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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.

Review:

"A former writer for television, Paige makes her YA debut with this edgy update of Baum's classic series. When Kansas teenager Amy Gumm is carried away by a tornado, she arrives in a nightmarish version of Oz. The Scarecrow is a mad scientist, the Tin Woodman a sadistic military commander, the Cowardly Lion a ravenous beast, and Dorothy a vainglorious tyrant obsessed with stealing the land's magic and enslaving its people. After being thrown in prison for breaking the rules, Amy is rescued by the witches of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, who train her in magic and combat, and charge her with a singular mission: kill Dorothy — a near-suicidal task requiring her to go undercover in the Emerald City. While Oz purists may howl with outrage over the subversion of a childhood favorite — with some characters meeting gruesome ends — Paige delivers a solid, intense, and strange narrative that draws deeply on its source material. However, the lengthy buildup and abrupt ending make this installment feel like setup for the planned subsequent novels. A Full Fathom Five property. Ages 14 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and the author of Dorothy Must Die and its digital prequel novellas, No Place Like Oz and The Witch Must Burn. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She currently lives in New York City.

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E I Talamante, May 11, 2015 (view all comments by E I Talamante)
This is a review of the pre-publication excerpt only. I will update this after I have read the complete book.

There's a new girl in Oz, and she's got pink hair. And a rat. And she's from Kansas. But Oz just ain't the same as the one you seen in the movies - Baum had it right, and Amy just found herself on a massive learning curve when she winds up in the dark, twisted mess that was once the sparkling, Technicolor dream that many of us grew up with. So what happened?

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can't wait to read this one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062280671
Author:
Paige, Danielle
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Dorothy Must Die
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20140401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A former writer for television, Paige makes her YA debut with this edgy update of Baum's classic series. When Kansas teenager Amy Gumm is carried away by a tornado, she arrives in a nightmarish version of Oz. The Scarecrow is a mad scientist, the Tin Woodman a sadistic military commander, the Cowardly Lion a ravenous beast, and Dorothy a vainglorious tyrant obsessed with stealing the land's magic and enslaving its people. After being thrown in prison for breaking the rules, Amy is rescued by the witches of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, who train her in magic and combat, and charge her with a singular mission: kill Dorothy — a near-suicidal task requiring her to go undercover in the Emerald City. While Oz purists may howl with outrage over the subversion of a childhood favorite — with some characters meeting gruesome ends — Paige delivers a solid, intense, and strange narrative that draws deeply on its source material. However, the lengthy buildup and abrupt ending make this installment feel like setup for the planned subsequent novels. A Full Fathom Five property. Ages 14 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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