- Page Count: 270
- Release Date: March 15, 2016
- My Rating: 2.5 stars
Once upon a time, there was a girl from Kansas named Dorothy. You might know her as the Girl Who Rode the Cyclone. She ended up in Oz, where she became friends with the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. But the temptation of magic was too much for her. She let it change her. Her friends became twisted versions of their former selves. The magical land of Oz is now a dark and menacing place.
My name is Amy Gumm. Tornadoes must have a thing about girls from Kansas, because I got swept away on one too. I also landed in Oz, where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued me in to my true calling:Assassin.
The only way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz—and Kansas—is to kill her. And I’m the only one who can do it. But I failed. Others died for my mistakes. Because of me, the portal between the worlds has been opened and Kansas and Oz are both in danger. And if I don’t find a way to close it?Dorothy will make sure I never get to go home again.
Yeah, this series is definitely going downhill for me. It’s still well written, but I’m just not into the story anymore.
Amy returns to Kansas in this book and has to team up with Madison (the girl who used to bully her), Dustin, and Madison’s newborn baby to find Dorothy’s slippers. Apparently their high school is built where Dorothy’s farm used to be? Meanwhile, Amy’s mom is now sober, got a job, and is trying to get her life together. Then the Nome King comes in and stuff gets weird.
The plot’s stretched pretty thin and just got really silly in this book. I really enjoyed the first book, but had a hard time caring about anything here.
The drawn-out story feels like it lost all sense of direction and is just throwing around random problems for Amy to face. She had great character growth in the first two books, but kind of lost her character and became annoying here. And I don’t even know what’s up with the witches at this point.
Basically, this series had a lot of potential… but the story kind of went in a different direction.