English Title: Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet on My Heart
Japanese Title: ダイヤの国のアリス~ベット・オン・マイ・ハート~ — Daiya no Kuni no Arisu: Betto on Mai Haato
Author: Sana Shirakawa, QuinRose
Illustrator: Nana Fumitsuki, Aoi Kurihara
Translator: William Flanagan
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Original Run: 2013
English Run: 2014
Japanese Publisher: Ichijinsha
English Publisher: Seven Seas
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback – $12
Synopsis: After another Wonderland “move” throws Alice into the Country of Diamonds, she’s in for a nasty surprise: in Diamonds, none of her old friends recognize her! A routine trip to Hatter Mansion ends with Eliot’s gun in her face and a trip to the Hatter’s dungeon. As Alice tries to figure out the new dangerous reality of the Country of Diamonds—including the possibility that it’s stuck somewhere in the past—Blood develops interest in her, and tentatively offers her protection in his country. But this isn’t the Mad Hatter Alice is used to: this Blood seems younger, lacking his usual confidence, and struggling to run his Mafia organization. He’s also obsessed with her relationship with the “other” Blood Dupre, even while he and Alice become much more intimate.
Note on Continuity: This light novel is part of a larger franchise known as Alice in the Country of Hearts, which started as a visual novel. There have been many other tie-in novels released in Japan, which you can read about here. There are also a variety of manga adaptations–many of which have been released in English. Some are published by Seven Seas, while others are published by Yen Press (Hearts, Rabbit, and Diamonds).
If you liked Alice in the Kingdom of Diamonds, you might also want to try…
- My Favorite Song: The Silver Siren — trapped in a fantasy world
- The Twelve Kingdoms — trapped in a fantasy world
- Hot Gimmick S — part of a shoujo franchise
- Kitchen Princess — part of a shoujo franchise
Note: The header image is from a manga adaptation by Soumei Hoshimo.
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