Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die 2) by Danielle Paige

Release Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins

Click here to see my review of book one, Dorothy Must Die.
In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.

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?

I picked up Dorothy Must Die on a total whim at my local bookstore because I thought the cover looked interesting. What turned out to be an impulse buy ended up being a seriously awesome read!
I completely adore how Danielle Paige used Dorothy and Oz as a jumping point and then created her own unique story set in a magical crumbling world. I am amazed with how flawlessly the original characters from the Wizard of Oz were remade to fit into this new Oz and how much I loved each of them. I'm still committed to the story and I'm dying to know what happens next!

(While I was making up this Waiting on Wednesday post I noticed that there's a collection of short stories/novellas, Dorothy Must Die Stories, set in this world before the story takes place. How did I miss this?! Anyways, I think that will tie me over until the end of March....hopefully!)

What book are you waiting for?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.


  1. This is the second time I have seen this one today. I am also looking forward to it! Great choice!!
    Britt @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WOW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

    1. That's awesome! I'm so happy to hear others are looking forward to this one too, I haven't heard much hype about it, so that's great! Thank you! :)

  2. This is a great pick, I quite liked the first book as well :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

    1. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the first book too! Thank you! :)