Sunday, February 14, 2016

Harper Summer 2016 Tour

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 3rd, 2016
320 pages


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.

Part epic fantasy, part twisted fairy tale, this dazzling saga will have readers shivering as Dinahs furious nature sweeps Wonderland up in the maelstrom of her wrath.

Familiar characters such as Cheshire, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter make their appearance, enchanting readers with this new, dark take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.



Colleen Oakes is the author of books for both teens and adults, including The Elly in Bloom Series, The Queen of Hearts Saga (Harper Collins 2016) 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 writing or plotting new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling and totally immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She currently at work on another YA fantasy series and a stand-alone YA novel.




Hey guys! I am super excited to be participating in the Harper Summer 2016 Tour! For one, I actually reviewed Queen of Hearts exactly 2 years ago! You can find my review here, which turned out to be my first ARC review (so exciting haha!). Also at that time, it was published under a different company, and it also had a different cover.

Obviously, I am excited that Queen of Hearts will be publishing under HarperTeen, where I hope it will get SO MUCH MORE PUBLICITY.

A Harper Teen Summer 2016 Catalog prize pack of 45 books* (US Only)

*Titles not included: The Crown by Kiera Cass, Escape from Asylum by Madeline Roux, Sing by Vivi Greene, The Countdown by Kimberly Derting, & United As One by Pittacus Lore

In addition to the one massive prize winner, we will also have 4 winners who will be able to select 3 titles they want from the Summer 2016 Catalog.

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5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Winter 2016 Catalog (US Only)

5 books are: Front Lines by Michael Grant, Revenge & the Wild by Michelle Modesto, The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks, Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin, & The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

How to enter: Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Summer 2016 Tour (a total of 50). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to: HarperTeenTour@gmail.com

The Daily Word From My Blog Is: in

Prize Rules:

1. Winner must have a valid US mailing address to receive the prize
2. Winner must be over 13
3. Only one (1) entry per person for Prize #2 – duplicates will be deleted.
4. Only a completed phrase will be accepted as an entry – do not email each word/phrase daily. Wait until you have the complete saying and then email in.
5. All email submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST 3/31/2016.
6. Winners will be selected 4/1/2016 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another is selected.
7. Participating blogs and bloggers are not responsible for unsent, damaged, and/or stolen prizes offered by the publisher.


Leap Year Giveaway - 4 of the most anticipated ARCs from Summer 2016 (US Only)

Books are: My Lady Jane, Ivory & Bone, The Crown's Game and This Savage Song

How to enter:

This giveaway will only run on February 29, 2016. The rafflecopter form will work for 24 hours and a winner will be chosen on March 1, 2016.

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Val's Own Giveaway of Queen of Hearts ARC (US & International!)

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Lastly, you can RSVP for the first ever Facebook Authors Chat where you will have a chance to win more books and goodies! The cat will be on 2/16/2016 at 8PM EST. Click HERE for more info!