Title: Dorothy Must Die
Author: Danielle Paige
Publishing Date: April 1st, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy/Retelling
Series: Dorothy Must Die
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.
This is a dark, interesting twist on The Wizard of Oz. I think it would make a really great Tim Burton movie.
What made me pick this book up?
I had seen an excerpt of it at a book fair I had gone to, and it looked interesting enough. I love retellings, of almost any type. And of course, the title "Dorothy Must Die" caught my eye, curious as to why Dorothy must die of course.
What do I like about the cover?
I love the minimalist feel of it.
What made me read it?
Retelling of course.
What did I like the most?
I liked to read the twists on everything and how evil Dorothy really is..
It ends on a cliffhanger of course
Would you read the rest of the series/Other books by this author?
I had a bit of a hard time getting into it, but by about midpoint I couldn't put the book down. I hate that it ended the way it did, and I can't wait to read the second one.
Danielle lives in NY. Before turning to YA, she worked in television & was nominated for several Daytime Emmy's. Dorothy Must Die is her first novel.