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‘The Wicked Will Rise’: We Go Back To Oz In ‘Dorothy Must Die’ Sequel

Mon, March 30, 2015 9:45am EDT by Add first Comment
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Back to Oz, we go! In ‘The Wicked Will Rise,’ the sequel to the smash hit novel ‘Dorothy Must Die,’ we find ourselves in Oz once again– and Dorothy is no longer the naive girl in those stolen red slippers.

Once again, we ain’t in Kansas anymore. In The Wicked Will Rise, from author Danielle Paige, we will be faced once more with that proverbial question: who is good, and who is wicked? In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, which hits shelves on Mar. 31, we focus on Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, and she has but one mission: to kill Dorothy.

‘The Wicked Will Rise’

Are you ready to explore your Wicked side once more?

Well you better get ready. In the hotly anticipated followup to her smash hit 2014 novel, Danielle Paige once again examines the fine line between good and evil. This time around, the edgy young adult novel will focus on Amy Gumm, and she’s got some very big plans.

In fact, let’s let Amy explain for herself exactly what she has up her sleeve.

Amy Explains It All

“My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz.

But it wasn’t like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, but she was now a ruthless dictator. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They’d joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me.

My mission?

Kill Dorothy.

Except my job as assassin didn’t work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn’t wait to leave behind might be in danger.

Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down—and try to figure out what I’m really doing here.”

Are you guys excited for The Wicked Will Rise?

— Casey Mink