Cover: I am not in love with this cover. I like it. For me, there is just something missing. I am not sure what it is, but it is lacking something. However, once the dust jacket is off the book itself is intriguing.
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.
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My Thoughts: OMG!!! This book was freaking AMAZING! I love the fact that this is a twisted classic. So, this book follows Amy Gumm, who in the real world is considered a loser. She lives a horrible life. No friends and a Mom who is not really present in her life. The only thing that she does have is a rat named Star who she hates. One day Amy comes home after a fight at school and is swept up by a tornado and taken to Oz. However, Oz is nothing like the movies make it out to be. It used to be beautiful and glorious, but now it is dilapidated and falling apart. This is all due to the fact that Dorothy has taken over and is stealing all of the magic. Everything is twisted and nightmarish. The lines between good and evil are seriously blurred in this book. Amy is recruited by the Order of the Wicked and given the task of killing Dorothy. If you have not read this book I would absolutely recommend it. On good reads I rated this book a five out of five stars.