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Queen of Hearts

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Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

(Book 1 in The Queen of Hearts series)

When an enchanting stranger arrives at Wonderland Palace, Princess Dinah, the future Queen of Hearts, is launched into Wonderland's dangerous political game. She must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she'll lose not just the crown but her head.

This is not the story of the Wonderland that we know. It is a much darker tale. There is no Alice, the White Rabbit is Dinah's trusty Paige, and the Mad Hatter is her odd little brother. This is a Wonderland where beneath each smile lies a secret, each tart comes with a demand, and only prisoners tell the truth, in muddled rhymes. 

The story is fast paced and full of twists and turns as Dinah uncovers layer after layer of the darker side of her tyrannical father and her future kingdom. But a word of warning, be sure to have the sequel - Blood of Wonderland - on hand, because the book ends in the middle of something pivotal to the story. I was left a bit puzzled, eager to know what will happen next. 

If you like suspenseful tales and fractured fairytales then this is a series for you!