Happy Hump Daaaaay!!
I have loved the movie The Wizard of Oz ever since I first watched it, and than I loved it even more when I saw the Broadway musical Wicked. So when I heard about this new series by Danielle Paige called Dorothy Must Die, I knew I had to read it, and let me tell you it did not disappoint in anyway!
The description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“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.”
Amy Gumm is just your average teenager, who one day gets blown into another land when a tornado comes to her town. She lands just like Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz. When she gets to the land of oz, Amy discovers that everything she thought she knew about Dorothy was completely wrong. It is up to Amy to bring peace back to the land of Oz, but how can you do that when you don’t even know where to start?
What I loved about this story is that Danielle brings the reader into a world we are all familiar with, except she takes the story of The Wizard of Oz, and turns it upside down. She creates an amazing new story, without losing the feel of the original, but she creates another story that any fan of The Wizard of Oz, will fall in love with!
Follow the yellow brink road into adventure my flying monkeys!
Image taken from the Goodreads website.