Currently Reading: Dorothy Must Die

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 April 1, 2014

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!

My Thoughts:

Obviously I’m still reading this, but I wanted to go ahead and share about it.

I have an obsession with all things Oz related, so I’ve been excited about this one for awhile. Dorothy released back in April, but I’m just now getting a chance to read it. A friend, who’s reading judgement I trust, read it before I did and he had mixed feelings, but he did say that I would love it. In fact, he liked the story, but was just kind of ‘eh’ on the beginning when Amy was still in Kansas. He thought that part was too “teenager-y.” Meanwhile, I thought that part was great and showed character development that was necessary so that we see where Amy was coming from. This friend also doesn’t read a lot of YA though. That’s why he thought I’d still love it.

Anyways, the story zooms into action once Amy is swept up to Oz! Apparently Dorothy returned after the story we know and is basically a tyrant who is ruining Oz. The events that follow are an interesting twist on the story and the book has tons of action. I’m about halfway done, but so far I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who, like myself, has an Oz obsession. The book is slightly lengthy, so you’re in for a time commitment, but the action doesn’t so down enough for the book to “feel” long.

I suggest checking it out asap!

Happy reading!

-M

 

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