Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Release Date: April 1st, 2014 by HarperTeen

S u m m a r y :

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!
via Goodreads ]

Reason for waiting:
Do I reallyyyyy need to say anything about this? I mean, my blog layout has been The Wicked Witch of the West for three years guys. Over the last three years I've gushed about Wicked, I've written a way longer than necessary review for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. And now, here we have a YA retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Okay, I'm a little said it wasn't my novel to get published as the first retelling but it's okay! Someday, someday!

So am I to believe this Amy girl is on the right team? No one steals the Scarecrow's brain and removes the Tin Woodman's heart and ends up okay with me! But we'll see what happens!

What are you waiting for this week?

1 comment:

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