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Colleen Oakes

Biography

Colleen Oakes

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, blogging, decluttering or totally immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She currently at work on the final Elly novel and another YA fantasy series. 

Colleen Oakes

Books by Colleen Oakes

by Colleen Oakes - Crime, Fiction, Law, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

The enigmatic Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who have hurt girls and women for years. The killer of Thea's cousin went free, and Thea has just received an invitation to join the Black Coats' balancings --- acts of revenge meant to teach a lesson. Justice for Natalie has never felt so close. But as the balancings escalate in brutality, Thea’s clear-cut mission begins to unravel and she must decide just how far she is willing to go for justice. Because when the line between justice and revenge is paper thin, it’s hard not to get cut.

by Colleen Oakes - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Young Adult 14+
Dinah has lost everyone she ever loved. Her brother was brutally murdered. The wicked man she believed was her father betrayed her. Her loyal subjects have been devastated by war. And the boy she gave her heart to broke it completely. Now a dark queen has risen out of the ashes of her former life. Fury is blooming inside Dinah, poisoning her soul and twisting her mind. All she has left is Wonderland and her crown, and her obsession to fight for both. But the war rages on and Dinah could inherit a blood-stained throne.
by Colleen Oakes - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

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.

by Colleen Oakes - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 13+
WENDY DARLING: SEAS finds Wendy and Michael aboard the dreaded Sudden Night, a dangerous behemoth sailed by the infamous Captain Hook and his blood-thirsty crew. In this exotic world of mermaids, spies and pirate-feuds, Wendy finds herself struggling to keep her family above the waves. Hunted by the twisted boy who once stole her heart and struggling to survive in the whimsical Neverland sea, returning home to London now seems like a distant dream --- and the betrayals have just begun.
by Colleen Oakes - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 13+
Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London ---  as well as a budding romance with Booth --- the neighborhood bookseller's son. But one night, while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children's nursery, and --- dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers --- they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning into Neverland, an intoxicating island of freedom. 
by Colleen Oakes - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult 12+
This is not the story of the Wonderland we know. Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father’s approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland’s dangerous political game. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she’ll lose not just the crown but her head.