2016 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Retelling · Young Adult

Yellow Brick War │ Danielle Paige

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Synopsis:

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:

Assassin.

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.


3 stars

Review:

This series just isn’t holding up as well as I thought it would. I thought that this was going to be the last book. Nope… there is another one. I feel like this series could have easily fit into three, if not two books, four is just pushing it.

I think my biggest problem is Amy. I just don’t like her. She acts like she is 12 and after now 3 books, it’s just getting really old. I love the idea behind these books, I just wish they had been better executed.

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