Review: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

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Review: Queen of Hearts by Colleen OakesQueen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts Saga #1) Published by HarperTeen on May 3rd 2016
Pages: 306

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.


What just happened?…..


Did something happen?


Did I miss it ?


Ummm. This one just wasn’t for me? Ummm yea. No, this book just left me blah. I felt nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero!!!


I had, major issues with this book. From the beginning of Queen of Hearts. I was irritated with Dinah! Holy crap, can she be any more annoying!!!? I seriously wanted to shake this girl. Talk about a pampered, whiny, little brat! Dinah was not a strong female character. She had no courage and she lacked confidences to me.

My other issue was the plot. If you sit back after you read the book. Tell me, besides the world build. Did everything make sense to you? Didn’t it feel like shit just happened out of nowhere with no explanation? Mmm? no? just me? oh well.

I’m sure others will love it. But, I myself can’t love a character that whines and lacks courage. To me, the story loses its potential. I become irritated and that gets me into a bad mood and it’s all downhill from there, lol.
It’s hard to keep reading a book like that. I know most of you will probably disagree with me and that is fineeeeeee. To each their own. I will say this, the world build WAS great! Wonderland was beautiful. I’m not gonna lie. It was there, everything was in this book. But, the damn, annoying, character!

And that’s, that. I really tried, and I really did. But my god. I couldn’t anymore. I have too many books that need my time.


Posted August 12, 2016 by Helena Reads in Reviews / 0 Comments


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