The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) Rise by Danielle Paige
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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 Thoughts: I had a hard time getting into this one. I’m not sure why since I really did enjoy Dorothy Must Die. I guess I just had a hard time really relating to Amy in this one and the rest of the characters. I liked it. I just didn’t love it, and I feel like a lot happened but not much happened if that makes sense.
Amy is trying to figure out how to fix things and it isn’t easy. She also spends half the book looking for Nox. I really liked Nox in the first book and I still really liked him in this one as well.
I also still do not like all the bad characters as expected. I also don’t like the head monkey Lulu very much either. I think that was her name? I did still like some of the others though.
I also liked that we get to really see inside Princess Ozma a little better. I feel like she could really be something if she’d just come back to her senses.
I did like this one, I just didn’t love it as much as the first and I have a feeling I’ll probably like the third one again more.
Overall: I think this one is more of a 3.5 cupcake rating! I still like the plot and the world of Oz. And that ending, well that ending does make me want the next book!
Cover: Like it! I’d want to see what it was about!
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