Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die was a really great book-delivering a truly well-through out, intricate twist on a classic tale. Amy has been living in a trailer park with her neglectful mother and is ridiculed by many in her small-town, somewhere in Kansas, high-school. All she’s looking forward to is leaving her town and escaping to a better place. And she kind of gets her escape-she’s whisked away to the land Oz by a tornado. But Oz isn’t at all like place she read about in the books. There are wingless monkeys, munchkins being used as slaves, and the yellow-brick road is crumbling. Who’s the source of all this- Dorothy. She came back to Oz, got some power, and the power went to her head. So she now spends her days sucking up magic from anywhere and everywhere, and making sure that all of Oz knows whose in charge. Soon, Amy gets thrown into the world of Oz and joins the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. There she learns how to fight and meets the interesting Nox, who is much more than just a sparring partner. But when Amy is given the task to kill Dorothy, will she be able to perform it and restore order back to Oz? I really, really, really liked this book. The author definitely put a lot of time into planning out what her version of Oz would look like. So many of the characters are there from the Scarecrow to Toto. And Amy was so well-thought too; I felt like she really grew throughout the story. Also, the story was written really well. From describing the world of Oz to Amy’s voice-it was beyond perfect. Lastly, the book had the perfect amount of action and romance; and the way the author combined them to flow was truly brilliant. You have to read this book. The twists the author puts on this classic tale will have you speechless. Read this book.