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The Wicked Will Rise: Dorothy Must Die, Book 2

By Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
it's awesome book i loved it:)

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
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This series is brilliantly developed, and the world of Oz leaps off the page in vivid color, lush descriptions, and characterization. The Wicked Will Rise starts off right where Dorothy Must Die ends. Amy leaves behind the Emerald City and discovers more places and creatures in Oz. Though readers might miss the Emerald City, author Danielle Paige continues to bring imaginative new landscapes into the picture. We also meet the hilariously trash-talking monkey, Lulu, Queen of the Queendom of the Wingless; Bright, who smokes rainbows, and his girlfriend, Polychrome; and Heathcliff on the Island of Lost Things. Readers encounter the evil Dorothy, the Lion, and Glinda, who is definitely not the Good Witch. The villains and monsters are pure evil but also have some funny lines. Their brutality and quest to hurt others for the sake of their own power will make readers cheer for Amy on her mission to save Oz.

Younger readers might cringe that the heroine is starting to become as violent as the villains. Yet there's a part of Amy that holds back, is afraid, and questions her mission, which makes her likable and multidimensional. The Wicked Will Rise is an action-packed story that ends with a cliffhanger, making readers eager for the next installment: Yellow Brick War, to be published March 15, 2016.

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