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The Battle for Oz

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  31 reviews
"The literary equivalent of a masterful musical masterpiece... The Battle for Oz is practically made for a Tim Burton big screen adaptation." ―Young Entertainment Magazine

The Battle For Oz reimagines L. Frank Baum’s canonical classic while also taking a page (and character or two) out of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

When a new queen endeavors to take over the city
Paperback, 1st Edition, 180 pages
Published September 2015 by Inkshares
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
3.5 stars

There is a new plan in action. A exiled queen is building her army.
Muttbits were like dogs but had pointed, rabbit-like ears, long whiskers, and two sharp front teeth.
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The new plan is to take over rule of Oz. There's a new evil queen in town. She imprisons Glinda and takes over. Banishing the current queen of Oz to a magical mirror.

The world of Oz needs help. Enter Dorothy!
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Dorothy can't tackle this queen alone though. She is meaner than the Wicked Witch.
So she searches out "a li
Max Lau • Maxxesbooktopia
“She knew her worst enemy had arrived. It felt like the good old days. This time, however, she was not going to let her go.”- The Battle For Oz, Jeyna Grace.

My thoughts: Introduction:

*Beware: Rant ahead!*

Let us start off with the idea or plot points of the book. The idea for this book was unique and it was nothing like the other books I have read before. Okay, let me explain the idea in detail.

Basically, the idea was the Queen Of Hearts who was exiled from her kingdom in Wonderland a
❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...

I was hoping to be swept off my feet into the combined stories of Alice from Wonderland and Dorothy's Oz. What a stellar idea with such a variety of creatures! It had the potential of dark with a touch of whimsy.
mad here

I can't put my finger on it really. I just wasn't very invested in Dorothy, and only a bit more in reckless Alice. The story felt a bit anticlimactic for me. The story progressed in a predictable way. There were some interesting ideas and characters: Toto can transform, Alice and Doro
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this ebook from in exchange for an honest review.

The first thing that drew me to this book was the cover, I just thought it was very lovely. The book itself was pretty good. There were a lot of interesting ideas that I wish had been flushed out more thoroughly, but all in all it was good. Some of the details were a little confusing and I wanted more back story (why did Dorothy have a whip?), and when did Alice get magic from the Cheshire Cat (I didn't even know he could
Regina Foo
Disclaimer: This copy of e-ARC is obtained from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange of my honest review.

An interesting crossover of two of the most popular children classics stories. By finished reading this book, I wanted to re-read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

I read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland when I was very very young. So most of the plot and characters of the story is already long forgotten. On the other hand, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz i
Tamil Thendral
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This copy of e-ARC is obtained from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange of my honest review.

This book is yet another success for Jeyna. I dived into this book with not much of an expectation but this book is fantastic. I ended up reading this in a night. It was such a peculiar yet interesting crossover concept for a novel.

I was wondering if this crossover was going to work as Oz and Wonderland are very differently landscaped with very amusingly weird characters.

I loved how both Alice and Dor
Nov 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF... And to think I had high expectations from this one as a Baum fan...

I understand the necessity of fast pace. Of a big tale that has to be told in a certain amount of pages.

Believe me, I do.

But this was way too much, way too fast. Within a couple of chapters the main villainess was judged guilty and insane, banished to the wastelands, found a place to stay, a new army to raise, and a new place to call her kingdom. She walked up to the gates of the Emerald City, strutting her stuff, and to
Susan Lee
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've gotten this e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley, thanks to the author and publisher!

A surprisingly cool read for a book with great known characters! Although I have only watched the movies and not read Oz nor Wonderland before, I kept imagining the characters as those from the movies hence my reading journey was really entertaining. For example, the New Queen was Helena Bonham Carter and Hatter was Johnny Depp LOL! The author truly has a good imagination, merging both worlds together int
Lekeisha The Booknerd
DNF at 19%, therefore, no rating!

I want start by stating that I did not finish this book, so I don’t know how it all ends. Don’t just take my word for it, you may enjoy this. There’s really not much to say for the little that I did read.

I know that, occasionally, I will complain about a book being too slow. Well, the pacing in this book is fast, too fast if you ask me. Right off the bat, the antagonist in this story is being exiled from her kingdom and, if I remember correctly, there’s no expla
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a child I was not a fan of the Wizard of Oz, nor Alice in Wonderland. Those witches and their flying monkeys scared the living daylights out of me! I do own first editions of the L. Frank Baum series as well as a turn of the century copy of Alice in Wonderland. I am a huge fan of the Johnny Depp Helena Bonham-Carter movie version of Alice.
That being said, Jeyna Grace has done a magnificent job in the mélange of two great children's classics, The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. When a ne
Jun 10, 2015 rated it liked it

Publisher: Inkshares

Publishing Date: September 2015

ISBN: 9781941758311

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3.1/5

Publisher Description: When a foreign queen invades Oz and steals its citizens’ magic, the land turns to someone who has aided them before: Dorothy. But the silver-slippered girl has grown up, and in her years away from Oz the game has changed. So, in order to defeat this new and unfamiliar enemy, Dorothy seeks the aid of Alice, a legendary woman who once famou
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this. It was a fun adventure, definitely, but I feel like it was a little off. The author changed up a lot of things about the backgrounds of Alice and Dorothy without filling in the gaps or adding backstory. For some reason Alice has a trusty flintlock pistol and all we ever know is it came from "before", we don't ever get a how or why. Dorothy has a whip and a bag of magic candy that were from her first trip to Oz. While I confess to not having read the entire Wizar ...more
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. I'm a sucker for crossovers, so seeing Alice and company in Oz really made my day. Its a very well written book, with excellent pacing, and wonderful imagery. Other reviewers write about the premise, so I'll forgo going into details, but I really like the direction Grace took with the story and with each character. While its short (its a novella), you really see how Dorothy and Alice have grown as young adults, which is fun for a fan like me. Well worth reading if you l ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
The Battle for Oz is a wonderful blend of familiar children's stories. I really enjoyed the new twists on the characters, and I hope there is a sequel! ...more
Alyson Copp
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
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I have always had a vivid imagination, and a love for fantastical things. With that being said, Alice in Wonderland is my all-time favorite Disney movie. Something about the “madness” in the characters and the enchantment of Wonderland is so appealing to me. Now, imagine combining the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland with the iconic Wizard of Oz (fangirl moment!!!). That is exactly what author Jeyna Grace did in her newest book, The Battle for Oz.

The Battle for Oz st
Oct 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I won this book in a giveaway and thank you so much for sending the book! ^_^

The book was an interesting add on of Oz and a little bit of Wonderland. Dorothy and Alice were strong women in the book but kind of flat. Their characters never grow from the first page to the last and everything was a wee bit too easy to accomplish or get away from in the book. I loved Toto in this book, it was a nice twist to see what he can do.

I was kind of sad that there wasn't any romance in the book. I was real
Tom Donaghey
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
THE BATTLE FOR OZ by Jeyna Grace is a reintroduction to characters we both know and love. When an exiled dictator finds new servants and manages to make a path through the heavens to the Land of Oz, things are not going to be good. The new invader easily tricks Queen Ozma of Oz into submission and rapidly captures Glinda, and manages to imprison her in such a way so as to render the good witch powerless.
It is only the fairies that manage to flee the new queen’s wrath and they turn to Scarecrow
Sep 28, 2015 rated it liked it
The Queen of Hearts, having been evicted from Wonderland, discovers a new land, Oz. She decides to make herself queen with the aid of faithful minions both old and new, and the magic ring she steals from Glinda. She imprisons the present queen in a mirror and proceeds to remake Oz in her own cruel and violent image. The citizens send for Dorothy to help them but, when she realizes she cannot succeed on her own, she decides to search for Alice, an old foe of the queen, to aid her.

The Battle for O
*I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

I'll admit, I'm a sucker for reimaginings. And I'm a sucker for crossovers. So a crossover of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland that is also a reimagining of what happens to both of them after they grow up a little? Count me in.

Jeyna Grace does a great job blending both worlds that we have come to know and love. Seeing characters from each world in the other world is a lot of fun, and she does a great job of adding her own story elements to the origina
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-reads
I was kindly given a copy by the publishers through Netgalley, with many thanks to the author and publisher.

Full review will be up on September 3rd over at:

I was so in love with the idea of this book. I got incredibly excited.
I love it when favourite stories collide together and get given a new twist etc.

This was such an enjoyable read. The way it was written did feel like it was mainly directed to a young/teen audience, but that doesn't take away the fact
Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it
"Imag­ine, if you will, a lin­ear accel­er­a­tor for fic­tion. Say some­one took The Wiz­ard of Oz and Alice in Won­der­land, put them in the machine, and slammed ‘em together. Sift­ing through the results, you’d find The Bat­tle For Oz, Jeyna Grace’s excit­ing adven­ture pub­lished by Ink­shares."

The rest of the review can be found at
Apr 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways-won
I got book thanks to Goodreads giveaway. I did not finish the book yet, but I will update this review when I finish it.
As a fan of both the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, I was very excited to get into this book. The ideas are interesting and creative as this is a joining of two classic stories, but from reading the first half of the book, I noticed that the plot is sometimes abrupt and I'm not a huge fan of the writing style. However, so far it has been enjoyable.
Aug 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I got this book in a goodreads giveaway.
I thought it might be interesting and I am not sure why I entered this particular giveaway since I don't really like Alice or Dorothy but for some reason i entered it anyway.
This book was not great at all. I was hoping for something good but it wasn't interesting at all and was actually really dumb. I wish I had liked it though.
Sep 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, first-reads
I received this book through Goodreads Giveaways for an honest review.

In The Battle for Oz, the Queen of Hearts leaves Wonderland and takes over Oz. Dorothy and Alice must work together to save Oz.

I liked the book. Alice and Dorothy being together in Wonderland and Oz was neat. Some of the book seemed to move really fast without any background knowledge though.
Emma Christina
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
I really thought I was going to enjoy this, I mean Alice and Dorothy together, what couldn't be awesome about that. Well it just didn't do it for me, childish writing style and a plot that really didn't draw me in or encourage me to continue reading. ...more
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought this book had a great idea of combining the worlds of Oz and and Alice. I enjoyed the book for the most part, but the epilogue really jarred with the rest of the book and let the rest of the book down - was there any need for an ending like this?
Jonas Lee
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fan-fiction lovers
Jeyna creates a great piece of fanfic by mashing the worlds of Wonderland and Oz together. It was a wonderful way to tell a combining story involving beloved characters in Dorothy and Alice.
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jeyna-grace
Great book.I am a big fan of Oz and Wonderland. This was wonderful.
Mykl Walsh
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jeyna Grace has woven together a marvelous tale, combining elements from Alice in Wonderland with an updated land of Oz. Everyone from your kids to your grandparents will love it!
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, children
I gave this book to one of my students that is obsessed with the Wizard of Oz and he adored it. It was short and thrilling.

I won this book on Firstreads on Goodreads.
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