from her father. There is much more going on in Wonderland when a half-sister comes out of nowhere and threatens Dinah’s crown. Queen of Hearts […]
Published by HarperCollins on April 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Horror, Love & Romance, Horror & Ghost Stories
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Think twice before you make a wish in this imaginative, twisted, and witty new novel from the author of Another Little Piece.
When Lennie brings a few jars of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s house party, she has everyone who drinks it make a wish. It’s tradition. So is the toast her uncles taught her: “May all your wishes come true, or at least just this one.”
The thing is, those words aren’t just a tradition. The next morning, every wish—no matter how crazy—comes true. And most of them turn out bad. But once granted, a wish can’t be unmade . . .
Lennie (a girl with an unfortunate name) lives with her three uncles and her comatose mother. Her uncles sell moonshine for a living. After her best friend, Dylan, dies Lennie is devastated. Lennie decides to steal some of her uncle’s moonshine and crash the biggest party of the year. She is only trying […]
This was a lot darker then I thought it would be. The protagonist is sheltered and lives in a tower. After an eclipse came and altered the dark and light of earth, Luna was born. Luna was a princess, but her parents were killed off quickly by the bloodthirsty king. A couple who […]
This is a hard review to write. The background is complicated. I really enjoyed this book. The protagonist is a kick ass assassin (or clipper, as they call them in this story). She has been training since birth to kill. She kills quickly and with honor for the goddess who demands a blood […]
I was so excited to read this story. The cover is beautiful and the tale is complex with language and writing as it’s theme. Raisa was a conflicted character. Although she is a slave, she is one of the most privileged slaves in the kingdom. She studies the lower and higher order language […]
I have to say, I was so excited to read this book. It has a beautiful cover and an interesting tagline. It is pretty good right from the start. Dreamland had a really unique concept and kept my attention to the very end. I have no idea how to tell you about this […]