The Wizard Returns
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, magic...more
This review has been long overdue.
In the third prequel of the Dorothy Must Die series, we get a glimpse in the life of the Wizard of Oz right after he left for our world with his balloon. It turns out he never made it back. Instead he ended up in the middle of the poppy field where he send a few years sleeping, only to be awaken by a boy telling him that Oz needs him but he first has to go through 3 tests to prove his heart, brain and courage.
This was really enjoyable. I loved learn ...more
This is one of those stories I can't say too much without giving things away. It does answer some things from Dorothy Must Die but also raises others. I am very curious to see how it all ties into the next couple books.
The Wizard Returns
To be honest…I don’t find this novella so interesting. Not bad, but not interesting as well. We all know that the Wizard involved in some creepy scheme in Dorothy Must Die, but we never know why. I was only so shock that he had such an ending, that plot twist was the best. Yet, what made him do those decision? Although after reading this novella, I couldn’t connect this Wizard and that Wizard…yet it somehow solves some probl ...more
Overall, I wasn't really drawn into this one, but it did give me a better idea of who the Wizard was as a character.
If Danielle Paige was trying to get me to hate the Wizard, then she did a great job. I was eager to find out what had happened to Wizard after he had "left" and subsequently "returned" later in the story, but I wasn't expecting all of this. The Wizard is selfish, manipulative, and slightly misogynistic. I immediately didn't like him and he had amnesia for crying out loud! Like you must be a terrible person and have a terrible personality if ...more
I wasn't overly interested in the wizard or his story. The other novellas added something to the series at large. They were interesting and helped explain backstories of several important characters. That's not to say the wizard isn't and won't continue to be important in the actual books, his backstory just wasn't all t ...more
This one just felt messy on top of all of the other bleh bits when you read it.
If you've read the first book and the first and second novellas you've seen bits and pieces of the Wizard and know that there's this whole WHAT DOES HE WANT. WHAT IS HE UP TO. vibe.
In this we get a hint of what happened to him after he left Dorothy, in the time since, and what happened before he showed back up in the Emerald City again. But it's all just...meh ...more
The Wizard Returns was a wonderful novella, the last one, and I'm very pumped to start Dorothy Must Die. I reckon the novellas get better and better. I liked the Wingless Ones and the comical reference ...more
Finished reading: June 11th 2015
“I still don’t even know what I’m being tested for.”
“The future of Oz,” Pete said. “No pressure. Like I said, so far, your score is pretty low.”
I really enjoyed both Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise, but these prequel novellas have really taken a turn for the worse. The Wizard Returns is the worst one so far. It seems like Danielle Paige is only trying to fill some pages in order to earn more money and this third novella doesn't add any ...more
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