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Book Review: Dorothy Must Die

18053060 Author: Danielle Paige
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Teen
Number of Pages: 480
Date Published: March 31 2015


The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark new series that re imagines 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.

My review

Dorothy Must Die is an A++mazing book! I love everything about it!

I love the dark, twisted version of the fairy tale that I used to know, the excitement that I feel every time I turn a page, the action, the fast-paced-ness and, of course, pink hair!

I’ve always loved fairy tale re-tellings and this one belonged in my top-five! When I first pick up the book in the local bookstore, I was having a little doubt but hey, the book is color black so why don’t I just buy it? It took me two months to finally start reading the book and oh my gosh, I feel bad for myself for putting off reading Dorothy Must Die for so long! The book is wonderful that I felt bad for not getting into the fandom sooner!

Amy Gumm is one kick-ass and sassy character, I love her. I admire her independence and strength. Amy’s regular world nemesis, Madison Pendelton, played a role on character development. So is her mom, that every time, or maybe sometimes, she was thrown in a situation that will have her as handed to her she always end up thinking of those two, who are also the ones that trigger her power on Oz. I love her inner dialogue and sassiness, makes me so excited to read what’s gonna come next in her story.

Dorothy and friends, also known as Mega Bitch and Major Assholes ha!, have gone dark and evil. The Scarecrow is the one that scares me the most, second is the Lion, and last is the Tin “Scissor-Hands” Woodman who is head over heals in love. My gosh these characters are crazy! How did the author thought about this? Brilliant, Danielle Paige. You are a brilliant author.

This is the world of story where you don’t know who to trust because everything is upside down, have I said twisted already? Oh, and that “Wicked is Good” line kind of reminds me of The Maze Runner though I know that this story is very far from that. The only similarity that they got is that the main character don’t who really is to be trusted.

But all in all, the book has been an amazing read. It has that confusing yet mind-blowing, freaky and make-you-want-for-more ending.

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