Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
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.
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!
Why I’m waiting?
Doesn’t this book scream awesomeness?
I’ve been seeing a lot of reimaginings of fairytales so I hoped for one about The Wizard of Oz and here it is! I always assumed it’ll be a modern day version of the story à la (which I wouldn’t be opposed to), but this synopsis, woowww. It sounds kickass. The Wicked Witches actually being good? Hells yeeahhh. (I was always suspicious of Glinda and all those Good Witches. ;D) I’m always a sucker for YA books with assassins/mercenaries in it. C’mon, don’t you get a chill reading “The Revolutionary Order of the Wicked”? I just love it a lot. ;D
And the title of this book makes me think of Kill Bill and Romeo Must Die. HAHAHA. I think that’s a good thing? Maybe.
What books are you waiting for?