Yellow Brick War by Daniel Paige
Published : March 15, 2016
Once upon a time, there was a girl from Kansas named Dorothy.
You might know her as the Girl Who Rode the Cyclone. She ended up in Oz, where she became friends with the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. But the temptation of magic was too much for her. She let it change her. Her friends became twisted versions of their former selves.
The magical land of Oz is now a dark and menacing place.
My name is Amy Gumm. Tornadoes must have a thing about girls from Kansas, because I got swept away on one too. I also landed in Oz, where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued me in to my true calling:
The only way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz—and Kansas—is to kill her. And I’m the only one who can do it.
But I failed. Others died for my mistakes. Because of me, the portal between the worlds has been opened and Kansas and Oz are both in danger. And if I don’t find a way to close it?
Dorothy will make sure I never get to go home again.
I really don’t know how to feel about this book.
I enjoyed how it began where the last book left off but going back to Kansas kind of annoyed me. I didn’t really like this portion of the book. Although Kansas was portrayed accurately as boring and what not, I really felt bored as I read that portion of the book.
I feel like this book could’ve been compacted to a duology. But, it wasn’t and this book felt like a very big filler book. I liked the fight with Glinda and Glamora. Because that HAD to happen. But honestly I was so underwhelmed with this book.
I really loved the cliff hanger from Dorothy Must Die, it set up this series for such success and I’m really disappointed that this book fell so short. Like honestly, how hard could it be at all to kill Dorothy? I feel like the character development has fallen so flat. It was really upsetting to see all this work setting up a lot of the character developments and plots and just letting them all fizzle and die.
There is one more book coming out next year. And I’m really hoping it’s something epic to really make up for this book.
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