Review: Dorothy Must Die: Stories by Danielle Paige

Posted March 22, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 1 Comment

Review: Dorothy Must Die: Stories by Danielle PaigeDorothy Must Die: Stories by Danielle Paige
Published by HarperCollins on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 392
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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Also by this author: Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise

An alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.
Long before Amy Gumm got swept away from a Kansas trailer park…Dorothy Gale received a package on the night of her 16th birthday: a pair of red high-heeled shoes. Dear Dorothy, the note read. I thought about silver to match the ones you lost, but in the end I decided that red was more your color. I think you know what to do with them.
And with a knock of her heels, Dorothy returned to the magical land that made her a star—and Oz would never be the same again.
This bind-up of three prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series follows Dorothy Gale as she transforms from good girl to Wicked Witch. Kiss the land where troubles melt like lemon drops goodbye. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magical shoes won’t be able to save you.


This is a set of stories that take place before Dorothy Must Die. I liked getting the little bits of information about some of the characters.

In No Place Like Oz we see how Dorothy comes back to Oz.  She’s pretty awful in Dorothy Must Die, but she’s a brat in this story.  So it’s really no wonder she’s ruled Oz the way she has.

In The Witch Must Burn we get to see Glinda.  She’s not all sunshine and rainbows.

I didn’t really care much for The Wizard Returns. It was almost a pointless novella. It was flat and just kind of there. We don’t know any more about him than we did before.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

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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