The Wicked Will Rise

Danielle Paige

Book Review by Bobby Nguyen

Amy Gumm. The other girl from Kansas who was swept here by a tornado just like Dorothy was. The girl who found out that Oz is not the same as in the books and stories she's read. Her task was to remove the tin-man's heart, steal the scarecrow's brains, and take the lion's courage and then Dorothy must die to make Oz a free land again.

Her mission was to kill Dorothy, but evidently it didn't work out as planned. She's alive and The Order are scattered and Emerald City is falling to pieces. As she journeys across the lands to find the rest of her friends and protect the true ruler of Oz she uncovers secrets that explain why Oz is the way it is. Oz is getting all of its magic straight from Kansas and that is why the state is the way it is now, dull and boring. Their are many mysterious as to who brought Dorothy back, why is the Wizard here, and most importantly what is she really doing here? She doesn't know who to trust and what to do with the Order gone and also has witnessed an extremely dark and evil magic building up inside of her. The people have said she will become just like Dorothy and now her job is to uncover the truth and finally end her once and for all.

Meet the author

Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and the author of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She currently lives in New York City.