The Wicked Will Rise – Danielle Paige

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The Wicked Will RiseDanielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die #2
Div 4 and up
Received: Library
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
4.5/5 stars

 This was an excellent second installment in the Dorothy Must Die series. Amy’s adventures in Oz pick up right where we left off at the end of the first book. We had ended with so many last minute questions, realizing that there was far more to this story than just Dorothy becoming corrupted by magic.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Pete and Ozma’s characters, as well as the time away from the Order of the Wicked. This gave Amy, as well as the reader, more time to process the concepts of right and wrong (and Good and Wicked), as well as how much Amy actually knew about what was going on.

As I’ve said before, one of my favourite things (in books) is the feeling of complete and utter betrayal. It means that the author has done an excellent job of pulling me in, as well as creating a sense of trust between myself and a fictional character. So much so, that I actually feel a sense of betrayal when that character turns out to be not all that we thought they’d be. It’s glorious.

All in all, this was an excellent installment in our adventures in Oz. I read this book in one day (which I haven’t done in a while), and I moved right away to Yellow Brick War. Which was also excellent. But more on that in its own post.


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