Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday(6): Out of Oz:The Final Volume in the Wicked Years Series by Gregory Maguire

For those of you who don't know "Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to let others know which book you are anticipating and can't wait til it comes out to read it.

  • Pub. Date: November 1, 2011

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

  • Format: Hardcover , 592pp

  • Cover Image
    “Maguire’s work is melodic, symphonic, and beautiful; it is dejected and biting and brave. How great that people flock to these magical novels.”
    Los Angeles Times Book Review
    Bestselling author Gregory Maguire’s remarkable series, The Wicked Years, comes full circle with this, his fourth and final excursion across a darker, richer, more complex landscape of “the magical land of Oz.” Out of Oz brilliantly reimagines L. Frank Baum’s world over the rainbow as wracked with social unrest—placing Glinda the good witch under house arrest and having the cowardly Lion on the lam from the law as the Emerald City prepares to make war on Munchkinland. Even Dorothy makes a triumphant return in Maguire’s magnificent Oz finale—tying up every loose green end of the series he began with his classic Wicked, the basis for the smash hit Broadway musical.

    I can't wait for this book. I didn't know there was going to be a fourth and final one but I am so excited there is one. I want to see how it all ties up in the end.
    Let me know in the coments what you are waiting for this week? Let me know if you want to read this one too. =]

    Happy Reading

    Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer


    1. Hmm, never heard of this one. It definitely sounds interesting! Great pick :)

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    2. I haven't read Wicked, but I heard it was good. The only thing I've done is see the Broadway musical (which was fantastic)! Nice pick. :)

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    3. oh my gosh, i hadn't seen this yet! how fantastic!

    4. This sounds good! My first time hearing about it! New follower!

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    5. Whoa, I didn't even know about this one. I must hurry up and start the series sometime soon. I've heard great things. I hope you enjoy it when you read it :)

    6. Never heard of this one, but it sounds interesting. Here is our WOW.

    7. I haven't heard of this series. Sounds interesting.
      Thanks for stopping by and correcting my title :)

    8. This one sounds great!

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      Have a nice week :)

    9. Nice pick...I have WIcked but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I'm going to need to get on that;)

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    10. Gregory Maguire is such a good writer! I'm looking forward to reading this one too, to see how he wraps up this story. My personal favorite of his though is Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. :)

    11. I had no idea that there was a 4th book coming up! I still haven't had the opportunity to read A Lion Among Men.

    12. I haven't heard of this series before, but it sounds interesting. Will have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    13. nice pick. hadn't heard anything about this.

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    14. I really need to read these books! They are on my list but I've never picked them up!

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    15. i read wicked a while ago but haven't read the follow-up books. someday definitely. great pick! :)

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    16. I'm excited about this one too. My sister and I are Gregory Maguire fans, so we're definitely getting this when it comes out. Great pick!

      New follower! :)

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    17. Oh wow, I didn't even realize this was a whole series. I own the first one but I haven't read it yet. Now I'll have to check out the rest of them too. Great pick!

    18. This is a very nice choice. I love the cover and the premise.

    19. Sounds like a good read.