Sunday, October 26, 2014

Queen of Hearts: The Wonder vol. 2 by Colleen Oaks


Queen of Hearts
The Wonder vol. 2
by Colleen Oaks

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Just released: September 2014
Publisher: SparkPress
Genre: Fairy Tales, YA
Paperback: 238 pages
Rating: 4

Queen of Hearts series:
The Crown - my review
The Wonder
The Fury - coming February 2015

Book two in the bestselling Queen of Hearts series!

Alone in the wilds of Wonderland, Dinah fights for survival. When she meets the Yurkei, natives she was always taught were the enemy, and finds out she had been lied to all along, Dinah plots to reclaim her throne with their help. Filled with vivid imagery and thrilling action, Dinah’s transformation into a fierce warrior is stunning.

My two-bits:

The mixed feelings I had after reading book one in this series carries over into how I feel about book two.

While I really do not want to like Dinah, because of what she turns out to be (per the mad character in Alice in Wonderland), I am being swayed. It will be interesting to see which way I will go after reading the next book in the series.

This story takes place away from the Wonderland palace and continues to show the darker side of Wonderland. Dinah meets creatures and others that live beyond the palace walls that enlighten her perspective on her world.

I liked how Dinah starts to transform into a warrior of sorts. Looking forward to seeing her in combat action.

Loved how we get the back story of Cheshire and how and who alliances are being formed with.

About the author:
Colleen Oakes is the author of the Elly in Bloom series and the YA fantasy Queen of Hearts Saga, both 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.

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