Back to the Dorothy Must Die books! I typically try to go straight through any series I come across before picking up a new series or book. However, this series and The Mortal Instruments books have both equally captured my attention. Also I need to buy the second Mortal Instruments book and I already had Yellow Brick War. Anyway, I digress. Obviously the following review will contain spoilers for the previous two books in the series. Proceed with caution. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
The next installment in the Dorothy Must Die series, Yellow Brick War opens once again right where the previous book left off. The way these books start out partly make me wonder if Danielle Paige wrote this entire series as one big book, and then separated it into four books. This is good idea in theory, but would also explain why the books feel too short, but the series too long.
Amy Gumm has been transported back to the one place she never thought she’d see again: Kansas. And she is a girl on a mission: find Dorothy’s original silver slippers. If historical records are accurate, Amy’s high school was built on the land where Dorothy lived with her farmer aunt and uncle. This means that the silver shoes are hidden somewhere in Amy’s school. But where? It’s Amy’s job to find them, get back to Oz, and destroy Dorothy once and for all.
I really enjoyed this book. I know, I know, I’ve been enjoying the whole series. But seriously, I think this might be my favorite of all the books. I at least liked it more than the second book. I appreciated the way Paige dealt with Amy’s internal conflict in returning to Kansas and finding her mother supposedly reformed from her alcohol and drug addiction, and dating a new, nice guy. Amy’s character development really shines though, as she ends up teaming up with the most unlikely of friends. Overall, a great book, with a once again cliffhanger ending.
Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige gets 4/5 stars.