Lets Get Blown Away Together!

Okay ... wow! Just, WOW! I have no clue how to even start this book review. While I wrap my mind around what I just read, let me just introduce the book ...
Dorothy Must Die
When you think of the Land of Oz, what do you think of? I think of "Over the Rainbow", the yellow brick road, Dorothy and Toto, the Wicked Witch of the West, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly lion. 
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If that's what you're looking for, put this book down!

Amy is a teenage girl who definitely got the short end of the stick when it comes to her life. She was bullied and called "Salvation Amy" by her peers.  Her Dad left her and her mom and her mom became an alcoholic who doesn't move off the couch for days at a time. When I started this book I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep reading. Her life was just a little to depressing for me.  However. it made me grateful for the life I have had and still do have. I am sure glad I kept reading!

Amy, like Dorothy, gets swept to the land of Oz by a tornado - but Oz has changed. We also find out that Dorothy went back to Oz after she clicked herself home and found magic and became evil. Os is now a land where good became bad and bad became ... well, I don't know if you can say good ... I'll say a little less bad. It's now Amy's job to save Oz by killing Dorothy. The largest problem is that Dorothy is not only ruthless but she has her Amy of evil doers ...
The Scarecrow
Oh, he got his brain all right but now he uses it to torture and mutilate the residents of Oz. 
The Tin Man
He now has a heart but his heart fell in love with Dorothy and will do anything she asks; even lead the ruthless police force sworn to uphold Dorothy's laws.
The Lion 
The Lion was the worst of the bunch. He is no coward anymore. He sucks the fear out of people until they are old and frail and then ... death.

Hold on! There is hope. There are a few groups rebelling against Dorothy, the big one being "The Order". The order is made up of the wicked witches of Oz. Oh, and a wizard! We can't forget Nox, our handsome Wizard who knows nothing more than how to serve The Order and seeking revenge on Dorothy. I can't wait to see what happens to him in the next book, due out March 30th, 2015.

This is a dark continuation of a classic tale. The story is more then Dorothy gone crazy. It a story about a girl who has to find out who she is and what she stands for. It's also about making choices and those choices creating the path of who you are going to become Good or Evil. It's Disney meets Tim Burton and my twisted mind LOVED IT! 

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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.

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