By Betsy Schow
Sourcebooks Fire, 2015. 344 pgs. Young Adult Fantasy
When Dorthea, the Princess of the Emerald Kingdom, makes a poorly worded wish in a bout of anger, she destroys the rules of magic. Her parents have been sent to a strange place called “Kansas” and the kingdom’s head sorceress has disappeared. With the help of the kitchen maid, Rexi, and the broody Prince Kato, Dorthea must try to reverse the curse and prevent the wickedest witch from escaping her icy prison.
I enjoyed all of the fun easter eggs and tidbits that the author included connecting the land of Oz and fairy tale stories. It was refreshing to see Dorthea’s character development from a rich, spoiled princess to someone that you at least don’t want to kill. There were a few twists and turns that kept me guessing, and overall was a simple, fun read.