Audio Book Review The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige

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Source- Borrowed via audio book library

In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Timesbestselling 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?

Jan’s Review

Amy has to get the Tin Man’s heart, the Lion’s tail, and the Scarecrow’s brain before she can properly kill Dorothy.  Which sets you off on this adventure to take out Dorthy.  Alot of the story focuses on Ozma/Pete history but we see a lot of epic action as well.

Amy really starts to come into her own in this second book in the series she really starts to get what she doing in Oz and that taking it back from the Evil Dorthy.   Their some parts of it that just seem down right silly like the giant cat named Heathcliff with a unicorn horn on its head.   Like anything you see in Oz you take it with a grain of salt, i mean come on you got munchkins and flying monkeys it can be believed right.

The next book in the series is called Yellow Brick war which seems like a great title for a book about Oz.  I will be borrowing once a copy come available from the library.  My next audio book will be Wind Witch by Susan Dennard.

 

 

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ARC Book Review Conquering Fate (The Order of the Krigers #3) by Jennifer Anne Davis

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With no choice but to face her destiny straight on, Kaia is determined to end the curse—no matter the personal cost. Sacrificing her own wants and desires, she turns herself over to the evil king, Morlet. Together, they seek to discover the catalyst for the events that started it all over a hundred years ago.

The path she embarks on tests her skills, her willpower, and her heart. Facing the darkest truth inside of her, she makes a choice that not only has unspeakable consequences, but also changes her life and the future of the kingdom forever.

Jan’s Review

This has been a captivating and intriguing series.  The ending to this series is everything you want but in the most heart breaking way.  Will Kaia be able to save Espen from the clutches of being entrapped in the Evil Morlet?  Will she have a baby with him and break the curse?  Will the Krigers all survive in the final battle?  These are just a few of the burning questions if you read the serious your just dying to know the answer to.  Pick up this final book and see if all it ends Happily Ever After.

Audio Book Review Dorthy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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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 bluebirds. 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 yellow brick road—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.

Jan’s Review

Overall i enjoyed this book i own the first book in print but found that the local library had it in audio version — yeah another book off my shelf.  The twisting of the Wizard of Oz we all knew and love is the perfect read to shake up your normal reading.  I really enjoyed listening to this as an audio book.  Audio books are made or broken by the person who is reading and entertaining you.  The narrator was the perfect choice for this story.

The setting intrigued me and I loved reading about this new, darker, not so brightly colored Oz! And the idea that wicked is now good and good is now wicked was super intriguing! I curious to see where the rest of the story goes and i saw on goodreads their a whole slew of mini novellas along with this story as well so i will be checking into those as well.  I have The Wicked will Rise all cued up and ready to continue the adventure.