This post is going to be dedicated to Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. If you haven't heard of this book yet you've been missing out on a lot! It puts an awesomely dark twist on The Wizard of Oz! Dark and twisted fairy tales are some of my favourite books to read so as soon as I heard about this book I had to pick it up and read it ASAP!
As of now the first two books in this trilogy are out: Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise, along with three prequel novelas: No Place Like Oz, The Witch Must Burn & The Wizard Returns. I've read all of these books except for The Wizard Returns (which I plan on purchasing soon) and I loved every single one of them! They just get better and better as you read them!
These books are full of action, mystery, and comedy mixed with a dash of romance! The perfect recipe for a YA book!
Dorothy Must Die in particular was very well written. I really loved reading from Amy Gumm's perspective because she's hilarious and kick butt! I also loved getting to see how much Oz has changed since we left it in the original tale. This is definitely a book I can see myself re-reading time and time again.
If you haven't read this book yet I highly suggest you do! This is perfect for lovers of fairy tales and fantasy.
Published: HarperTeen, April 1st, 2014
Source: Hardcover, purchased
Genre: Fairy tale retelling, fantasy
- “Sometimes only pain can heal.”
- “No matter how tough you think you are, there are certain things that just get to you, and they’re usually the little things. The ones you don’t expect.”
- “Those who have sacrificed always have the most to lose.”
- “He just stared at me, his gaze intense. I couldn’t look away any more than I could move my arm. Energy crackled between us, and I felt a strange pull to him. Moth to flame. Magnet to magnet. Stupid girl to impossible, slightly mean witch boy. Wizard. Whatever.”
***Quotes taken from Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige and Goodreads.com***
*Info on book taken from Goodreads.com*