Book Review:: The Wicked Will Rise – Danielle Paige

tumblr_nmzamqwKgk1rcq3poo1_500Date started: June 1, 2016

Date ended: June 8, 2016 

Stars: ★★★★

The ironic thing about The Wicked Will Rise is from most other reviews, people either hated it or summed it up to be “not as good as Dorothy Must Die“. The ironic part was I enjoyed The Wicked Will Rise MORE than Dorothy Must Die and I’ll tell you why.

If you go back and read my review of Dorothy Must Die, I felt that something was missing and that the pace of the novel was a little off. That was my only complaint. I liked the story and the characters and the fresh take on The Wizard of Oz. But for The Wicked Will Rise, I felt the exact opposite. I felt like the novel was fast paced (maybe this was because it’s half the size of Dorothy Must Die) but I didn’t feel there was any lull. I was captivated by the continued story and the characters and their development. Plus there were so many HUGE reveals in The Wicked Will Rise that I kept putting down the book to regroup. There were so many instances of what the hell just happened?! That was awesome!! Also, Amy’s character development was phenomenal. She grows more into her powers and more into her skin that the reader starts to feel as if she might actually have a chance to kill Dorothy if given the chance.

There’s a GIANT plot twist at the end and some great and ingenious parallels to Kansas and Oz and we get more back story of why Oz is and why there is such a tie to Kansas. Let’s be honest, I never understood why Kansas got so lucky. But Paige has some really brilliant and newfound ideas about this subject.

tumblr_nyfxj0onvK1ta5pfeo1_1280“Rise, little witch,” Glamora said. “Take your place among us.” I stepped forward.

I don’t understand why the third book is so tiny, there’s so much that still needs to be resolved and explained that I’m worried to read it. I’m excited but nervous. Maybe Paige wasn’t able to satisfy everything and that’s why there is going to be a fourth but I grow weary. I just hope Yellow Brick War isn’t a dud because this series has come a long way and I have high hopes for it.


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