Wishlist Wednesday # 9

Wishlist Wednesday hosted by Pen to Paper is a book blog hop in which you post about one book per week that has been on your wishlist for a while or  that was just recently added (entirely up to you) that you cannot wait to add to your shelves.

The Wicked will Rise by Danielle Paige Release Date: March 31, 2015

Synopsis: 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 am not a huge fan of the covers of this series, but that does not mean that I do not like them. I think they serve their purpose. They reveal enough about the story, but leave some a mystery, just enough to keep me interested. I absolutely LOVED the first book in this series. I am so excited for the release of this book. I cannot wait to see how twisted this world can really become. It was so creepy and magical in the first book. I am really hoping that it is the same in this book. Is anyone else excited for this book? Or has anyone had a chance to get an early copy? If so, what did you think? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this book.  Last, but not least, what is on your Wishlist Wednesday? I would love to know. Leave me a comment down below letting me know which books you are excited for this year!

Dorothy Must Die Full Review

Dorothy

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.

Synopsis:

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.

ill write a full review for this book.

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.

Dorothy Must Die Chapters 1-12.

Dorothy

I just finished reading the first 3 chapters of this book. I think they are releasing 3 more chapters later today.  Lately, I have been enjoying books like these. I like how they take a classic story and make it their own.

Cover: I must say that the cover has me intrigued. It is not the most beautiful cover out there, but I feel like it is interesting enough to make me want to read this. Now I am only basing this off of this picture as the book has yet to be released and I have not seen a physical copy.

Synopsis:

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.

Review Chapters 1-3: Amy Gumm lives a sad life. When she was a little girl her father left and her mother was in an accident. Now her mother lives in her pajamas and takes pills and spends her time drinking her life away. At school she is known as trash or salvation army because Madison Pendelton said that she is dirty and if you associate with Amy than you are dirty just like her. I feel sad for Amy. Having no friends and someone who is consistently bullying you is no way to live. Since I have not read past the first 3 chapters, I cannot say much more than her life sucks. I would not want to be in her shoes. For now, at the end of the third chapter it left me with a bit of curiosity. I am curious to see how this story progresses. I may in fact read the next 3 chapters later today. If I enjoy the next set of chapters, I may continue reading it. We shall see. If you are interested in reading more about Amy Gumm, please click on the link. Dorothy Must Die.  Enjoy!

Chapters 4-6: Chapters 4-6 can be found here Dorthy Must Die Chapters 4-6.  Imagine that Oz is a dilapidated place. Everything is crumbling down. It is not as magnificent as it used to be. Power hungry Dorothy has taken over. What?? This is crazy! Everything that you think is good in the Wizard of Oz is in fact not. I am really enjoying this book. I don’t know if I can wait until April to find out what happens. I may have to pop back in every day to get to read 3 chapters more. While this is not the best writing in the world, the story is intriguing. I like the premise of the story. I like the fact that everything you think is good is in fact bad. Oh and the perma-smile that is some messed up creepy stuff. I am excited to see what is in store for the rest of this book. This is in fact a twisted play on a classic.

Chapters 7-9: Here is the link for the next 3 chapters. Dorothy must die Chapter 7-9. OMG!!! This story is insane. It is totally twisted and I love it. What more can I say without giving too much away. You just have to read it. Amy during the course of her journey in Oz has made 2 friends Indigo (whom I like very much) and Ollie a wingless monkey. Ollie and his people (monkey’s) have been through quite a bit and I feel sorry for them. It is sad to see anyone as a slave, even if they are evil winged monkeys. Ollie is wingless for a reason and there are others like him. Put it this way, he is wingless because it goes against the happiness decree. What is the happiness decree you might ask? Well, I am not going to tell you. You are going to have to read this and find out yourself. Oh and I take back what I said about the perma-smile being the creepiest thing in the book; it is the Tin woodman and his army.I really love the way the author describes Oz and the way the characters are navigating through it. While this book is more on the demented side I do think that the author paints a good picture of what has happened to Oz and its inhabitants. Like I have said on numerous occasions this book is a true Twisted Classic and what more could someone ask for. 

Chapters 10-12: Chapters 10-12 will be available to read tomorrow at this website Dorothy must Die Chapters 10-12. I just finished the last 3 chapters they made available and OMG! I do not think I can wait until April 1st for this book to come out. In these last few chapters we meet a few new characters and well I like them. They are of the wicked variety (at least in the original story), but in this version they are still “wicked” but more helpful on the side of good. So all in all, I am super excited to finish this book when it comes out in April. Once I finish I will write a full review for this book.