Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Dorothy Must Die

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: Dorothy Must Die 
Author: Danielle Paige
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: April 1, 2014 

Goodreads Description: 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 blue birds. 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 the yellow brick road, though - 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: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain. Take the Lion's courage. Then and only then - Dorothy must die! 

Why am I waiting? I love retellings, but haven't read one yet about The Wizard of Oz. This one sounds deliciously violent!


  1. I've added this on my Goodreads list but I've never read the summary. Woah, it's surprisingly interesting. I love reading re-tellings and this one sounds really good. Nice pick!

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  2. Wow this sounds like my kind of retelling. Great pick!

  3. I wasn't crazy about Wicked, but I'd like to try a different spin on Wizard of Oz. This sounds interesting!

  4. Deliciously violent sounds so good, right? So many readers have Dorothy Must Die on their wishlists!

  5. sounds good, adding it to my goodreads

  6. I've already added this one to my TBR. I haven't read a Wizard of Oz retelling yet and this does sound dark and violent so I'm really excited!

  7. One look on the cover gave me the creeps already that I couldn't even bear to look at the synopsis! Ugh, super creepy! Anyway, happy holidays!
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  8. This sounds like a great twist on a classic story/movie, with the role of good and bad switching on their head.There's also something so simple yet eye-popping about the cover art.

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  9. I really like the blurb and what I read from my chapter sampler seem really good. Great WOW pick.


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