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[Waiting on Wednesday] - #115

     Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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Title: The Wicked Will Rise
   Author: Danielle Paige
   Format: Hardcover
   Release Date: March 31st, 2015

     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?

My Stance:

     This is an extra one this week, it's a bit further out and I don't normally post things this far out, but in this case it's one of those books that hit me in the chest. I was a bit of a fan of the whole Wizard of the Oz back when I was younger, now I'm not saying that I saw it over-abundantly, maybe two or three times. So, when Paige created something that twisted the old tale around. I liked the twist of the tale on how Dorothy actually doomed the land of Oz. It was one of the most unique styles of writing I have seen and the sequel doesn't stray far from it.

     Now the sequel takes off with Amy still on her mission so save Oz and kill Dorothy. The order has vanished and the princess is the only ally that's left, or so it seems. I would bet there are other allies or new characters that will appear, but that's for the story to tell. It's enjoyable watching how Amy takes the roll of a villain of sorts, and twists it a bit to make you want to read and find out what she's going to do and how she wants to save the bits. My question and maybe this is actually answered in the first book, why must Amy kill Dorothy. That's the grace I think both novels hinge on and will be what drives the stories further and further. I am curious and hope to get to the first book soon.
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