The End of Oz
In this dark, action-packed fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm travels from Oz to the twisted land of Ev, where she fights to free Oz from evil once and for all.
My name is Amy Gumm. You might remember me as the other girl from Kansas. When a tornado swept me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die...more
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)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
"'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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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.
This book was exactly how I wanted this series to end!
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.