The End of Oz by Danielle Paige

30653720Title: The End of Oz
Author: Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Dorothy Must Die
2. The Wicked Will Rise
3. Yellow Brick War
Date Started: April 8
Date Finished: April 11
Format: ebook from the digital library

Welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magic shoes won’t be able to save you. At the end of Yellow Brick War, Amy had finally defeated Dorothy. Just when she and the rest of the surviving members of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, they realized they’ve been betrayed—by one of their own. And Dorothy might not have been so easily defeated after all. In the fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, the magical Road of Yellow Brick has come to the rescue, and whisked Amy away—but to where? Does the Road itself know where she needs to go to find the help that she needs?

After the way the third book in this series ended, I have to admit I was a little miffed. Here was a series that I thought was only supposed to be three books that got split into four and it showed. Personally, I think that book 2, 3 and 4 probably could have been combined to make one novel and this series could have ended up as a duology. But alas… Anyway, The End of Oz was okay. It wasn’t as crazy as book 3 and Amy is a little bit more herself than in previous books. I’m still not a big fan of the whole Amy/Nox relationship, however it felt more natural than it had in the previous books.

In all honesty, I wasn’t a fan of the switch between Amy and Dorothy either (oops was that supposed to be a spoiler alert?). The only thing Dorothy’s chapters added to the storyline was that you got to see that she wasn’t the queen bitch that she appeared to be. Somewhere deep – and I mean DEEP – in that black heart of hers was compassion and emotion for what she had done to Oz. I’m still not a hundred percent sure what happened with that ending, but I think it all worked out for the best.

Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Not a bad conclusion. Although it was left open for a spinoff series.

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