January 12, 2015

5 Star Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige @daniellempaige @crossroadreviews

Title: Dorothy Must Die
Series: Dorothy Must Die #1
Author: Danielle Paige
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Re-Telling, Teen, Fantasy
Release Date: April 1, 2014

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 the yellow brick road, though—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 Must Die was a very imaginative re-telling of the famous Wizard of OZ. It took you on the darker side of OZ and the darker side of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Lion and the Scarecrow, even Glinda.

Amy has spent most of her life taking care of her mom and trying to stay invisible at school. Until one day where she is expelled for something that she didn't even start and a freak tornado takes her on an unforgettable trip into OZ.

For me, this book was pretty awesome. I always loved the story of OZ and this re-telling was right up my alley. It had some horrific characters, amazing witches, romance, doubting and action. I really can't wait to see what happens next.

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.

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Jessica @ Strung Out On Books said...

I want to read this! I've seen some great reviews, yours included, and I can't wait to get a copy! :) A dark version of the wizard of oz sounds amazing!

Kara x said...

The retelling sounds great & I'm glad you enjoyed. I'll have to read this.

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