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The End of Oz

(Dorothy Must Die #4)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  10,495 ratings  ·  1,249 reviews
Ding dong—Dorothy is dead.

I watched as the Emerald Palace crumbled to the ground, burying Dorothy, the Girl Who Rode the Cyclone, under the rubble. And now that the rightful ruler, Ozma, has been restored to the throne…

Oz is finally free.

My name is Amy Gumm. You might remember me as the other girl from Kansas. When a tornado whisked me away to the magical land of Oz, I was
Hardcover, 277 pages
Published March 14th 2017 by HarperCollins
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mith Honestly, there are WAY too many novellas, so I get the confusion. The best way to read this series (if you're dead on on it) would be to follow how t…moreHonestly, there are WAY too many novellas, so I get the confusion. The best way to read this series (if you're dead on on it) would be to follow how the series is set up on GR (like, when you click on the series name beside the title).
So it's Dorothy Must Die: Stories (Vol. 1) (consisting of No Place Like Oz (#0.1), The Witch Must Burn (#0.2), and The Wizard Returns (#0.3)). Then DMD: Stories (Vol. 2) (consisting of Heart of Tin (#0.4), The Straw King (#0.5), and Ruler of Beasts (#0.6)). Then the novellas Order of the Wicked (#0.7) and untitled #0.8.
Full-length novel wise, it's Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise, Yellow Brick War, and untitled book 4.
The novellas are all a prequel arc so they're not necessary to read, only if you want to be fully immersed into the world.
Also, yes, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 consist of the prequels you mentioned, just bound up in a physical copy!(less)
Jaydin The third book ended in a cliff hanger, what with Glamora and The Nome King and everything, and honestly, I never want this series to end, for it is s…moreThe third book ended in a cliff hanger, what with Glamora and The Nome King and everything, and honestly, I never want this series to end, for it is so good!!!!! (less)

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Jun 08, 2016 marked it as maybe-reads
i guess trilogies just don't exist anymore.

The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
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3.5 Stars

I had been awaiting this final book in the Dorothy Must Die series for such a long time, but this book ended up being a bit disappointing. It keeps the same action as always, but it seemed unnecessary. I enjoyed seeing some old characters redeem themselves, but the new setting isn’t as impressive as the other books. I found myself unsatisfied with the ending, and would have liked one more magical journey to Oz.

This book is so action-packed! This final inst
High Lady of The Night Court
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: retellings-read
I loved all 4 books in this series and right now I am bursting with joy because of the ending of this one. The Dorothy Must Die series is definitely one of the most entertaining series I’ve read. This is one of those series where the story and plotline take precedence over the emotional aspect of the books.
All 4 books followed the original storyline very well and didn’t break off which I really liked. The world building was absolutely fascinating, I loved seeing how Danielle Paige twisted the o
Gaby (lookingatbooks)
3.75 stars

Eh. I expected more. The first two books in this series are terrific. They're true gems. The third book fell a little flat but it still kept up the pace and it had a decent plot. But The End Of Oz was drawn out and unnecessary. Because this series was destined to be a trilogy. When I read Yellow Brick War, I think everybody was under the impression, that would be the final book. And when it ended, it could have been. All Danielle Paige would have needed was to write whether Amy stayed
Lauren Lanz
It’s finale time, and I expected things to go out with a bang; I’m talking badass showdowns, magic flipping shit upside down, near death experiences- the whole shabang.

But, alas:

“We must come to terms with the wounds of our past if we are to survive the future”

Sounds like me re-reading this series thinking it was amazing, only to trudge through something… definitely not that.

Amy and the gang are back at it again, trying to kill Dorothy and rescue Oz from dark magic. Basically, we haven’t mad
Annika Möller
May 12, 2016 marked it as to-read
Are you kidding me?? First I thought this was going to be a duology, then I got my hands on the third book and was super excited to finally get to the end of the series, and now there's a fourth book? This just feels like it's dragging on far too much. Danielle Paige is really milking it with this one. ...more
May 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Disappointed is an understatement to what I feel right now.

I guess I was feeling optimistic when reading this book, desperately trying to scrounge for something I enjoyed.

Having the finale of a series being the shortest book (it’s 270 pages, what?) in the series automatically had red flags swishing in front of my face and although I kept those alerts in mind, I wanted to see how it all ends, closure is the only thing I wanted from this series at this point.

And how convenient that everything wrap
May 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
Mini Review: Jeez. What happened to this series?

Is it just me? My reading tastes definitely shift over the course of a year, but I thought this was utterly awful.

This book felt ludicrous in plot, and it was a predictable mess of a finale. We get a Dorothy perspective, which was laughably bad. It feels overwritten and like it's trying too hard.

Perhaps I'm being harsh, but I think this series really fell apart, which sucks because it had one of the most promising first books that I've read.
I can't believe this is it...the final book in Danielle Paige's dark, deadly, delectable, and diabolically amazing Dorothy Must Die series!

Now that we know who the real Big Bad is, the Nome King, it's up to Amy, Nox, and Madison to travel to the land of Ev and figure out a way to defeat him before he manages to subjugate the land of Oz as well. Of course, he's got a secret ally on his side, one who may not be such a good ally after all...but to reveal who that ally is would be a spoiler. (Let's
Anastasia シ
Full Review on my blog!

Let me first start with saying that the series is a roller coaster of emotions perfectly twisted together to form a lovely book series! The End of Oz was a beautiful end to this series! This time we also get a point of view from Dorothy, and she’s something else!

I loved the dual perspectives in this book, showing us a whole new side to Dorothy. I especially appreciated the way we saw events from both Amy and Dorothy’s point of view, and seeing them both figure things out a
rachel ☾
Aug 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: retelling, 1-star, fantasy
This series just crashed and burned with these last two books.
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I went out and bought this as soon as it hit the stores and I read it in one day. I can barely describe how happy I felt afterwards. The book ended exactly as I had hoped. No I'm not a bleeding heart who expects all books to have a sappy traditional happily-ever-after ending, but I really wanted it for this one. I haven't loved a book couple as much as Nox and Amy (well, and Eleanor and Park too), (view spoiler) ...more
Jun 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Before Reading:

I still can't get over the fact that there is going to be a fourth book. Yellow Brick War was atrocious and should have concluded the series, but looks like Ms. Paige will get more of my money. I hope it returns to the innocent fun that was Dorothy Must Die, but that looks doubtful.

After Reading:

"'Three worlds, two pairs of shoes, sixteen villains ... It's too much....'"

Who knew that the book would be so self-aware? The direction in which Paige took the series saw a massive down
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Warning- Spoilers Ahead

I gotta say, I really was disappointed in the way that it ended. I also was very unhappy with this story.

For one thing, the inconsistencies I kept finding while I was reading was awful. You can see in my progress at one point our author had no idea where our character was! I found a lot of things misspelled, wrong punctuation, and even missing words. The proofreader was falling down on their job.

I also found the story itself to just be...boring. This is supposed to be the
Ashley Daviau
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By now everyone knows that I’m a diehard fan of this series and I’ve adored every single book. That being said, this book was by far my least favourite out of the series. Up until about 95% of the way through I was loving it and thought I was getting the perfect conclusion I hoped for. But the final pages just didn’t sit right with me, I literally threw the book across the room when I finished it. Such a shame to have a book and series that was EXCELLENT otherwise, end in such a disappointing wa ...more
catherine ♡
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't know...this book just felt completely underwhelming. I actually loved the first three books in the series, and I agree with anyone saying that the series could've ended there.

I thought The End of Oz was unnecessary. It seemed to swerve away from the main story, and although I'm all for the introduction of a new villain, in this book it wasn't incorporated very well. The plot for this book seemed very drawn out, and it wasn't until the end did the story actually move forwards.

I actually d
Update! Here's my full review:

3.5 Stars. Okay this was a hell of a lot better than the third book. Yes I still had my issues with it as in the fact that I still think the story could have done without the Nome King and Ev. While they are interesting aspects, they weren't developed enough to fit in with the story and kind of just felt like filler moments. I work think that the story could have been contained into three books but that's just my personal opi
I received a copy of The End of Oz from HarperCollins New Zealand to review. This is the last book in the Dorothy Must Die series. I think.

This series has been predictable and really cheesy at times but I still found myself enjoying it. I haven’t read the novellas yet but I’m hoping to get to them soon.

I liked that Madison was in this book. I actually started to like her in Yellow Brick War. I liked that Amy and Madison’s friendship didn’t happen overnight and they still had their problems with

When it comes to the magical world of Oz, I do not know what it is exactly that draws me every time nonetheless I will forever be grateful that L. Frank Baum created this beautiful fantasy land and Danielle Paige for temporary borrowing it and creating something fresh when it comes to Oz and Dorothy Gale. I grew up watching The Wizard of Oz and I believe it is one of the few films that blows me away every time. For this Dorothy Must Die series, without any
Alex Barndollar
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I know that her original plan was to have a trilogy, and Goodreads had a lengthy page count for the third book. I'm wondering if Paige decided to split the book in half to space it out. That being said, I'm still hoping the final book is lengthy like the first one was. And the Wicked Witch of the West please! ...more
BAM Endlessly Booked
2.5 perhaps
This series really went downhill for me. It started strong, then just degenerated. Teens have brains, and I think that was forgotten.
Lord of the Rings, The Neverending Story, Dune, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe were all ripped off so originality was lacking.
Dorothy is really the only character I enjoy. I think I may be her.
Beatrice Adams
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was counting the hours for this book to come out and it did not disappoint. In the book Dorothy has her own POV which I really loved. I got to know Dorothy more then I did in the previous books and by the end I could understand her a lot better and really liked her. Amy and Nox have always been one of my favourite book characters and in the book they made me so happy. I'm not going to spoil anything but the ending was perfect for them. Madison also became one of my favourite characters of the ...more
Nissandra Leigh
Apr 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Hope this book is going to be better than the previous one
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
OMG! Did I just finish another series this year? Woohoo! Go me!

Not sure why I never dove into The End of Oz beforehand but I am damn proud that I finally finished this. It was a complete shock that Dorothy was still alive.. but so much more happened in this as well. I mean, I'm not going to lie.. I almost threw my laptop at something because I didn't want to say goodbye to Nox and Amy. Or have them say goodbye to each other either.

One could say that I was emotional while reading some parts of th
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Here comes the bride... so we can kill her. Dorothys getting married, who says she not lovable?!

The end of Oz was a fast, humorous, predictable read with a semi happy happily ever after.

With the scarecrow, tin man, and lion all gone Dorothy is the only one left for Amy to find. But when she finds Dorothy, Dorothy has a plan of her own.
Update 2

This book was exactly how I wanted this series to end!

Update 1
Yellow Brick War was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo good. I really can't wait for this book to come out. This is my favorite book series IN THE WORLD! The writing style is amazing and really grabs your attention. I can't wait to see how this turned out.
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Yellow Brick War and it's so amazing! I was scared that it would end like that so I'm super excited for a 4th book! I can't wait! ...more
Maya White
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: may-2017
Alright y'all listen up. I absolutely positutely LOVED Dorothy Must Die. The Wicked Will Rise was okay. Yellow Brick War was better... Then The End of Oz happened and it was like what?! How could it go from Dorothy Must Die which was amazing, to The End of OZ which was just eh. In my opinion this book was just completely pointless. It was 217 pages of pointless cutesy Amy and Nox moments (don't get me wrong, I enjoyed those) and 60 pages that could have been tacked onto the end of Yellow Brick W ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was really good! It was a great conclusion. I'm glad I finished this series but I'm also sad that it's over, I need more. I haven't read the novellas but I'll get to them some day :)
Read my full review here
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WHYY!!???? WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edit: What. I am so done. I hate the ending, it’s not enough 😭 i need moreee
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Danielle lives in NY. Before turning to YA, she worked in television & was nominated for several Daytime Emmy's. Dorothy Must Die is her first novel. ...more

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