Dorothy Must Die By Danielle Paige
Published April 1st 2014 by HarperCollins
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still a yellow brick road - but even that's crumbling.
What happened? Dorothy.
They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission.
Dorothy is crazy?! Who saw that coming?
I loved this book! If you haven’t read it yet…what are you waiting for?! I was skeptical at first too because I love the Wizard of Oz and I didn’t want someone messing up a good thing. But this title though? I had to read it and I am glad I did.
The book follows Amy Gumm, a high school outcast with a drug addicted mother from a trailer pack in a dusty city in Kansas. One day there is a tornado warning and the next thing you know Amy wakes up in Oz with her mother’s pet rat named star. We get to see and experience Oz with its munchkin, monkeys and witches all over again. Only NOTHING is the same.
The pace of this book was great! I never found myself bored or felt it was dragging. There is a lot of world building but it’s freaking Oz so I just loved every page of that. Amy Gumm is a great main character. You can really get behind her and root for her. Plus, she is freaking hilarious.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loved Oz before and anyone who didn’t but likes magic filled humorous fairy tale like stories.
Dorothy Must Die is the first book in what I think will be a trilogy. This next book of the series, The Wicked Will Rise, is expected to be published March 31
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