The Time Will Come (2)
The marvelous land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It’s none other than Dorothy. Yes, that Dorothy.
Amid all this chaos, Elphaba’s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now, Rain will take up her broom in an Oz wracked by war.
The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the extraordinary bestselling series begun with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises — the hallmarks of the brilliant and unique imagination of Gregory Maguire. (From Goodreads)
So of course this hasn’t been sitting on my shelf for very long (I got it for Christmas, and it was just published this past November), but I read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West more than ten years ago and I loved it and all the other Wicked Years books. I still haven’t seen the musical, but one of these days I hope to change that! I originally thought I was going to read this book right away but I knew I wanted to re-read all the other books in the series first, and a lot of other books have been pushed up on my TBR pile. But I still hope to read this soon!
What books have been pushed back for you? Let me know, or leave a link to your post if you’re participating in this meme and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog!
Jessie MarieMarch 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm
I read Wicked in my freshman year at college. Let me rephrase that. I DNFed Wicked my freshman year at college. But I was going through some strange Nicholas Sparks phase and Wicked was not my cup of tea at the time. So yeah. I need to go back and reread it. Especially now that I've seen the Broadway rendition! ; )
As a side note, I had no idea there were three let alone four of these books! That's wild but I'm glad you enjoy them so much. I hope the wait to read this isn't too long. ; )
Andrea @ The Overstuffed BookcaseMarch 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Yeah, they are pretty intricate books that go far beyond the original Wizard of Oz story (although I haven't read all of Baum's books, but I have read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz). I just love retellings, and although I know the major events that are going to occur, I love seeing how they twist and turn the story. There are some crazy things going on in these stories, but they're those kind of books that you basically HAVE to read them over before reading the newest book, because you'll totally miss some connection from the previous books. You should definitely try to read it again, but I do know that this one is not for everyone…
fakestephMarch 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm
I love this meme… I am totally going to start participating. I haven't read these books, but I saw the musical in London and it was great! I would absolutely see it again!
Andrea @ The Overstuffed BookcaseMarch 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm
Basically my whole immediate family (except my husband and son) have seen the musical, multiple times, and my mother is the only one besides me that has read the book! It really annoys me! ;) But yeah, I've got to see that musical someday. It came near here a few years ago but I think I was extremely pregnant at the time and couldn't go. Next time!
Sally@Always Lost in StoriesMarch 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm
Oh wow- I've been thinking of reading the books because I LOVE the musical, but I didn't know that there were four of them!
You have to see the musical if you get a chance- I thought it was incredible.
Andrea @ The Overstuffed BookcaseMarch 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Yeah, the first one deals with the whole Wizard of Oz story, but the others go above and beyond that story. Well, the first one does, too, but its major plot coincides with the L. Frank Baum story. The books are really complex and fantastic, I think. You should definitely give them a shot! And thanks so much for stopping by! ;)
Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog)March 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm
Sounds good, but never heard of it until now. Hope you can read it soon.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog
Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog)March 4, 2012 at 2:51 am
I tagged you.
Andrea @ The Overstuffed BookcaseMarch 4, 2012 at 4:59 am
I'm sorry, my blog is now tag- and award-free. I've participated in the past, and I really appreciate you thinking of me, but I just don't have the time to participate in those anymore. But thanks so much – I really do feel honored that you chose me!
BittnerMarch 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm
Sometimes I'll be walking around Hastings and I'll pick up Wicked "thinking man I really should read this, Andrea loves this book…" and then I remember how long it is and a friend told me once (years ago) that it gets really political and weird so then I end up putting it down. But I don't know, maybe some day…
Andrea @ The Overstuffed BookcaseMarch 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm
I know it's not for everyone. And there are definitely some weird parts that I don't really care for, but I enjoyed the political aspects. You can always borrow my copy if you want!