My Thoughts on "Dorothy Must Die"

Dorothy Must Die - 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. But I never expected Oz to look like this. A place where Good Witched can't be trust and Wicked Witches may just be the good guys. A place where even the yellow brick road is crumbling. 


What happened? Dorothy.


My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas. 


I've been recruited by the Revoluntionary Order of the Wicked, and I've been given a mission:


REMOVE - The Tin Woodman's heart. 

STEAL - The scarecrow's brain.

TAKE - The lion's courage.


and then...




"Dorothy must Die" by Danielle Paige, was a good read. It jumped right into the story, no milling about and no excessive background story on Amy. The plot was good and interesting. The were a few moments where I found it really hard to put the book down and get back to work! I liked the way Dorothy was evil. Mining all the power from the land of Oz and being absolutely terrifying but going way over the top with punishments and laws. It made it really easy to hate her. Which you would think would be impossible after seeing the movie (must admit I haven't read the book). 


What I Didn't like about the book is, even though there was plenty of action, you didn't get it to thrown into the actual "Mission" until the very last pages of the book... Of course leaving you in suspense, which I guess works, cause I'll be ordering the next book.


I just didn't realize that it wasn't a stand alone... All good though, it was a decent read :) 

Of course, this is a Young Adult book, so that's who I would recommend it to. If you absolutely love the original Wizard of OZ... Definitely don't read it, I think it would just anger you.