Oct 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (151)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

I heart fairy tale retellings. There's something about them that's just so fun and magical, and it's always interesting to see how an author will twist a tale you already knew. So it totally makes sense that I'm waiting on this Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retelling this week. I've already read this author's Peter Pan retelling, and oh my gosh, it was so good. So this book with a stunning cover, I want it.

TitleQueen of Hearts
Authors: Colleen Oakes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publishing Date: May 3, 2016
Pages: 320
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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.

Are you waiting on a retelling this week?


  1. Oh I love this cover! I'm always game for a fairy tale story. What I'm Waiting On

  2. Why have I not heard of this... I love re-tellings and twist on classics. And of course Alice in Wonderland is one of my favs. But to heard about the future queen of hearts in her past sounds very interesting. Thank you for sharing this. I will totally be looking out for it.

    Carolyn @#GeekGirlBooks

  3. Oh my, this cover is gorgeous! I love that this is from the future Queen of Hearts POV -- I haven't seen that before! Here's mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2015/10/28/wow-the-gap-of-time-modern-shakespeare/

  4. Ohhhh my god! Alice in Wonderland stuff is amazing and I can't get enough of retellings in general! Didn't know about this one though, so thanks a lot for sharing! Immediately found it's way on my TBR list! :D

    Here's my WoW! :)
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  5. Ummm. I love fairytale retellings so much but this is the first I'm seeing this one!! I hope you enjoy it, thank you for introducing me :)
    Here's my wow!

  6. That's a great cover! I love retellings too, I'll have to add this to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy reading!

  7. This is new to me and it sounds awesome! I love the cover, too! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  8. Thank you for putting this on my radar! It sounds AMAZING!!!! I also love the cover. I will definitely be putting this on my wishlist.

  9. I'm very intrigued by the premise for this, and I hadn't heard of this book before, so great pick! I wonder if it would help to have read the original Wonderland stories, or if you can kind of go into it with only the Disney-fied version in your head. I'll definitely be on the lookout for this. Thanks!

    Here's My WoW.

  10. I love a good retelling and Alice in Wonderland was one of my all-time favorites as a kid. Definitely adding this to the TBR!

  11. This sounds really good, and I love a good retelling. Thanks for posting!


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