Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dorothy Must Die {book review}

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still a road of yellow brick—but even that's crumbling.
What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas. I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I've been trained to fight. And I have a mission: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain. Take the Lion's courage. And—Dorothy must die.

This is a retelling of the sequel to The Wizard of Oz - The Emerald City of Oz.  Dorothy came back to Oz and became a Hitler-like dictator.  Poor Oz was turned into a Nazi Germany like place to live, with fear and death everywhere. 

This story is really good and I enjoyed the new take on this classic tale!  I knew that this was not a standalone piece, but I couldn't help my rooting for Amy during her fight scenes and maybe dropping some F bombs when things didn't go the way I wanted.  I'm currently waiting for the second installment of the series, The Wicked Will Rise, to come out in paperback!  I can't wait to continue the story!!!

I rated this book a 4/5 bookworms!  

Nerdy Links

Dorothy Must Die

The Wicked Will Rise

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