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.
What I say: Yellow Brick War is a dynamic and fast paced explosion of Oz drama.
The action picks up after the ending of The Wicked Will Rise and that pesky Dorothy is still causing all sorts of drama for Amy and the order of the wicked. For newbies to the series I really would recommend starting with Dorothy Will Die because the books are not standalones.
The series may be a retelling of Dorothy's adventures in Oz but it really focuses on Amy, the other girl from Kansas - it's Amy's story! I've been asking myself from the beginning whether Dorothy really is the big bad and twisted creature she's been painted at. I have to admit I did find myself warming towards her in Yellow Brick War (only a little).
We're presented with a harsher but more focused Amy. Not only has she got the usual teen dramas going on but she also has an entire land to help. Amy has one heck of a battle to face if she's going to help Nox and the witches to save Oz.
I loved the concept and I'm a big fan of Danielle Paige's writing style. The narrative itself seemed a little shorter than the previous instalments but this may be down to the speed in which I read Amy's story. I wasn't expecting that ending - is it really the end? It did initially seem a little abrupt, but as I started to write my review I realised that the ending was also sort of fitting for the series so far...
4 Stars in my Sky!