Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (10) ~ A Dark Wizard of Oz

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Coming April 1st, 2014 . . . 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page

Is there such a thing as insta-love for books? Because sometimes I come across books that, just by the cover and description alone, I feel are just perfect for me. I want to read this book so bad. I crossing my fingers that HarperTeen will add it to Edelweiss. 

Oh, how cool is it that this is a retelling of Wizard of Oz? 

Goodreads description:
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!
What are you waiting on this week?

16 comments:

  1. Great pick. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW: http://kleinbrina.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/waiting-on-wednesday-20/

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  2. Great pick. Sounds interesting.

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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  3. This looks awesome!
    My WOW
    http://hauntedgravebooks.blogspot.com/2013/11/waiting-on-wednesday-wayfarer-by-lili.html

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  4. i keep hearing awesome things about this book! super excited for it. awesome pick :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. I just discovered it last week. It seems to be getting a lot of attention right now. :)

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  5. This looks great! Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

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  6. This one looks really good! I had seen it around, but I hadn't actually heard what it was about.

    My WoW

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  7. I am DYING to read this book. XD Have you read No Place Like Oz yet? It totally sets up the book beautifully!

    My WoW

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    1. I haven't read it yet, but I definitely will before I read this book. :)

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