‘Dorothy Must Die’ series – Danielle Paige


Book one – ‘Dorothy Must Die’ (read 24/04/17)

An unexpected treat for me.

We all know the story of Dorothy and her companions, and their adventures in Oz. What we’re encouraged to believe here is that Dorothy grew to like the power and attention and has gone slightly crazy. Now surrounded by sycophants and very odd characters, Dorothy is slowly draining Oz of its magic.

Into this world steps Amy Gumm, another girl from Kansas who is dropped into the world via a tornado. She is taken under the wings of the Order, and her mission is to kill Dorothy.

Though Amy was a little irritating, and I disliked the obvious focus on physical perfection, this was a great read. I don’t think you can take it too seriously, but it was an intriguing idea.