Review: The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige


Category: Teen Fiction

Published: 2015

Read: 2016

Score: 3/5

Synopsis: (Goodreads) To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die…
But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn’t wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?

Review: This is just like the 1st book as a love/hate relationship. I liked some parts of the book and I was not a fan of other parts. It follows along the same lines of first book as some parts were full of action and others dragged. I can’t say Amy Gumm, the main character got more likeable but I can live with that.

middle_53782cc26350af143a2c90583295b806d5_wickedwillrise_socialgraphic1The story picks up at exactly the same spot where the last one ended. There is no in between or anything that has to be explained. It starts off and doesn’t stop. There is a time line that never ends. I actually get worried about the main character…when does she actually eat…never mind sleep. I think one time the ENTIRE book she actually sleeps. But this is Oz right…magic is everywhere and I guess in this book land, food and sleep and not necessary.

You see other characters perish, which is okay they are bad anyway. You see action, and you get to meet the “wingless ones” which are the monkeys that got rid of their wings and the power they held over them. I wish I lived where they did as it was described beautifully.

Danielle is a good writer. I don’t mind her style, it’s an easy flow to it and not too many details you get confused. Some of the sayings that she has her characters come out with don’t make sense, I see she is trying to be funny…but it just doesn’t make sense to me. download (2)

Again this book is better for the older, and not the younger teens. There are lots of violence…but no sex so there is something but lots of gore and violence so I would never recommend this to the younger teens.

As I am now about to embark on my 3rd book in this series, The Yellow Brick War, I am hoping for some conclusions as at this point I am not getting much and it’s just becoming more complex and I want some thing finalised. We shall see and of course I’ll write a review about it!

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