Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)by Danielle Paige

Posted by Angel kk at Thursday, September 04, 2014

Synopsis

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

Review

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Dorothy must die is a highly original and unique story using thw traditional story as foundation. Like Dorothy Gale of old, Amy Gumm is flown into a world she couldnt imagen .

Rescued by the there one minute gone the next , Pete. Amy has to set off on her own journey down the yellow bricks to find Emerald City, but  what she will discover is  how warped  and twittered Oz has  become.

Amy Gumm is the kind of realistic, butt-kicking female lead that I love in a story. You can easily relate to her and her life before Oz.  Amy is not by any means perfect, she learns from her mistakes. Unfortunately her kind heart tends to distract her.

Casting Dorothy as a magic hungry,  control freak is a interesting idea.  Dorothy punish citizens for silly things like the crime of sass.

Unfortunately Dorothy managed to drag several of your favourite  characters down into corruption, thus creating a formidable force that Amy could not have imagined.

A tale of magic, self-discovery, and sacrifice. Dorothy Must Die is the perfect book to curl up on a winters day or relax in the sun and read.
As a side note I love the creative cover design which uses the traditional imagery associated with the wizard of Oz.

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