Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday [7]

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
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!
Who isn't excited for a retelling of the Wizard of Oz? The last one we had was Wicked by Gregory Maguire and this one seems very different in both tone and plot. In Dorothy Must Die, the first book in a trilogy, Danielle Paige is re-imagining and recreating the Dorothy character and instead of being the heroine, she's the new villain. I can't wait to see what's in store with! 

Check it out on Goodreads

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