Teaser Tuesday – 26th April 2016

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:
Queen of Hearts – Book 1 of the Queen of Hearts Saga – by Colleen Oakes
76%: In a week, she would be the queen, but all Dinah could feel was the heavy stone of guilt,queenofhearts pressing hard against her chest, heavier with each passing day. She gratefully surrendered to sleep, night after night, as the stars whirled above.

BLURB: 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.

This dystopian take of Alice in Wonderland is a tension-filled account of court life where no one trusts anyone else. I’ve enjoyed watching characters from Lewis Carroll’s original book pop up in unexpected places, in unexpected guises…

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      • No… I’ve just had a look and you’re absolutely right – it is the same author. Having read ‘Queen of Hearts’ I’m not surprised her take on the Peter Pan story was dark… Did you enjoy it?

      • The descriptions were a little long winded at times for me but otherwise yes I liked it a lot. Unfortunately it ended on a cliffhanger so I’m waiting on the next one.

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