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The Wicked Will Rise

The Wicked Will RiseThe Wicked Will Rise

By Danielle Paige

Series: Dorothy Must Die #2
Source Library

Published by Harper Collins
on March 31, 2015


Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.
To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die....

But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn't wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?

I’m going to keep this short, because I don’t like to spend too much time on here talking about a book I didn’t enjoy.

That’s the sad truth: I simply didn’t enjoy reading this book. I loved the first in the series, Dorothy Must Die, which I think is why I didn’t DNF this book even though it wasn’t grabbing me. I was looking for the same sense of magic, intrigue, and excitement that I found in Dorothy Must Die, but for some reason, the story and characters in The Wicked Will Rise fell totally flat for me.

I liked the darkness of the story, and the must mystery surrounding a couple of intriguing characters was cleared up, but I’m hard-pressed to think about anything else that I really liked. There wasn’t anything I disliked either, it was more that I felt kind of meh and uninterested as I read.

I do want to read the next book, because I still have to know how it all ends. If you loved Dorothy Must Die, check this sequel out to see where the story goes. I think I’m in the minority by not liking this book, so if you’ve read it, I want to know what you thought! Did you love it? Were you disappointed? Let me know!


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