Monthly Archives: April 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 4/30/14 Firebug

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am so excited about this one:


Firebug (Necromancer #3) by Lish McBride
September 23, 2014

From Goodreads:

“Ava is a firebug—she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren’t caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She’s one of their main hitmen . . . and she doesn’t like it one bit. Not least because her boss, Venus, killed Ava’s mother. When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels. She knows very well that you can’t say no to the Coterie and expect to get away with it, though, so she and her friends hit the road, trying desperately to think of a way out of the mess they find themselves in. Preferably keeping the murder to a minimum.”

I LOVE the dark humor is the Necromancer series and I am always pushing the first books on people. In fact, if you haven’t read Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and Necromancing the Stone (um, why haven’t you read them? With titles like that they NEED to me read!) I am so excited to get back in to that world.

Happy Reading!


Top Ten Tuesday-If You Like X Show/Movie, Read This! 4/29/14


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is all about IF/THEN. If you like this, then try that.

1. IF you like super hero movies THEN try Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.


2. IF you like The Sopranos and Harry Potter, THEN try White Cat by Holly Black.

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3. IF you like Under the Dome THEN try Gone by Michael Grant.


4. IF you like The Walking Dead, THEN try The Enemy by James Higson


5. IF you like Dexter, THEN try I Hunt Killer by Barry Lyga.

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6. IF you like Frozen THEN try Stork, Frost, and Flock by Wendy Delsol

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7. IF you like old-school video games and movies (or Wreck-It Ralph), THEN try Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.


8. IF you like Criminal Minds, THEN try The Naturals by Jennifer Lynne Barnes.


9. IF you like creepy horror stories, TRY The Diviners by Libba Bray.


10. IF you like Doctor Who, THEN try Hourglass by Myra McEntire and Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.

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Happy Reading!




Mondays with Megan Readathon Review 4/28/14

Happy Monday *yawn* *reaches for more coffee*! This weekend I participated in my sixth Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon. I love this online reading challenge for so many reasons. First and foremost because it is an excuse to sit around and read all day (and night) long. I also love the online camaraderie it builds as you explore new blogs and complete mini challenges. And if I am being completely honest, I kind of love the excuse to snack. Snacks are important. Anyway. I made it to Hour 18 this year and finished 5 and 2/3 books. Sound like fun? Consider signing up for the October challenge!

Here’s a quick check-in with Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts for another round of It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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  • The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S King-this is her debut novel and the last of her books that I needed to read. Emer Morrisey is pirate who is cursed to live the life of 100 dogs. When the curse is fulfilled she is able to pick up where she left of. Sort of. This was an odd and entertaining book and I enjoyed it, but I am glad this was not my introduction to A.S. King.
  • Nantucket Red by Leila Howland is the sequel to Nantucket Blue. The story picks up shortly after the end of the first book with Cricket and her boyfriend (no spoilers!). The new relationship comes with complications and to add to that Cricket needs to plan for college. I know that is vague! I really enjoyed the continuation of Cricket’s story. This is a fun summer romance, but start with the first book!
  • Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs is a lovely and charming debut novel. Gloria is a collector of the written word. She signs up for a summer workshop at the local college that offers a mysterious sounding class called Secrets of the Written Word. She leaves her dad, her best friend, and all connects to social media behind and embarks on a summer of discovery.
  • The Walking Dead vols 18-20 by Robert Kirkman. Brutal.
  • The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn. This book was recommended to me by a teen reader. I am glad she enjoyed it, but this book inspired rage in me. I am not ready to talk about it! Needless to say, I will not be reading the rest in the series.

Current Audio:

little brother accident

Currently Reading:

geography of you and me storm front rules for breaking

On Deck:

enchantment messenger stuck in neutral

Happy Reading!


Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon April 26, 2014

I am so excited to be participating again this year! Here is a quick Hour 0 check-in.


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Greetings from Cleveland, Ohio, where the sun is shining and we are going to have a beautiful spring day!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to reading Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs. I also have three Walking Dead volumes to catch up on.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to my traditional latte and breakfast sandwich to start the day. I also can’t wait to open the Cheez-Its. I never let myself have them because I kind of have a problem with them. But, today is a special occasion and hopefully my reading friend will help me eat them.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

My name is Megan and I am a YA Librarian in Rocky River, Ohio. I love reading, baseball, coffee, yoga, and gardening.This is my sixth time participating.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I have already done the one thing different for this time around. I went to bed early last night!

Happy Reading!


Hour 1: 8am-9am

Books: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (audio)
Listening: 45 minutes
Mini Challenge: Intro Meme

Hour 2: 9am-10am

Books: The Accident by Chris Pavone (audio), Breakfast Served Any Time by Sarah Combs
Mini Challenge: Leave a Quote @

Hour 3: 10am-11am

Books: Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
Mini Challenge: Book Puzzles @ Little Miss Reader

Hour 4: 11am-12pm

Books: The Walking Dead: What Comes Next, vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman, Breakfast Served Anytime.
Hour 5: 12pm-1pm
Total books completed: 1

Books: Breakfast Served Anytime, The Walking Dead: March to War, vol. 19
Mini Challenge: Book Puzzles @ One Librarian’s Book Reviews

Book Puzzles:




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Hour 6: 1pm-2pm

Books: Breakfast Served Anytime
Mini Challenge: Best of the Reading Year @ Lisa’s World of Books

Best Romance of the Year: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Best Science Fiction of the Year: Vicious by V.E. Schwab and Cress by Marissa Meyer
Best Story Line of the Year: The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence and More Than This by Patrick Ness.
Best Historical Fiction of the Year: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Best Mystery of the Year: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Hour 7: 2pm-3pm
Books: Breakfast Served Anytime
Mini Challenge: 6 Word Celebrations @ Estella’s Revenge
Total Books Read: 2

My 6 Word Celebration:

Dewey’s Readathon: highly anticipated, caffeine fueled book journey!

Hour 8: 3pm-4pm

Books: Walking Dead: March to War, vol, 19 by Robert Kirkman and The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
Mini Challenge: Bookish Brews @ Fig and Thistle
Total books read: 3

Sitting in a coffee shop drawing a complete blank on this challenge, so I offer you this pairing: chocolate covered espresso beans and Mindy McGinnis’s book, Not a Drop to Drink.

Hour 9: 4pm-5pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn and The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hour 10: 5pm-6pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn and The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Mini Challenge: Shelfies @ The Book Monsters I am not at home, so here is a mini readathon shelf!


Hour 11: 6pm-7pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo
Mini challenge: First Edition @ The Bluestockings

Hour 12: 7pm-8pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
Mini Challenge: Mid-Event Survey
Total books read: 4
Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? I am going to finish The Bar Code Tattoo this hour and continue reading The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
2. How many books have you read so far? 3!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I am thinking about picking up either Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell or Nil by Lynne Matson
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I just had to make sure I didn’t get scheduled to work this weekend.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Nope!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Time is FLYING this time!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? So far so good!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I need more salty snacks.
9. Are you getting tired yet? My TWO large lattes are keeping me awake!
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? I have a huge variety of books and I have been alternating between a couple books at a time instead of plowing straight through one at a time.

Hour 13: 8pm-9pm DINNER!

Hour 14: 9pm-10pm All Audio Hour!

Books: The Accident by Chris Pavone and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Mini Challenge: Name in Titles @ The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

M-The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
EElsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
G-The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
A-The Accident by Chris Pavone
NNil by Lynne Matson

Hour 15: 10pm-11pm

Books: The Walking Dead: All Out War, vol. 20 by Robert Kirkman
Total books read: 5

Hour 16: 11pm-12am

Books: Nil by Lynne Matson
Mini challenge: Page 35, sentence 3 @ Bibliophibian

Talla was paddling out, mouth closed. Her lips were pressed together in a thin line of disapproval. I couldn’t blame her; this was the third time today that she’s had to come out here and save my sorry behind. It seemed like I was never going to get the hang of this. The others made it look so easy, but I guess I am just not cut out for the glamorous world of water ski shows.

Hour 17: 12am-1am

Books: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hour 18: 1am-2am

Books: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hour 19: 2am-3am Throwing in the towel!

Total books: 5 + 65% of a 6th. So close…

It’s been fun! See you in October!


 End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 18!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith and The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? You guys are doing great! Keep up the good work!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read? 5 2/3
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Breakfast Served Any Time, The Walking Dead vol 18-20, The Bar Code Tattoo and The Geography of You and Me
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? The Geography of You and Me
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The Bar Code Tattoo
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I can’t wait to be a reader again!



The Agency Series by Y.S. Lee Review

My Random Reads selection for April was The Traitor in the Tunnel, the third book in The Agency series by Y.S. Lee. This seems like perfect opportunity to do a quick series review!

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Book 1-The Spy in the House, 2009
Book 2-The Body at the Tower, 2010
Book 3-The Traitor in the Tunnel, 2012
Book 4-Rivals in the City, 2014?

What it’s about:

Mary Quinn is a seventeen-year old orphan and thief living in Victorian London. She is rescued from the gallows by a mysterious stranger who offers her the opportunity for an education. When she arrives at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls she learns that the school is a front for an all-female private investigating firm known as The Agency. Mary’s first assignment places her in the house of a wealthy merchant where she serves as a lady’s maid. This role places her in the perfect position to eavesdrop and spy. It is in this role that she first meets the young James Easton, a potential love interest for Mary. In her second assignment a murder occurs at the work site of Big Ben. Mary once again goes undercover, this time disguised as a boy, in search of a killer. In the third installment Mary finds herself in Buckingham Palace serving as a maid to the Queen herself. She is sent there to solve the mystery of some thefts but soon discovers something more dangerous is afoot. Her investigations into royal matters also brings answers to her own personal mystery.

Why you might like it:

Do you enjoy quiet mysteries, spirited heroines, and the seedy underbelly of Victorian England? If so, this series is for you! Do you cheer for the underdog who uses wits and wile to right wrongs and fight injustice? You’ll be rooting for Mary all the way! If you are a fan of history, mystery, and a romance full of clever banter you might enjoy this series.

Want more like this?

You might enjoy Ruby in the Smoke by Phillip Pullman, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray, The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, and the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer.

Happy Reading!


Teen’s Choice Reviews April 2014

At the end of last year I decided to start having my book club students recommend titles for me. I have each person pick three titles that they would like me to read and then I randomly select one. Here are the two Teen’s Choice books for April:

At my high school book club, I drew Maggie’s suggestion:

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
June 25, 2013
Hardcover, 407 pages

What it’s about:

When he was ten-years old Alex Woods, the bookish son of a fortune-teller, was hit in the head by a meteorite. This event left him scarred and seizure prone and made him the perfect target for the village bullies. Life isn’t easy for him, but he has the bullies to thank for introducing him to Mr. Peterson, a reclusive American expat and Vietnam veteran. What begins as a punishment develops into an unlikely friendship between the two. It is the story of this friendship that Alex tells the police after he is stopped at customs with an urn of ashes and 113 grams of marijuana. Despite the potential trouble he faces, Alex knows he has done the right thing.

Why you might like it:

Do you like quirky stories with memorable characters? Alex and Mr. Peterson certainly are a memorable pair! Are you interested in issues surrounding death and dying? This book tackles assisted suicide and euthanasia. Do you enjoy books about books? You might enjoy all the discussion about the works of Vonnegut and you may be inspired to check out some of the other works Alex reads. Do you appreciate a tear-jerker? You might want to have a tissue handy while reading this one! The Universe Versus Alex Woods quietly worked its way into my heart. This debut is lovely and moving and I loved the experience.

Want more like this?

You might enjoy The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Staniford, and A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.


This next suggestion came from another high school book club reader, Olivia. She wasn’t a fan of this one, but thought I might like it because it has zombies and is creepy.

Chasers by James Phelan
First publish May 25, 2010
Paperback, 256 pages

What it’s about:

Jesse and three of his friends from a Youth Ambassador Camp in New York City are on the subway when the explosion happens. As the four crawl from the wreckage the carnage is immediate. People are dead, buildings have collapsed, and the other survivors seem to be infected in some way. In a once crowded and bustling city the only signs of life are the predators who used to be human.

Why you might like it:

If you like creepy, post-apocalyptic stories you may enjoy Chasers. If you are a fan of psychological suspense you might want to try this one. Do you like survival stories? Jesse and his friends have some pretty clever survival techniques. Do you like a book with a surprising twist at the end? Chasers certainly ends with a shock. I did not love this book, but after the twist at the I may go back to the second book. I need answers!

Want more like this?

For more post-apocalyptic survival stories you might like Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Ashfall by Mike Mullin, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, and Ashes by Ilsa Bick.

Happy Reading!


Waiting on Wednesday Afterworlds 4/23/14

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am so excited about this one:


Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld, September 23, 2014

From Goodreads:

“Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the ‘Afterworld’ to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.”

IT’S A NEW NOVEL FROM SCOTT WESTERFELD!!! Ok, will stop screeching at you, but really, it’s a new novel from Scott Westerfeld! Oh, happy day.

Happy Reading!


Top Ten Tuesday-My Favorite Characters Who Are Underdogs 4/22/14


This week The Broke and the Bookish are talking about our favorite characters who ______ (fill in the blank). I chose to talk about my favorite characters who are underdogs. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an underdog is:

: a person, team, etc., that is expected to lose a contest or battle

: a less powerful person or thing that struggles against a more powerful person or thing (such as a corporation)

The underdog is at a disadvantage, often coming from a position of inferiority or adversity. Sometimes they are known as the loveable losers. I love a rousing underdog story. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Doug Swieteck from Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. Doug is good kid who just can’t catch a break. He is bullied at home and unjustly labelled at school. He is full of potential, but is trapped in a horrible situation. I love Doug and his birds forever and ever.


2. Ed Kennedy from I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. Poor Ed is definitely a loveable loser. He is hopelessly in love with his best friend. His constant companion is a stinky dog called the Doorman. He is stuck in a rut at the tender age of 19, until he foils a bank robbery and begins receiving mysterious messages.

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3. Jacky Faber from Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer. Jacky has it rough! She’s an orphaned street urchin who longs for a better life. She is tough and resourceful, making her one of my all-time favorite underdogs! This girl has a knack for finding and escaping trouble.

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4. Ryan Dean West from Winger by Andrew Smith. Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year old junior at a fancy boarding school. His roommate is the school bully, he’s the smallest kid on the rugby team, and he is also hopelessly in love with his best friend. Ryan Dean is a total misfit who just wants to belong. He had me in stitches and in tears. I love this kid!


5. Deryn Sharp from Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. Deryn is a brilliant airman in the British Air Service. Deryn has a huge secret. Deryn is a girl!


6. The Princes Charming from The Hero’s Guide series by Christopher Healy. Want to know the real Prince Charming? His name is Liam. And Frederic. And Gustav. And Duncan. These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively. How they managed these heroics is a mystery because this League of Princes is full of bumbling goofballs!

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7.  Will from The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. Will is too small to pursue his dream of being a knight, but he soon discovers his small stature is an asset to a king’s Ranger. People often underestimate Will and his little horse, Tug. It is a mistake they never make twice. I love this unlikely hero.

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8. Josie from Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. Poor Josie is the daughter of a prostitute. She has dreams of college and a better life, far from New Orleans. Unfortunately, she faces adversity at every turn.

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9. David from Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. David is the very definition of underdog. He is a mere mortal going up against super villains who have superhuman powers.


10. Amber Appleton from Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick. Amber, despite being homeless, is a self-proclaimed optimist, but even her special brand of optimism might not be enough to save her from the tragedy that awaits her. I don’t know why this book isn’t more popular! It is such a feel-good story!

sorta like a rock starHappy Reading!


Mondays with Megan

Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend. I had a strangely sports-filled weekend. Friday night baseball, Saturday morning soccer game, and a hockey game in evening. It was nice to be out and about after being sick last week. The one and only sort of silver lining to sick days? I got a lot of reading done!

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Thanks to Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts for hosting It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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  •  Chasers by James Phelon was recommended by a teen reader, so I will have a full review up sometime soon. It wasn’t a favorite, but I might read the next book in the series. This first book left me with only questions and no answers.
  • A Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee is the third book in The Agency series. This was my Random Read for the month, so look for a full review as well. I really enjoy these Victorian-era mysteries. The heroine is a mixed-race (Irish and Chinese) orphan who is trained to be a spy.
  • Shades of Earth by Beth Revis is the third book in the Across the Universe series. This series follows Amy, a teen from Earth who is frozen and sent to space with her family and a number of other people who will colonize a new planet. Things do not go according to plan and Amy is unfrozen early. The second book reveals a number of startling secrets about the mission and the ship, Godspeed. The third book reveals even more shocking information about the planet they are meant to be colonizing. All in all a fun series and with an exciting conclusion!
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness is really hard to describe without spoiling things. The first part of the story introduces readers to Seth, a teen who makes the decision to commit suicide. What happens next is strange and thought-provoking and a little mind-bending. Did you think you were getting an “issues” book? Ha! This is an excellent pick for the serious reader who enjoys a bit of philosophy and science fiction.
  • Locke & Key, vol. 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill is the final book in a dark and disturbing graphic novel series. This series is an addicting mix of magic and shadows and horror. Loved it and hope for more from Joe Hill!

Current Audio:

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  • The Accident by Chris Pavone is a suspense book about a book! Win.
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is about a group of teens caught up in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.

Currently Reading:


  • The Elite by Kiera Cass is the sequel to The Selection. While I enjoyed the first book, I am really kind of disgusted with this one. I am going to be annoyed if I feel compelled to read The One.

On Deck:

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  • The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn is a Teen’s Choice for the month.
  • Enchantment by Orson Scott Card is the other Teen’s Choice read for the month.
  • Nantucket Red by Leila Howland is an e-galley and the sequel to Nantucket Blue.

Happy Reading!






Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige Review 4/17/14


Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
April 1, 2014
Hardcover, 452 pgs

What it’s about:

Amy Gumm is just another girl living in a trailer park in Kansas. Her life totally sucks. Her mom is an addict, her dad left them, and she is the favorite target of the mean girls. Everything changes the day of the tornado. That’s right, a tornado in Kansas that rips her home off its foundation and deposits her and her mom’s pet rat in the land of Oz. Yes, that land of Oz. Except things are nothing like in the books and movie. Oz is dying and it is all Dorothy’s fault. The remaining witches of Oz have formed an alliance, the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked and they intend to train Amy for her mission. Her mission is simple: Dorothy must die.

Why you might like it:

Are you a fan of The Wizard of Oz series? If so, you won’t want to miss this twisted tale! Love fractured fairy tales? This one is awesome! Do you like your stories dark and deadly? This Oz story isn’t all rainbows and flowers (but then again, L.Frank Baum’s Oz was kind of dark as well). Do you enjoy it when the lines between good and evil are blurred? Well, get ready to find yourself cheering for some wicked witches. Maybe. It’s complicated. Speaking of complicated, I hope you don’t mind when things don’t always go according to plan. There are plenty of twists and turns and shocking curve balls thrown at out poor heroine. Dorothy Must Die was one of my most highly anticipated novels of 2014. I had high expectations and am pleased to report that this debut was as amazing as I had hoped it would be!

Want more like this?

I recently discovered Eric Shanower’s graphic adaptations of the Oz series. It is amazing! You might also try Mark McGiure’s Oz adaptation, the Wicked series. If you like retellings try Marissa Meyer’s Cinder series, Jackson Pearce’s Sisters Red and Sweetly, or Wendy Delsol’s Stork trilogy.

Happy Reading!