Dorothy Must Die meets Alice in Wonderland!
This is not a story of happily ever after – it’s the twisted YA origin story of an infamous villain…
Dinah is a princess, the future Queen of Hearts, who will one day reign over Wonderland. Unaware of the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father’s approval and to reign with the boy she loves.
But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, Dinah is launched into the dangers of Wonderland. She must stay one step ahead of her enemies or she’ll lose not just the crown, it will be off with her head!
Evil is brewing in Wonderland, and maybe, most frighteningly, in Dinah herself.
The first in an epic, imaginative series tells the origin of one of the most infamous villains – the Queen of Hearts.
About the author
Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including The Elly in Bloom Series, and The Wendy Darling Saga. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not penning new books, Colleen can be found swimming, travelling, reading or advocating for adoption and literacy.
- ‘Oakes continues to weave literary magic as she pulls you down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland like you’ve never read before.’ NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Chanda Hahn
- ‘Fans of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will enjoy the twists Oakes gives to familiar characters. Heart-stopping action makes the pages fly, and Dinah’s struggle to stay true to herself amid impossible expectations resonates.’ Publishers Weekly