I don’t know what I was expecting, but what I got wasn’t what I was expecting, it was way better. I love weird and far off places (kind of like Neverland and Wonderland) and I love retellings, and this one was no exception.
I’ll admit, the book at first was a bit hard to get into, but I believe it must have been the setting. I couldn’t get into the whole Kansas-smalltown-girl thing at first, but Amy’s character added that spark I needed in order to continue with the book. Amy was my favorite part of the book, actually. She is such a captivating protagonist, a total bad ass and I really felt for her in all her loneliness. She couldn’t trust anyone in her life, not even her mother and I think (despite it being in a fantastical setting) is something that many of us can relate to. She meets an vast set of characters, that I couldn’t even begin to go through! There was so many! But of course we see the ones from the original story, the Tin Man, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and of course Dorothy.
After the first initial chapters I was totally hooked and I could never really guess what was going to happen, which is obvious since everything is Topsy turvy in Oz. And after that ending, I need the next book ASAP.