was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books
that aren’t released yet, but that we’re eagerly awaiting.
Name: The Wicked Will Rise
(Dorothy Must Die 2)
Author: Danielle Paige
Number of Pages: 432 pages in Hardcover
Published: March 31st 2015 by HarperCollins
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings
To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die. But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn’t wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?
I’ve settled to still wait for the book and read it despite the hullabaloos about the author. As I’ve come to realized that it’s the content that I loved and I won’t judge the book by how the author behaves. I really really love the first book. I think that’s enough reason for me to wait for its sequel. If you don’t have a clue about what happened, where were you? Lol! Kidding. Okay, I’ll give you a brief rundown. Are you familiar with Kathleen Hale? (Honestly, I didn’t know her before this incident. Sorry) She’s the author of the contemporary book No One Else Can Have You. (Ooh. That’s the reason I don’t know her. I rarely read contemporary books) Apparently, she confessed that she stalked a blogger who gave her book a one star rating. She also admitted that she rented a car and planned to pay the blogger a visit, called her phone regularly and harassed her until poor blogger left the blogosphere.
SO CREEPY! I know you’re wondering why Danielle Paige was dragged in this issue. She tweeted this:
Like she’s confirming that what Hale did was what all, if not most, authors wanted to do. She earned quite a great deal of negative feedback from all over the internet and a lot has boycotted her books. So there. It’s really up to you and your judgement if you still want to read a book from this author. I must admit that I had conflicted feelings at first. Still.. I chose to wait and read the book just because I enjoyed the first one and need to know what will happen in this series. Sorry.
So if you chose to still read it too, you can join this giveaway from Goodreads.
Tried to search for an International giveaway, but to no avail. Didn’t find any blog or book tours too so I guess this will be it for now. I’ll update this whenever I’ll find something new until this will be released. So always check back when you’re free. Okay? Or perhaps you could let me know how you feel about the issue of authors harassing reviewers. By the way, care to share the books you’re dying to read? Comment and I’ll check on it. 😀