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Dorothy Must Die

Paige, D. M.

(eBook - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dorothy Must Die
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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: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain. Take the Lion's courage. Then and only then Dorothy must die!
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2014
ISBN: 9780062280695
Branch Call Number: 3M downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 464 p
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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Jan 16, 2015
  • Diell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

lots of fun, not silly, well written, just wish the following books were on paper because I want more.

Dec 16, 2014
  • Basileus rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A pretty good book that take the story of Oz, and turns it on it's tale. Dorothy is now ruler of Oz, and has become a despotic and cruel tyrant. Amy, also from Kansas, has been recruited to assassinate her. In this Oz, things aren't always what they seem and Amy doesn't know who to trust. The ending leaves room for a sequel or perhaps even a trilogy ala The Hunger Games. In fact, in this novel Amy bears a startling resemblance to Katniss from The Hunger Games. Do I see a movie in the future? Maybe. Either way, a fresh take on a familiar story.

Nov 19, 2014
  • bandblair rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It's fast and exciting. I just wish it wasn't a series! Why does everything have to be a series?!

Aug 20, 2014
  • BUNBUN1978 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this one. It was exciting and I really like the character of Amy. I like how it messed with the Wizard of Oz story we know. my only Complaint was all that stuff about stealing the Scarecrows brain and that stuff did not occur till the very end of the story

“Dorothy Must Die” is a dark fantasy novel based in the world of Oz. After the events of Frank L Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Dorothy Gale has returned to Oz. She is now a dictator, and is destroying Oz. Cue the entrance of Amy, a teen girl who happens to find herself trapped in Oz. Amy is recruited by the Wicked Witches and is tasked with killing Dorothy, as it is the only way to stop her. Along with a colorful cast of characters, Amy sets off on a seemingly impossible journey.

“Dorothy Must Die” is an amazing read. Unlike many other adaptions of classic tales, this novel has made good use of pre-made characters and worlds. Despite using Oz, Dorothy, and other classic characters, “Dorothy Must Die” still feels like its own, unique novel. The new characters that have been brought in are well written and fit into Oz, and are not ‘copies’ of previously existing characters. The new, decrepit Oz is creative and interesting, and the plot is thoughtful and entertaining. While the novel does have a very abrupt ending, it leaves the reader with a desire to read the other upcoming books in the series. There are never any slow or dull moments in this novel, which prevents readers from becoming bored. “Dorothy Must Die” does a wonderful job of blending fantasy, horror, and adventure too, giving it a unique storyline.

Overall, the author of this review highly recommends “Dorothy Must Die”. It is an intelligent, wonderful novel that will enthrall readers. Due to mild mature themes, this novel is suitable for ages fourteen and up.

Aug 11, 2014
  • claralex800 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was actually a really good book. It answers the question most people ask when they finish a book "what happens next?". In this case Dorothy becomes a murderous diva with an addiction problem (I won't tell you to what), the 'Wicked' witches become the good guys and plastic 'surgery' is prevalent in the Emerald city. That last bit was a joke.
I found parts of this book funny but those parts were far outnumbered by the descriptions that were downright disturbing. It's not for anyone who gets horrific nightmares and definitely not for kids.

Jul 30, 2014
  • Michael Colford rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

First in a series, Dorothy Must Die tells the story of Amy Gumm, another Kansas resident who finds herself dropped in Oz because of a tornado. Sadly, the Oz Amy finds herself in is a horrific reflection of the one we all grew to know through the wonder of the movies. This is Oz is ruled by a despotic hand, one that thinks nothing of torturing and killing anyone who displeases her. It is the hand of Dorothy, and the Order of the Wicked has decreed that she must die and that Amy must be the instrument that does it.

Expanding yet again on the universe of L. Frank Baum, Dorothy Must Die is imaginative, compelling, and yes, horrific. Billed as a young adult novel, I was surprised at the brutality faced by the characters in this book. Still it makes for a really strong read, and fans of fantasy, or the Oz books should give it a try.

Jul 24, 2014
  • Black_Horse_55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was a phenomenal spin off of the Wizard of Oz! I highly recommend it, if you love the wizard of oz!

Jul 06, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found this book really interesting and very worth it.

Jun 28, 2014
  • chrissysmiles268 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The plot is somewhat slow to begin with, but offers some interesting ideas on the concepts of "good" and "wicked". In summary, this book will entertain you and I would read the sequel

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Jul 02, 2014
  • yellow_wombat_19 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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, 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.

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"To use it [magic]," she went on, "you just need to know how to find it. You need to gather it up and tell it what to do. It's just unstable energy. Magic always wants to be something different from what it already is. It wants to change. That's what makes it magic. And that's what makes lighting a candle the simplest bit of magic you can do. You just take energy, and you tell it what to be. In this case: heat." --Gert

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