Review: Yellow Brick War

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Goodreads Synopsis:

In this dark, action-packed third book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm—the new girl from Kansas—must do everything in her power to save Kansas, kill Dorothy, and make Oz a free land once more.

Amy Gumm’s mission to take down Dorothy Gale is not going according to plan. Dorothy has found a way to bridge the worlds of Oz and Kansas, and if the power-hungry dictator of Oz has her way, Kansas will be destroyed forever. Now, Amy has to team up with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to save her home, restore the balance between the magic and nonmagic worlds, maybe get the guy—and kill that not-so-sweet Kansas farm girl once and for all.

In the third installment of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Danielle Paige’s twisted versions of beloved Oz characters are back, including the biggest, baddest, most famous of all: the Wicked Witch of the West.

Welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magic shoes won’t be able to save you.

I thought this was the last book in the series, so I was really surprised when things started to happen that I knew would not be resolved in this installment. That said, I think this was my favorite of the series so far.

I enjoyed how fast paced this installment was, there was very little time we were sitting around trying to do something. And for the brief time we were, it was meeting interesting new characters and establishing some mature relationships. Amy also seemed to finally have a grip on who she wanted to be, and stuck to her convictions on how to achieve that.

I also liked that we had clear goals coming into this, and they were all basically achieved. Lots of time spent in battles, preparing/recovering from battles, but lots of fun for the reader and some good doses of character development. I finally have a sense of who Amy is and that’s my favorite aspect of this book.

Interested to see where we go forward from here, though I hope the 4th book will be the end of it.

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