Author: Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die #1
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
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Summary from Goodreads: 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.
I had really high expectations for this book. The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite movie and I was really excited to see that this book had such an awesome twist to the well known classic. I liked the twist, I liked that our preconceived notions about Dorothy were challenged and that she was the villain, I liked that our heroine was a nobody from Kansas, and I liked the twist on the other well known characters from the classic. While the writing was good, I wasn't entirely swept away. I really liked Amy, but I wasn't really crazy about any of the other characters. I guess part of my problem is that I felt like there was so much potential for this book to be amazing and it fell a little flat for me.