Book of the Week #12: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Hey, Scribes! It’s that time of week again! Today we’ll be featuring a book with a twist on a classic novel/”fairy tale”–The Wizard of Oz. The title of the book is called DOROTHY MUST DIE, and it was published in April 2014. Here’s a look at what it’s all about!

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)

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.


Sounds cool, right? It was a pretty enjoyable read, and the cover’s super cool too! The sequel, titled THE WICKED WILL RISE, released in March of this year. Let’s take a look at the cover!


Sounds like something you’d be interested in? Why not give it a read! Until next time, Scribes!

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