Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday {21}

Hey everyone and welcome to my weekly Waiting on Wednesday meme post! This is just a once a week deal where each Wednesday I post about one book I am looking forward to reading and then link it up to the host blog, 
Breaking the Spine, where I can be connected to over 200 other readers and bloggers who are looking for a new read! My friend Kim from kimberlyfayereads participates in this meme each week and it has always looked like a great time. Below you will find the book cover, synopsis, Goodreads link and my reasons for waiting on this read! Enjoy!

This week's WOW  is... The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige!

Series: Dorothy Must Die
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fairy Tale, Fantasy

The Wizard left Oz in a hot air balloon—or did he? This digital original novella is the third installment in the prequel arc to the edgy and exciting New York Times bestseller Dorothy Must Die.

Dorothy Gale is back . . . and she's not the sweet little heroine of Oz anymore. She's power-hungry and vicious, and she leaves a trail of destruction beneath her spike-heeled, magical shoes. But she wasn't always in charge. There used to be a different ruler of Oz. Someone who also came from the Other Place, and who stole power for himself. They called him the Wizard.

The story goes that when a young Dorothy revealed the Wizard as a fraud, the man behind the curtain fled Oz in his hot air balloon. But in The Wizard Returns, he wakes in a field of poppies to find out that not only had he never left, but that he has no memory of who—or where—he is. As he undergoes a series of tests to uncover his memories, he finds that the very girl who threw him from the Emerald Palace is in control. And that Oz may be his destiny after all.

Why am I waiting?

Do I even have to answer this question anymore? Out of 21 Waiting on Wednesday posts I have done, 4 of them have been for Danielle Paige. Seriously people. Are you seeing a trend? If it says 'Danielle Paige', it's an immediate 'add to TBR' for me. Not only that but... IT'S MORE OZ! Have you guys heard how much I love Oz? Let me tell you again... AHH!! Haha. Everyone has their favorite literary world: Neverland, Wonderland, Narnia, Middle Earth, Harry Potter, etc. Mine has always, and will forever be Oz. I can, and have, written entire posts about my love of all things Oz, but I won't go into that here. Just trust me, I'm an Oz-freak. Also, to add to my flails, this one is all about one of my absolute favorite characters from Oz, The Wizard! The Great and Powerful WoO! Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs and I go way back. Yeah, I used his full name! Haha. Seriously folks. If you are an Oz fan in ANY capacity, you are definitely not going to want to miss this third installment in the Dorothy Must Die prequel arc!

What are YOU waiting on this week?

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Reading! 



  1. I love the cover for this, I really need to get on this series pronto! Thanks for sharing!
    My Waiting on Wednesday

    Courtney @ Storybook Slayers

  2. I love the story of the Wizard of Oz, so I'm pretty sure I'll find this one interesting too. The cover is certainly quite unique.

    My Waiting on Wednesday post.

  3. Loving the list. This author is pretty popular. :D
    I also loved how you put your list this week.

    My waiting on Wednesday!

  4. I've seen this series around and I love the covers. I need to pick up the first one.

  5. I got to meet the author last year and listen to her tell about Dorothy must die