About the Book:
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 Dinah’s 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.
The book will be available on Amazon and the SparkPress website. For more information about Colleen, visit colleenoakes.com. Look for Volume Two of Queen of Hearts, The Wonder, coming soon from SparkPress, a BookSparks imprint.
Colleen Oakes is also the author of the Elly in Bloom series, published via SparkPress, a BookSparks imprint. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son. When not writing, Colleen enjoys swimming, traveling, and immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She is currently at work on the last Elly novel and her second YA fantasy series, Wendy Darling. For more information, visit colleenoakes.com. Connect with Colleen via Facebook (@AuthorColleenOakes) and Twitter (@ColleenBlooms).
“This beautifully written series presents the captivating backstory of the Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and is sure to intrigue both fantasy fans and young adult readers alike.” – Emily Kiebel, author of Serenade
“Fans of Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars will lose themselves in Colleen Oakes’s dark vision of Wonderland, which challenges everything Alice fans thought it was and takes readers on the Queen of Hearts’ journey from adolescence to off with their heads” – Kayleigh Roberts, BOP and Tiger Beat
“Colleen Oakes has written Wonderland like it’s never been written before. If you loved Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, you won’t be able to put down Queen of Hearts.” – Kristin Bustamante, SheKnows.com
"Dinah is a headstrong, spirited princess grappling with a lot of the same issues that even us non-princesses in the real world face— anxiety, confusion, jealousy, anger, and the growing burden of responsibilities that often feel too heavy to bear. The fact that I cared so much about this complex young woman on the cusp of adulthood and can’t wait for the next book is just a testament to the amazing talent of this breakout author.” – Jessica Hickam, author of The Revealed
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