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Good but Beginning to Drag | Review of ‘Yellow Brick War’ (Dorothy Must Die #3)


By Cynthia Ayala

Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
HarperCollins
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Amy Gumm was swept up in a tornado just like Dorothy Gale. A higher power swept her up to destroy Dorothy and her close friends who let the power and magic of Oz corrupt them. No longer is Oz the vibrant place, now it’s a dark place full of monsters and danger. And Amy too is in danger of becoming one of those monsters. An assassin who has failed, Amy must find the light buried deep inside her to keep herself and her friends safe from Dorothy’s wrath and her own.

Published March 15, 2016, by HarperCollins Yellow Brick War
by Danielle Paige is the third in her young adult series about Amy Gumm and her trials in Oz against the wicked witch Dorothy of Kansas.
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Weekly Reading List #87


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! Guess who is finally a graduate of Emerson College! This girl! Boy was it cold, and wet, lots of rain in Boston this past weekend. My mom and grandmother took so many pictures of me and Dennis Lehane was my commencement speaker, which was super cool btw. Anyway, it was tons of fun I just wished my uncle, aunt and fiancé had been there with me, but I’ll see them soon enough. On the bright side on the 21-hour drive I took back home with my mom (because we were moving furniture back to FL from BOS) I got a lot of reading done. So check out this week’s reading list. Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading List #86


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! Can’t stay to chat its graduation day! Woo! I’m so excited, I’m so excited, I’m finally done with school. Woo! Now I just have to make it across the stage without tripping. Wish me luck and happy reading! Continue reading Weekly Reading List #86

Book of the Month – March 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

Here you have it readers. Many books were listed but only one could be the winner and the winner this month, by a landslide, is none other than Danielle Paige’s fourth novel in her Dorothy Must Die series, The End of Oz. Check out what it’s all about right here and stay tuned for a review right here on Cyn’s Workshop. You can already check out reviews of Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise right here.

And don’t forget to stay tuned for next month’s Book of the Month poll. Happy reading!
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The Duality of Being Reborn | Review of ‘The Wizard Returns’ (Dorothy Must Die 0.3)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige HarperCollins

It’s said that the Wizard left Oz in a hot air balloon. What the tales left out what that a storm knocked him off his course and into the poppy fields to sleep. Until he was woken with no memory of who he was. But when ignorance is bliss it also teaches the Wizard that being good is all about perception, and acting has always been his specialty. With the biggest danger to Oz being Dorothy Gale, the Wizard might be the key—or the final piece in Oz’s destruction.

Published March 3, 2015, by HarperCollins, The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige is the third in her short story collection that expands her take on Oz in her Dorothy Must Die series.
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A Perfect Look at Deceit | Review of ‘The Witch Must Burn (Dorothy Must Die 0.2)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige HarperCollins

Dorothy has placed her claim on Oz, becoming the Wicked Witch. But don’t tell her that. Power-hungry and vicious, Dorothy, punishes everyone she pleases. Everyone except Glinda who seems to be the real puppet master here. Jellia is about to discover that the real Wicked Witch has always been there, hidden behind pink smiles and false kindness. A Witch who will sacrifice everything for power.

Published November 11, 2014, by HarperCollins, The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige is the second in her short story collection that expands her take on Oz in her Dorothy Must Die series.
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A Richly Layered Prequel Novella | Review of ‘No Place Like Oz’ (Dorothy Must Die 0.1)


By Cynthia Ayala

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige HarperCollins

Dorothy Gale, while happy to be back with her family, is unhappy with her dreary life back in Kansas where she was been reduced to just another ordinary prairie girl. Dorothy wants nothing more than to be returned to the vibrant landscapes of Oz, to be a hero of the people, but more importantly, a celebrity. And when a pair of red shoes appear under her bed with a note from an old friend, Dorothy knows just how to get back to Oz, and this time she’ll stay there, no matter the cost.

Published November 12, 2013, by HarperCollins, No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige is the first in her short story collection that expands her take on Oz in her Dorothy Must Die series. Continue reading A Richly Layered Prequel Novella | Review of ‘No Place Like Oz’ (Dorothy Must Die 0.1)

Strong, Powerful, & Unique | Review of ‘The Wicked Will Rise’ (Dorothy Must Die #2)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Wicked Will Rose by Danielle Paige HarperCollins
The Wicked Will Rose by Danielle Paige
HarperCollins

Amy Gumm failed in her mission, but she’s not going to stop from trying to end Dorothy and return Oz to its former glory. However, with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked scattered, Princess Ozma might just be the only ally she has. Moreover, for Amy, she realizes that there is more to her connection with Oz than she thought.

Published March 31, 2015, by HarperCollins The Wicked Will Rise is the second novel is Danielle Paige New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die young adult series that retells adventures in Oz with fantasy, magic, and mystery. Continue reading Strong, Powerful, & Unique | Review of ‘The Wicked Will Rise’ (Dorothy Must Die #2)

Weekly Reading List #65


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! Hope everyone is doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I often forget how short these Thanksgiving breaks are from school. But I had my kitty and many days to sleep in and catch up on basically everything. So here’s my weekly reading list everyone. Happy reading! Continue reading Weekly Reading List #65