Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Title: Dorothy Must Die
Author: Danielle Paige
Number of Pages: 452
Genre: YA Retelling
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
Summary From Cover: 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.
Discussion: [This is going to be somewhat short, because today my power cord for my computer broke. The new one will arrive on Monday, so for now I’m conserving my battery. Hopefully I’ll be able to use our family computer, but my mom’s using it for work now. My battery level, as of right now, is about 39%.]
I have to admit, I was kind of iffy about Dorothy Must Die at the beginning. Yet again, beginnings of books usually don’t go well for me, because I still have a slight book hangover from the last book I read, and I’m not completely ready to enter a new world. But as the book progressed, I became more and more entranced.
Amy is freaking awesome. First of all, the pink hair. How cool is that? And her ability to kick butt, even when she doesn’t know she can is pretty cool, too. I liked her as a character because she was a lot like me. I mean, we’re mostly pretty different, but sometimes I saw myself in her.
The writing was very good in my opinion. And it linked with the original Oz story, too, in a good way.
However, the ending was disappointing. Is there another book in this series, besides the prequel ebook? Because, honestly, hardly anything was wrapped up, and a lot of questions were left unanswered. So if anyone knows, please tell me!
The summary is misleading. I mean, mostly the “steal the Lion’s courage, Tin Man’s heart, and Scarecrow’s brain” stuff. None of that happens. Which bugged me, because I really dislike it when a synopsis is misleading.
Overall, my reaction to this book is this:
Cute dog, right?
Have you read Dorothy Must Die? If so, what did you think? Tell me in the comments below.