sábado, 7 de febrero de 2015

The Wonder by Colleen Oakes Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 22:00
Title: The Wonder
Series: Queen of Hearts #2
Author: Colleen Oakes
Date Published: September 4th 2014
Publisher: Spark Press

An Exiled Princess.
An Ancient Tribe.
A Dangerous Stranger with Unknown Loyalties.

Dinah, the former Princess of Wonderland Palace, has been chased into the wilds of Wonderland after the brutal murder of her brother and the ruin of her impending crown. Now, as her half-sister Vittiore sits on the throne beside her Father, the brutal King of Hearts, Dinah finds herself alone in the forbidding Twisted Wood with only Morte, a homicidal beast, for company.

Hunted by the King and his army of Cards, Dinah struggles to evade those who long for her head, including Cheshire, the King’s clever advisor, who is slowly tightening his grasp around her. Spurred on by her rising terror, the former Princess finds herself at the center of a web of conspiracy reaching far beyond the Palace and deep into the mysterious Yurkei mountain tribes.
Even with the balance of an entire Kingdom at stake, Dinah knows something that her allies and enemies do not: that the most dangerous conflict of all has already begun as she battles the enticing rage that beckons her ever closer as love slips further from her grasp.

The second book in the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Hearts Saga, The Wonder takes readers back to the most wondrous and curious places in Wonderland, and continues this darkly addictive tale featuring one of the most infamous villains of all time.

But be warned…not every fairy tale has a happy ending.
This is the story of a princess who became a villain.

*I received this book for free via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This series doesn't stop surprising me; I don’t think I can stress enough how I’m not a huge fan of the original Alice in Wonderland be it the book or movies, they’re just not my cup of tea, I’ve never wanted to go to wonderland and the disney version of the movie (The one with Johnny Depp) gives me nightmares. So no one is more surprised than me on how this series has become one of my favorites.

The Things I loved:

-The cover, I have a weakness for covers with pretty dresses on them especially if they look like something a princess might wear.

-Dinah: I usually find myself not liking the main characters and at the end of the first my feelings for Dinah were definitely mixed she blew me away in this book. This is how character growth should be done, not so sudden that it’s not believable and with the person going through the growth having a tough time because let’s face it change is not easy but it took Dinah two books to go from a spoiled insecure Princess to a strong leader that is willing to fight for Wonderland.

-Cheshire: Although Dinah stole the title of favorite character, he is a close second, he is one of the most complex and intriguing characters that I’ve read about, I can’t wait to see all the schemes he has in store for the next book.

World Building: I really liked that we got to see more of the life outside of the palace, and how the other inhabitants of Dinah’s world lived.

Things I didn’t love:

-The fact that I have to wait for the next book, especially after the ending, why do authors do this to me???

Final Rating:    

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