The Wicked Will Rise is the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s Dorothy Must Die. Danielle Paige’s exciting debut novel took girl-powered YA lit to another level and another world. It was a familiar one–Dorothy and the Wizard’s Oz–but with an unfamiliar look. Take everything you thought you knew about Oz and turn it inside out, and that’s Paige’s Oz. Dorothy’s an evil queen with her Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion for henchmen, the Wicked Witches relegated to a terrorist cell on the fringes, and everyone else scrambling to stay out of the way. Amy Gumm, our heroine, is another girl from Kansas, swept up by the wind and set down in Oz. Only her mission isn’t just to get home; she’s got to take down Dorothy and restore order and freedom to other world’s inhabitants. The first installment saw Amy trained as an assassin by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked in order to take down Dorothy. But the plan failed, Dorothy’s still alive, and Amy’s mad as hell about it.
We’ve got an exclusive excerpt from the next installment in the series, The Wicked Will Rise, out March 31.