Dorothy Must Die

Posted by Melissa on June 6, 2014

18053060Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Release Date: Apr 2014
Pages: 452
Place on Hold 

Summary: (from Goodreads)
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.

I have always liked The Wizard of Oz universe and everything that went along with it, so when I saw the cover of this book I knew I had to read it. This is the story of Amy Gumm (to anyone who didn’t know Judy Garland’s real name was Frances Gumm) who lives in Dusty Acres Trailer Park and is taken to Oz via Tornado. I found it really entertaining though it was a bit slow in some places, but when it picked up I couldn’t put it down. If you liked Harry Potter, Hunger Games, or any of the big young adult books that have come out in the last decade or so, I highly recommend this book. Dorothy Must Die is magically funny and keeps you on your toes as Amy has her own adventure though Oz.

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