Saturday, February 11, 2017

Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes

  • Series: Queen of Hearts (Book 2)
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (January 31, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 006240976X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062409768


Revolution is rising in Wonderland. Dinah’s battle has begun.
Dinah has been exiled from Wonderland. The vicious father she always feared has framed her for the brutal murder of her brother and turned the kingdom against her.
Now hiding in the lush and mysterious Twisted Wood with only her war steed at her side, Dinah is faced with a choice—to leave Wonderland forever, or stay and fight her father for the throne.
When a chance encounter with one of her father’s long-lost enemies brings Dinah more allies than she ever could have imagined, war starts to feel inevitable. But before Dinah can lead her people into combat, she must confront certain truths about her heart and her destiny—no matter how dark those truths may be.

I found Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes to be well written with characters that are exciting and dynamic. The plot was interesting and full of twists and turns that really surprised me. It was really interesting to delve into Wonderland's history (fable though it is) and begin to understand how Dinah became the  "Queen of Hearts" we know so well in the original story. 

Overall, I feel this book has merit and is worth reading. Still, I have to share that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I had the first one. The reason is purely personal ... it ended up being a bit too dark and violent for my taste. 

I've rated this book a 3.5 Stars because it really is my personal preferences that affected how I responded to book.  I encourage you all to read Blood of Wonderland and find out if it's a winner for you! 😊   

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for the opportunity to review this novel. 

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