Aug 6, 2016

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die,#1)

Dorothy must die.
Dorothy Must  Die,#1
Danielle paige.

Publisher  HarperCollins. 
Publication Date: April 1,2014
Genre:YA  Fantasy| Rettellings.
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|452.
 Source:  Goodreads| Library. 

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 bluebirds. 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 yellow brick road - 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


As kid and teen Wizard Of Oz had always been one of my favorite fairy tales, I still remember re-reading it multiple times. I was in love with whole concept. It was magical. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about DOROTHY MUST DIE considering that Dorothy was my favorite in original story. I noticed that quite few people were talking about it and the summary sounded interesting and I decided it give book a chance. I don’t regret it, I found it more enjoyable that I thought I would. Oz wasn’t the magical world that I remembered reading about, because of Dorothy and to me, that’s what was interesting about this book. I knew that it was Oz, Emerald City but I felt like I entered a completely different magical world. A world destroyed by a girl who let power get the best of her. Dorothy wasn’t the sweet, innocent girl I remember, nor where scarecrow, tin woodman and lion. I think it was interesting reading about them in a different point of view. Of course I couldn’t help but wonder how it all made them that way, and why. It was not long till I wanted Dorothy destroyed, especially after I seen how she treated others if she disliked their actions. She had turned into a monster.

Character who seemed to go most chances was Amy. I saw how much she changed from before she arrived to Oz, to when she went on her mission. I see quite few changes while reading the novel. You couldn’t help but admire her and her courage. Amy, she went through so much and faced obstacles on way and her life was put in constant danger, especially once she went undercover in Dorothy’s place as her maid. There was not a moment where I didn’t find myself worried that she would be discovered. DOROTHY MUST DIE had me on the edge of seat constantly, waiting to see what would occur next, if Amy would accomplish her mission. I am eager to pick up the next book in the series next and see if Amy succeeds in her mission in killing her. An unique twist to Wizard Of Oz .

A book started out a bit slow for me, it seemed to drag a bit too much at start. However once Amy landed in Oz, it picked up fast and afterwards I was hooked. The Oz, despite being different it was still magical and because of the astonishing descriptions in the novel, I could picture every part of it. That made the book even more magical, I couldn’t get enough of Amy and Dorothy’s story. After that ending, I’m more curious about ending than ever. Most of all I am curious where Dorothy vanished of too. If you love fairy tales, or fan of Wizard of Oz and re-telling with twist. DOROTHY MUST DIE is a book for you, filled with lots of mystery, suspense and action. A page turner.


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