Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

 

DOROTHY MUST DIE

by: Danielle Paige
Review by: Zairra DC



I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

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

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and I've been given a mission:

REMOVE
The Tin Woodman's heart,

STEAL
The Scarecrow's brain,

TAKE
The Lion's courage,

And then—

DOROTHY MUST DIE.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Currently reading "Under the Never Sky" by Veronica Rossi



Right now I'm already at two-thirds of the book, and I'm loving it! It's just stupendous! I wasn't able to finish the book right away because of my busy schedule but if there's a will there's a way, right?

The story is just so fast-paced and thrilling I have to take a break every now and then to take it all in. (That's a really good thing!). At first I thought it was just another one of those sappy love stories with the crabby heroines and all, but after giving it a try I found myself in awe of this book and all its Aria-and-Perry goodness. Now I have the other two books of the trilogy tucked in my shelf (yes, I liked it that much).

Can't wait to read "Through the Ever Night" and "Into the Still Blue"!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Hello everyone! So for my first post:

THE SCORPIO RACES

by: Maggie Stiefvater
Review by: Zairra DC




It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.
At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.