Amanda: Wow. So I think I can safely say Holly and I agree, Dorothy really has to go. She’s a megalomaniac in blue gingham and red heels.
I have to say I was starting to get irritated because I felt like the mission the cover of the book told me about wasn’t happening:
Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart
Steal the Scarecrow’s brain
Take the Lion’s courage
Dorothy must die!
Happily my fears were unfounded! This book ended with a quite a kick and set the stage well for book #2.
Holly- Yes! I had the same thoughts about the cover.
What I really liked is that no one is really completely trustworthy. Amy has to be a smarty pants. Its going to boil down to Kansas girl vs. Kansas girl.
Wizard, Order of the Wicked, monkeys, Pete. Who to trust?!
In summary, this was a book that did not make me work very hard, but still had some heavy topics woven in about fear and power. I wasn’t kidding about the Nazi references! And because it was such a clever and creative idea, and because I’m currently sending this text from Kansas I give it 5 stars! I can’t wait for #2!
I completely loved this book for the creativity. I think Paige was very brave to take this beloved story and basically turn it on its head. I really liked Amy and even her pet rat. I cannot wait to see what happens next and I think I’m going to brush up on my Baum reading to get ready. I might even check out the novellas set in Paige’s Oz. I have to go down a 1/2 star because of the romance. It was not believable enough for me, but we’ll see what develops in Book #2! I’m hoping for more munchkins!
Head down the Yellow Brick Road and tell us what you think!
Holly 5 stars!
Amanda 4.5 stars!
Thank you Harper360 for these copies in exchange for an honest review!!