Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Posted February 21, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

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Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle PaigeDorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die
Published by HarperCollins on March 31st 2015
Genres: fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 480
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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Also in this series: The Wicked Will Rise, Yellow Brick War
Also by this author: The Wicked Will Rise, Yellow Brick War

The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark new series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige.
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 blue birds. 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 road of yellow brick—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: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain. Take the Lion's courage. And—Dorothy must die.

5 Reasons to Read Dorothy Must Die

  • It’s a unique retelling of Wizard of Oz.
  • Amy, while unlikable at times, proves to be a pretty great heroine. Or maybe anti-heroine.
  • It’s awesome to see that maybe the wicked aren’t quite so wicked.
  • The way Oz is described in this book is so unlike the Oz we know from L. Frank Baum.
  • And some of the side characters make everything more real.

I really enjoyed this retelling. It was easy to get into and completely morbid at the same time.

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I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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