Blood of Wonderland

Blood of Wonderland

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062409768
Branch Call Number: Y FIC OAKE
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jun 14, 2019

In this second novel, author Colleen Oakes delves even more deeply into her interpretation of Wonderland. Full of magic, enemies, and possible friends, this book maps out the strange and wondrous Twisted Wood and the hidden Yurkei city of Hu-Yuhar.

With Dinah on the run from her deranged father, the future looks bleak. It seems too good to be true when the king’s best tracker finds her and then decides to help her. More is going on behind the scenes of Dinah’s life than she realizes. Who can she trust in this new world? Is there any chance to reclaim her crown?

With great depth of writing, Colleen Oakes guides us through Wonderland, but also the tumultuous heart of a girl as she turns into a fierce, strong woman. If you want more of this deliciously fierce, magical world and all of the characters, pick up this book and continue to follow Dinah’s journey.

Apr 27, 2017

Fantastic fantastic fantastic! A fantastic (bet you weren't expecting that) sequel to the first. All will be revealed...

Mar 17, 2017

After being exiled from Wonderland thanks to her father, the King, Dinah’s rage grows stronger by each day as she waits to see who would take her rightful place. As her fire continues growing, Sir Gorrann teaches her to survive and fight and for the first time, she has hope that she will be able to quench her thirst for revenge. As they march across Wonderland, barely dodging the King’s soldiers, Dinah is reunited with Cheshire, who claims he has valuable information about her and her mother. After they allied with the Yurkei warriors, Dinah must decide whether or not bringing justice to her family is worth the many lives that will be lost. This was a fast-paced adventure that kept me on my toes. It beautifully connected to the previous novel with even more twists than before. I also love how we got to see a spoiled princess turn into a lethal weapon fueled by rage. Rating: 5/5
@Iron_Rose of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
This book got a lot better than the first one by a huge step. Usually, sequels aren't as good as the first books but clearly this is an exception. I found Dinah's struggles at the palace too microscopic for the Future Queen of Hearts, in all honesty. After being forced to escape the King (her father), who savagely murdered her brother and blamed it on her, Dinah's issues become visible on a larger scale as she now fights not only for her own future but for those around her as well. Truthfully I didn't really like Wardley until he let himself get stabbed for her in the second book, but the lack of him and their romance was enough to push me away and let me predict what they would end up as (together, or not). Excellent book! 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 25, 2017

3.5 - Why don't I have the last book in this series? I want to see how this all ends. This was the middle book in the series, it was clearly a transition novel. But I knew that going in so it was a little easier to swallow. It took rather a while to get started, however; the scenes with her going through the forest alone were boring and I didn't really start to get into it until Gorrann arrived. But once he did, I enjoyed it much more. Very much reminding me of a YA, Queen of the Tearling especially now with her relationship with her father, the new mentorship and the discovering more about her past. I want to see how this war is going to end.


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Sep 05, 2017

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