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Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts | Colleen Oakes
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.
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At first it felt like it was going to be a slow read. But as I read more and more of the book, I got more into it. It felt exciting to read it, I felt I was getting a rush from the story. I couldn‘t wait to see how it ended. I‘m so excited about the next book in the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#QueenOfHearts #ColleenOakes #QueenOfHeartsSaga #book #books #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Retellings 💗💗💗💗💗

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brit91 Awww I love this picture! It's beautiful!!😍📚 3w
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vivastory I am Wardley Quintrell 😂 1mo
onceuponabookpanda Hatta Frabjous 1mo
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Texreader
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I just added the tagged book to my #Litsyatoz records. I‘ve started books for #letterU and #letterX. So that leaves just three letters to go, O, Y, and Z, for which I already have books lined up! Barring a catastrophe I will finish this challenge much earlier than my normal crunch in November-December.

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I finally finished this YA #letterQ book for #litsyatoz. Not any genre I‘d normally read, I read this only because it started with Q, BUT I liked it! It‘s a very good origin story about a royal heroine—and would be a successful story within any genre. I even liked the fantastical elements such as a well-done make-believe animal/character near the end. This appears to be the first in a trilogy. I will keep reading...

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I bailed on my last #LetterQ book for #litsyatoz so I borrowed this one from my daughter. Hoping this one sticks.

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Pogue
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Thank you so much @dlowe86 everything arrived perfectly! I am so excited to read these and you sent the whole trilogy! #cupidgoespostal @BookishMarginalia

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HOTPock3tt
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📚 Queen of Hearts (tagged book)
🎥 Where the heart is (googled this one)
🎵 Heart Attack - Demi Lovato!! 🤗

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💘💙💘 6mo
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Christinak
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An #intelligent girl like you can‘t be surprised. #QuotsyJan19

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LauraBrook 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
BridgetteM Great job! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
vkois88 👍👍👍👍 8mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 8mo
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Birdsong28
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Thank you @kaye for this lovely gift 😀😘📚📖

#kindlitsy

jenniferw88 I've hopefully just sent you an Alison Weir book! 8mo
Birdsong28 Yes I got that thank you 😘📚📖 @jenniferw88 8mo
jenniferw88 @Birdsong28 it was my first attempt at doing it & forgot to put who it was from lol! Enjoy x 8mo
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Birdsong28 @kaye I wasn't able to access it as we are in different countries and I have had a look on the Amazon website and its to do with copyright laws 📚📖 8mo
Kaye I was wondering if it‘d work. I can‘t do much with it from my end, but if you go to Amazon chat I think they‘ll direct you with a way to choose something else in place of it. I hope you can get it figured out. 8mo
Birdsong28 Thanks @kaye I just don't want it wasted 📚📖 8mo
Kaye So sorry @Birdsong28 I‘ve been on Amazon chat for an hour. I had to cancel it as they said there‘s not a way to do kindle books overseas. Very sorry 😔 8mo
Birdsong28 @kaye thanks for trying. I emailed them and they said the same thing it's ok. Thank you so much for the gesture 😘📚📖 8mo
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How do you beat the Monday blues? Well, you find a wonderful surprise #jb #litsylove 📦 on your doorstep! Thank you so much @vkois88 ! This was an amazing and thoughtful gift. Beetlejuice is now hanging out with my weeping angel on my horror shelf. I really wanted to start this Queen of Hearts book series. They are now on my fairy tale shelf. And you are right, the yarn does look like the Chesire 🐱.This was so sweet of you. Thank you so much!👇

MaleficentBookDragon And @vkois88 you are so welcome for the #coffeebeanbookclub packages. I love putting them together for you each month. 8mo
vkois88 Yay!! I'm so glad it all got there okay & you like it all ❤❤❤ 8mo
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Also added this trilogy to my collection! This has been recommended to me by a TON of people!! It‘s a story about Wonderland! Who doesn‘t love Wonderland?? I can‘t wait to read these!!! If you have already read these I would love to hear what you thought!

Birdsong28 Read this series next 9mo
BookaholicNatty @Birdsong28 omg this looks sooooooo good!!! Thanks for telling me about it! ❤️😘 9mo
Birdsong28 @BookaholicNatty There are 8 in the series. Enjoy 😀📚📖 9mo
BookaholicNatty @birdsong28 Yay!!!!!! More books to read!!! ❤️ 9mo
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bg_reads How are you liking it so far? I've been eyeing this series for a while! 9mo
VioletMoonBooks @cbwaug I‘ve haven‘t started yet 9mo
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Loved this trilogy!❤️
If you‘re in the mood for a gritty, real-feeling Wonderland, you‘ll enjoy this. It‘s what I wanted Heartless to be—complete with Black Panther vibes💕

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-Tagged book I guess 🤔
-Kate Quinn (this might be a cheat since I haven‘t actually finished ‘The Alice Network‘ 😅)
-Quantum leap
-Quail eggs (they are good with pho, Hmong food & any any kind of noodle)
#ManicMonday #LetterQ @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 9mo
AlaMich I LOVED Quantum Leap!! And I hardly ever meet anyone who has even heard of it. I had a mad crush on Scott Bakula! 😂 9mo
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A day late and a dollar short. Now I need to find the challenges for this month.

#OctStats

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beachbookworm7
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How is everyone doing? I really enjoyed the second and third books in this series when I read it last year. The Queen of Hearts is my favorite villain and I love reading different retellings. Any recommendations? Heartless by Marissa Meyer is my absolute favorite!! ♥️

Day 12 #OctInBooks18 (The Sequel Is Better)

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #vscocam #yabooks #yalit #bookishthings #reader #blogger #bookish #readmore #bookworm #bookaholic

Tahoe I know about this one, but haven't read it so far. 10mo
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MommyOfTwo
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My #CoffeeBeanBookClub box came today from @Avanders Thank you, I love everything! The espresso filled chocolates are so good!

WhatThePuck ♥️♥️ The Bone Season! 11mo
BethM @Avanders is the best! 11mo
Avanders Yay! I'm glad you liked everything & glad you like the espresso candies! 👏🏽👏🏽💖💖 aww @BethM right back atcha!! 🤗🤗 11mo
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Well, I was warned 😕lol. I DID really like the world building + descriptions of Wonderland and the cards etc. And I was shocked about who the villain eventually was... but this was soo slow in the middle. Actually nothing much happened anywhere in the story. Also the main character wasn‘t captivating. None of the characters really were 🙁 I didn‘t want to bail, but if you‘re not ALREADY in love with Wonderland you might want to pass on this one.

HOTPock3tt Also the mad hatter was her BROTHER? WTH was THAT?! 😫 12mo
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Day 5: The Sequel Is Better #juneinbooks18
I probably have said this before but the second and third books of the Queen of Hearts Saga are better than the first book. I wasn‘t even sure I was going to continue with the series but I‘m glad I did. Which sequel is better to you?

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #vscocam #totalbooknerd #yabooks #bookishthings #reader #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #readmore #bookishfeatures #bookphotography #bookworm

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Every time I see this picture today, I just think evil Queen of hearts from any Alice retelling.

SarahKat84 Hahaha. That was my first thought too! Only most queen of hearts have better tailoring than this dress 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa One more reason why I will never be trendy, fashion forward, or couture crazy. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am right there with you! Give me jeans & a nerdy t-shirt any day 1y
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hermyknee I just looked up this picture to figure out why she was dressed like that - apparently that‘s a Dolce & Gabbana gown and she‘s wearing a nativity scene on her head. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee yep. They had a catholic symbolism theme for the night. There were some funky dresses. Some beautiful some just weird. 1y
Eggs Is this who I think it is?? Oddness 1y
LibrarianRyan @Eggs Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Gala last night. 1y
cobwebmoth I thought Blake Lively looked amazing, though. 1y
IheartYA 😂😂😂 1y
LibrarianRyan @cobwebmoth I agree. My fav of the night. The other I really liked was the actress from Quantico. Simple, but beautiful. 1y
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Starting this audiobook! Reading along.

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Has anyone read this one? Did u like it?

Tanisha_A Oh this picture! 😶👌♥ 1y
Caseynicole44 It‘s on by TBR pile 1y
Gissy No 1y
Aga_reads @Tanisha_A aw thanks so much 😊💖 1y
Aga_reads @Caseynicole44 cool, let me know if you read it 😊 1y
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I‘d definitely recommend this book! Colleen Oakes put a good spin on Wonderland and it‘s Queen. One to the second book!!

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I‘m a lover of Alice in Wonderland, and this is the first ‘retelling‘ I‘ve read. I enjoyed the story for the most part, but found Dinah to be a bit annoying at several points in the story.

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I hate when I make mistakes in my logs.

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Ajgman98
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Just finished the indigo spell, now onto another Alice in wonderland rewrite. So excited to start another one of these series.

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I wasn‘t a fan. The main character acted like she was 5. The world lacked the “whimsical-ness” of wonderland. Nothing exciting happened. Time jumped around without explanation.

abbsinwonderland Oh, no 😔 2y
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✨It's a little hard to see (I was trying to hide my cluttered stand 😂) buuut my mom got me the cutest little tea leaf thingy! It's the same of a tea kettle. I'm a huuuuge fan of leaf tea and tea sets so it's absolutely perfect for me. 😍 Goes just right with a good book, some good bookish waxes, and some Chocolate Monkey leaf tea! 🙈☕💜

SincerelySelina I have the same cup!😍 2y
abbsinwonderland @SincerelySelina Fellow OwlCrate subscriber?! 😆💜 2y
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Cityofamber

Is the main character 5 because she‘s acting like it. 🙄 also I‘m trying REALLY hard not to compare it to Heartless but finding it hard since the general idea is the same (prequel retelling of the Queen of hearts)

abbsinwonderland Ohhh noo. This was gonna be my next read.. although I keep reading them, I rarely find a very good retelling 😔 2y
Cityofamber @abbsinwonderland I feel like it's one people either love or don't like... 😂😬🙄 2y
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KABlalock
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Couldn‘t put this book down! Almost done with Blood of Wonderland! Love all things Wonderland!

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy ! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Kaye Thank you for the follow. Welcome 🌷 1y
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bookish_wookish
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The December Unicorn Crate! We got a whole series in this box! Super excited to read this trilogy!

GypsyKat Soooo Awesome!!! 😍😍😍 2y
dreabooksit I've heard of that series before. You will have to say if it's any good 2y
bookish_wookish Im hoping its good! Ive been known to give up after the first book! 😂 @dreabooksit 2y
autumn_kyla Oh my goodness, I need this in my life!! 😍 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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Trying to get my life organized. I decided to put all the #ermadlibs books in one place so I will be more motivated to read them. The only ones missing are rebel Mechanics which is @ work and Night Circus which I have either burrows or my brother nabbed. Either way if I don't find it Heads will RoLL!😁

398.2 “Heads will roll” 🤣🤣 2y
Bookzombie 😂😂 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Meddling Kids is brilliant (but not “light” per se). 😊😊😊 2y
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Y'all, I am just so happy right now. @Chemisecure and I have a proper book shelf in the bedroom now! No more piles everywhere.

mrozzz 😄🤓☺️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed parts of Queen of Hearts. The word that is created is definitely different than the Wonderland I have loved. The created world was well imagined and I really like how it seemed realistic, but still kept the Wonderland quality. I would consider this book a great read for those who really enjoy retellings. Goodreads.com/JessikaB, justravelingpages.wordpress.com, or justravelingpages on Tumblr