Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige
Publisher: HarperCollins
Goodreads Summary: 
In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Dorothy Must Die, who is good—and who is actually Wicked? The Wicked Will Rise is perfect for fans of richly reimagined fairy tales and classic tales like Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles and Gregory Maguire’s Wicked.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz. But it wasn’t like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, but she was now a ruthless dictator. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They’d joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me.

My mission? Kill Dorothy. Except my job as assassin didn’t work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn’t wait to leave behind might be in danger.

Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down—and try to figure out what I’m really doing here.
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: 
The Wicked Will Rise followed on from Dorothy Must Die, and the the consequences were revealed. Amy is now on a new quest. Separated from the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, she discovers more that is not supposed to be. The Wicked Will Rise is just as strong as the prequel, Dorothy Must Die. Loyalties are questions further, new characters are introduced, and the quest to kill Dorothy continues at a fast pace.

Amy Gumm is a really good heroine. Flawed, as expected but I really saw her develop in this book; discovering more about herself, and realising who she is and who she will become. Nox is a minor character in this book, even more so than in Dorothy Must Die. He appears in the second half of the book, and answers some of the questions I wondered from Dorothy Must Die. He also proves that he is loyal to a fault.

The Wicked Will Rise is even better than Dorothy Must Die, in that we see more character development and I felt that it had a much more improved story line and more plot twists. This series is suitable for all, whether you know about Oz or not.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
Paperback
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Recommended for: Fans of retellings

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