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An Ending Like an Afterthought | Review of ‘The End of Oz’ (Dorothy Must Die #4)


By Cynthia Ayala

The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
HarperCollins
Image Credit: Goodreads

Dorothy is finally dead. Or so they thought. Amy Gumm managed to save Oz but the Yellow Brick road isn’t done with her yet. Picking her back up from Kansas once again to drag her to the dark world of Ev to battle the Nome King and his new bride: Dorothy Gale. This is Amy’s last chance to save Oz once and for all without turning into a monster like Dorothy.

Published March 14, 2017 by HarperCollins, The End of Oz
by Danielle Paige is the fourth and final novel in the Dorothy Must Die Series.
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Weekly Reading List #102


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there people of the page. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I’m still backlogged on books, working hard to make sure I stay on top of them and that my book reviews don’t suffer either. Although they tend to when I do them last minute and in a rush. But I’m working on remembering to take a breath and just take everyday ass a new day. I feel like I’ve been rushing through my life lately, just with books and my reviews. So, even though I’m backlogged I’m just going to take a small step back and breathe.

So, on that note, check out my new reading list.
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Weekly Reading List #101


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there people of the page. So, it turns out that I have once again become backlogged on books. I have until Sept 2 to read 4 books. I’ve knocked one out of the park (these are ARCs with expiration dates btw) and I’m in the middle of two at the moment. I’m saving the longest for last while I go through these two, using every spare moment, my sleepless nights (I’m an insomniac) to read, read, read. I guess it’s a good thing I have finished prelim edits on my novel. I printed out a copy for myself so that I can go over formatting and editing issues that will no doubt need to be addressed. So, until that arrives in the mail, I plan on using all this free time to catch up on this reading. I’ve also gotten control over my anemia again. I’m not great at taking care of myself and I feel fine most of the time so I don’t take my iron pills but when I crash, boy do I crash. And you know what one of the symptoms of anemia is? Loss of interest. So I was reading slower than usual, spending half my time just being a lazy bum. But I’ve taken my iron pills every day for the past 6 days, getting my iron up as best as possible. And the change is noticeable.

So here you go folks, my upcoming reading list for this week. Since my energy is up, I have no doubt that I will catch up on my reading. At least, that’s the hope. Happy reading!
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Good but Beginning to Drag | Review of ‘Yellow Brick War’ (Dorothy Must Die #3)


By Cynthia Ayala

Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
HarperCollins
Image Credit: Goodreads

Amy Gumm was swept up in a tornado just like Dorothy Gale. A higher power swept her up to destroy Dorothy and her close friends who let the power and magic of Oz corrupt them. No longer is Oz the vibrant place, now it’s a dark place full of monsters and danger. And Amy too is in danger of becoming one of those monsters. An assassin who has failed, Amy must find the light buried deep inside her to keep herself and her friends safe from Dorothy’s wrath and her own.

Published March 15, 2016, by HarperCollins Yellow Brick War
by Danielle Paige is the third in her young adult series about Amy Gumm and her trials in Oz against the wicked witch Dorothy of Kansas.
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Weekly Reading List #87


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! Guess who is finally a graduate of Emerson College! This girl! Boy was it cold, and wet, lots of rain in Boston this past weekend. My mom and grandmother took so many pictures of me and Dennis Lehane was my commencement speaker, which was super cool btw. Anyway, it was tons of fun I just wished my uncle, aunt and fiancé had been there with me, but I’ll see them soon enough. On the bright side on the 21-hour drive I took back home with my mom (because we were moving furniture back to FL from BOS) I got a lot of reading done. So check out this week’s reading list. Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading List #86


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! Can’t stay to chat its graduation day! Woo! I’m so excited, I’m so excited, I’m finally done with school. Woo! Now I just have to make it across the stage without tripping. Wish me luck and happy reading! Continue reading Weekly Reading List #86

Book of the Month – March 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

Here you have it readers. Many books were listed but only one could be the winner and the winner this month, by a landslide, is none other than Danielle Paige’s fourth novel in her Dorothy Must Die series, The End of Oz. Check out what it’s all about right here and stay tuned for a review right here on Cyn’s Workshop. You can already check out reviews of Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise right here.

And don’t forget to stay tuned for next month’s Book of the Month poll. Happy reading!
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Heavy Handed Invasion Lit | Review of ‘United as One’ (Lorien Legacies #7)


By Cynthia Ayala

United as One by Pittacus Lore
HarperCollins
Image Credit: Goodreads

The Mogadorian’s have invaded, and The Garde is growing in numbers. Together with a band of teenagers from across the globe, they are working to stop the Mogadorians. But as with most wars, there is betrayal and lost at every corner. Can they win or will the Mogadorians break them and control Earth?

Published June 28, 2016, United as One by Pittacus Lore is the final novel in his best-selling young adult series printed by HarperCollins following a group of teenagers sent to Earth to fight the alien invasion that left their home world destroyed.
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Weekly Reading List #56


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! The summer has gone and fall is on the winds. I’m back at school for my final semester at Emerson College and I can’t believe it. Now i just need to pass all my classes and all will be well. God it’s nerve wracking. I’m so nervous I find myself shaking, literally, thinking about it. I’m a little scared. That’s a lie, I’m very scared. But I just need to pass, that’s all I have to do. 

Anyway, here’s my weekly reading list, hopefully I’ll have some time to read outside of school. Already have my first 2 page paper due Tuesday….yikes.
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Weekly Reading List #53


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Got my eyes checked out last weekend. Luckily, I’m not totally as blind as a bat, but as it is, I’ve spent my time reading and writing as usual. And as I read I find that my current reading list is dwindling! Can you just imagine the horror! I’m gonna have to go through my Goodreads list and my shelves sort through what I want to read next. I still have to finish the Pretty Little Liars series and I’m utterly hooked on the Dorothy Must Die series after the first novel, so there’s something. And I have tons of books to read on my Kindle and Nook, because yes, I have both.

In the meantime, check out this weeks’ reading list. Happy reading! Oh, and if you have any suggestions for me leave them in the comments section. Continue reading Weekly Reading List #53