Amy Gumm is just a normal girl living in trailer park in Kansas. She never expected anything interesting to happen in her life, until she is swept up in a tornado and lands in Oz. But this is not the same Oz from the movies. Dorothy found a way back and became queen. And that power went to her head. Now she is a ruthless dictator and no one is safe. In this new Oz, good witches can’t be trusted, wicked witches might even be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. Dorothy is the reason the once beautiful Oz has fallen. And when Amy is recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, she is given a mission. Dorothy must die.
Such a great re-imagining of a skewed Oz, with interesting characters, awesome and imaginative use of magic, lots of humor and gore, and genuine emotion. And it's just plain fun.
This book is easy to follow, even if you aren't familiar with the original books or films, but also so many layers to appreciate if you are.