Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesdays: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Publish Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

To be honest, I've never liked The Wizard of Oz because it scared me as a kid, but I do love a good twist on an old tale.

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!


  1. The Wizard of Oz scared me as a kid too. I like some re-tellings though some bore me. Always looking to try new ones though and this one sounds really different in a good way. I usually prefer a loose re-telling.

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  2. Oh gosh...yes, this one is way up near the top of my wishlist for this year! Sounds so amazing!

  3. I loved the wizard of oz!
    But this still sounds rather interesting, And I can't wait to read it too

  4. I've been seeing this a lot of this one it seems lately. Hope you like it :)
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  5. i'm excited about this one too. i keep hoping it'll pop up on edelweiss one of these days.

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  6. YES! I am dying to read this one!

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  7. THOSE FLYING MONKEYS!! Eep! And this one sounds AWESOME!!

  8. OMG Yes i cannot wait for this one!!
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  9. This one looks so intriguing! I'm excited to read it :) great pick!

  10. Nice pick! I almost forgot about this one. Thanks for reminding me I need to request it :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  11. I am worried that I am at the point where I want this one so bad that there is no way it can live up to my desire.

  12. I love all things Oz and have Dorothy Must Die is on my wish list too. I'm so excited for its release!

  13. Oh yes, I will definitely be reading this when it comes out! It sounds wonderful! Great pick. :)

  14. It sounds very interesting. Great Pick!

  15. Great pick! I'm super excited to read this one as well!

  16. I can't wait for this one too.. the cover is cool and everyone keeps talking about it on the blogs so it makes me even more eager!

  17. I added this book to my to-read list earlier this year. I'm a huge Wizard of Oz fan.

    Fun fact: Judy Garland's real name was Francis Gumm. :)

  18. I just heard about this one, too, and I think it sounds AWESOME.

  19. OOoh, I like the sound of this one. Wicked is a favorite of mine, and I'm assuming this one is from the POV of the witch too.


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