Blood of Wonderland

Blood of Wonderland The queen will rise 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

  • Title: Blood of Wonderland
  • Author: Colleen Oakes
  • ISBN: 9780062409768
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The queen will rise.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 She could leave Wonderland forever or return and fight her father for herThe queen will rise.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 She could leave Wonderland forever or return and fight her father for her throne a fight she knows would only result in bloodshed.When a chance encounter with one of her father s long lost enemies brings Dinah 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.Revolution is rising in Wonderland.Dinah s battle has begun.

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    1. I do like this series overall, but this book itself was a bit too slow for me. It's mostly the bridge between the first and third books.The story starts with Vittiore on the throne, the people of Wonderland believing that Dinah killed Charles, and the king hunting for her and raising taxes to fortify the city. Dinah meets a a Spade in the forest who sides with her in his quest for vengeance, but the story doesn't really get moving until at least 20%. The Spade starts to train her and they meet u [...]

    2. 4.5 starsI read the first book in this series awhile back and I did enjoy it. I love some evil queen stories so I was intrigued to see where the author would go with this. To read this book I honestly think you do have to read the first one The Wonder. This one takes up right where we left off in the first book. Diana has been exiled and is being chased by her asshole father the king.It's hard to review this book without going all spoileryd it's shaping up to be one of my favorite fairy tale re- [...]

    3. (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“I am the Queen of Hearts, she thought, and I will take my throne.”This was a YA fantasy story, which picked up where the previous book left off.Dinah was an okay character in this, and I was surprised at how long she lasted in the woods on her own.The storyline in this basically involved Dinah running away from her father’s men who were hunting her down in the woods, with a little bit of help from a [...]

    4. oh my freaking god guys!Blood of Wonderland did not disappoint. I'm obsessed with this series! Dinah, aka THE QUEEN, is such a bad ass. A lovable bad ass. She learns how to fight and last long enough in the woods without dying. She is reunited with the love of her life only to have her heart stomped on repeatedly. God, boys can be so freaking stupid sometimes. You do you Wardley. (view spoiler)[I hope you die in the next book - just saying (hide spoiler)]I need to see the evil side of Dinah now [...]

    5. 2.5 stars?After the set up of of book one, I was pretty excited to get to this one. Sadly, it was a bit disappointing.This book felt like filler disguised as background stories. My main problem is that I thrive on dialogue and this was a lot of being in Dinah's head. She's still working out how to become queen and not a petulant brat, but even recognizing that, I struggled to root for her and her journey.Overall, it was a quick read with a couple of interesting points, but mostly quite underwhel [...]

    6. 3.75/4 stars maybe?2nd book in the Queen of Hearts Saga, an Alice in Wonderlad retellingThis was really good. Part of me likes the first one better, but this was alright. Dinah has somewhat improved as a character, but it wasnt much. She just got more violent. I really enjoyed the description of the world and Wonderland sounds so beautiful. There was a "major plot twist" that I feel like I should've seen coming, but never did so it was amazing. But they way that twist layed out was.weird. It was [...]

    7. *3.5 stars There were some parts of the book that I found boring but I really enjoyed the magical aspects of Wonderland in this book. And, of course, I'm excited to see what occurs next.

    8. This book was everything a sequel should be! It picks up right where the last book ended and you’re immediately thrown into an action packed story! It never slowed down for a minute and there were some really great plot twists thrown in there as well. And the character development. you can see the way everything is shaping Dinah into the person she will eventually become and it is so great to watch! I am beyond excited to read the final book in the series!

    9. Bell, Book & Candle | The Wonder ReviewI have been (impatiently) waiting to get my hands on this book. Although I had a lot to say in my lengthy tirade, most of it unpleasant, I still wanted to read just to find out what happens next. So here I am now writing this review. Book two of the Queen of Hearts trilogy picks up where it left off with Dinah, our protagonist- on the run from her father and deemed a traitor and murderer.I was considerably less annoyed while reading this book, mainly be [...]

    10. If she could not quench the fire burning within her , she would set Wonderland ablaze.Yes, I decided to continue this series even though I had my doubts about it - mainly because I was a bit "meh" about the first novel but also because Alice in Wonderland was never my favorite fairy tale as a kid and retellings of this story have not suited me very well. So what made me continue this story? Actually it has to do with the fact that it's one I can get as audio books and the one reading it is quite [...]

    11. Necesitó el tercero yaaa!!! Me gustó más que el primero, aunque el personaje de Dinah me desespera un poco a veces. Sin duda alguna no confío en muchos personajes

    12. “a dark smile crept across her face as she let the rage she had held back for so long consume her” everyone is fucked now!this was a lot better than the first book, albeit a little slower. half into the book is when it gets real good. with all the twists, and surprises, I was like boooy! (JK maybe) I do want more rage from Dinah. make them suffer, girl! but Wonderland is still wonderful as ever.

    13. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!Actual Rating: 4.5 StarsLast year, I picked up Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes, and I thought it was one of the most impressive and exciting YA fantasy novels that I had read. Even still today, that book remains one of my favorites, so when I had that chance to read the sequel, Blood of Wonderland, I was super excited.When I started reading, I quickly got engrossed in the novel and couldn't put it down - I fin [...]

    14. Después de mucho tiempo por fin nos encontramos con la continuación de Reina de corazones, un retelling de Alicia en el País de las Maravillas centrado en los inicios de Dinah, la Reina de corazones mucho antes de ser considerada una villana. Si recordamos la reseña que escribí en Enero, el libro me gustó muchísimo y le dí cinco estrellas, realmente lo adoré. Y estaba muy emocionada de tener por fin entre mis manos la continuación, pero ahora les contaré por qué ésta segunda parte n [...]

    15. Simplemente ¡Wow! la evolución en Dinah es fascinante. La vemos transformarse de una niña asustada, tonta e ingenua a una guerrera sedienta de venganza, una reina en toda la extensión de la palabra. Este libro está lleno de secretos y misterios que se van revelando haciendo que literalmente te devores las páginas. Vemos las caras ocultas de muchos personajes importantes y las obvias referencias a Alicia en el país de las maravillas resultan emocionantes y muy bien adaptadas. Y el final, o [...]

    16. I'm so legit excited for this book that I'm doing my own version of a happy dance. And it comes out the day before my 30th birthday, so you guys know I'll be picking this up to read at some point.Thank you, thank you NetGalley.

    17. 1.5 starsIn the future, when people ask me what I mean when I say a book suffers from Middle Book Syndrome, I’ll direct them to Blood of Wonderland. If there was ever a sequel which suffered from a complete lack of plotline, it is this one; not a single event that happened within this story did anything more than set up the finale. The entire plotline was a mess. The first 40% of this book is nothing more than Dinah wandering around the Twisted Woods with Morte (and later the Spade), occasiona [...]

    18. "Her life was like nightfire- a place that once burned with bright hope, now nothing more than a flickering blackness, her suffering invisible to the naked eye."With the cover, I wasn't sure if we were reading about Wonderland or about to fight dragons in a Game Of Thrones novel. In life, there are a few rules we live by. 1. Don't be a dick2.Live your own life3. Don't fuck with a classic.This broke rule three and you should see the look of disgust on my face.Dinah is running for her life. The fi [...]

    19. Have you ever read something and thought it should be at least a little boring, but it wasn't at all? Because there was a large chunk in the beginning, I think around 50+ pages, of Dinah wandering through the forest. And surprisingly it was so interesting! She finds a lot of interesting things, and some action happens and it completely worked. I was never bored the entire time I read this book. The pacing was perfect. The author managed to add little touches of weird plants and etc you might fin [...]

    20. YES! YES! YES!I love this series so much. Dinah is in for a real rude awakening after this one. Want to know an origin of our favorite Wonderland villain, the Queen of Hearts? Then you need to pick up this series. Seriously.Full review to come.

    21. So after reading Queen of Hearts, I was so excited to read The Wonder. I managed to get a NetGalley ARC, and for the first time, had it sent to my kindle account (thankfully there's an iPad app). This book was as good as I expected, and now that I've finished it - in one day I might add, I need MOAR.The Wonder continues where The Queen of Hearts left off. Fleeing from her father, The King of Hearts, Dinah goes into the Twisted Woods. Somehow or the other, she, she ends up at the Yurkei (sp?) cam [...]

    22. Exiled, alone and on the run from her Murderous Father, Dinah is lost in the Forests of Wonderland. When word reaches Dinah that Vittiore sits by her Father's side as Queen, Dinah knows she must do the one thing she swore she'd never do, return to her Kingdom and reclaim her crown!What can I say except I loved this book. This series truly keeps getting better and better. Dinah's transformation from privileged, ill tempered heiress to exiled warrior woman was completely magical to witness. It als [...]

    23. This is the story the Queen. It is so much darker than you imagine, and fantastic. This is a magical story about the Queen’s exile from her home. The King has killed her brother and placed her (fake) sister, Vittiore, on the thrown. Dinah is cast out and sets off in the twisted woods. She has few supplies and the king’s Hornhoov, named Morte. Morte is a magical horse-like creature: part beast, part horse, part warrior. She encounters much danger, and wondrous sights. She struggles to survive [...]

    24. I liked this book much more than the first one! The first one was still good, but I had a lot of complaints about it. Mostly the characters were a little lackluster and the only truly fleshed out character, Dinah, was annoying. In this one I felt the characters had much more worth and were given more "screentime". I still found Dinah's ability to witness and put together clues and facts lacking. I also liked that this second book adventures beyond the palace. This author's rendering of Wonderlan [...]

    25. Whoa.That was even more vivid and exciting than the first book.Looking forward to seeing what Ms. Oakes has in store for the final book in the trilogy.

    26. Definitivamente me gusto muchisimo mas que el primero. Es un libro lleno de accion de secretos que se revelan de evolucion sobre todo en Dinah. No puedo esperar a ver como concluye esta trilogia. Sin duda este libro me gusto mucho mas que el primero, nunca me aburrio ni dejo de sorprenderne.

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