Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rain's Reviews: Dorothy Must Die by Dannielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
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.~Goodreads


Dorothy Must Die was original, predictable, and odd.
The lead character Amy Gumm is a Kansas dwelling miserable teen with a drunk mother and a hard school life. She arrives at Oz on a tornado and it all goes South from there. She is sarcastic, but not witty. She is a fighter, but not confident in it. Amy has been put in a situation that requires commitment, a strange mixture of trust and mistrust, common sense, and a sense of self preservation. She owns almost none of those things. She has commitment and that is about it. Despite this and her occasional stupidity induced embarrassing moments I actually liked her. Nox (cool name right?) right away and forever more reminded me of Four from Divergent.. He is the complicated, dark, serious guy that is in every fantasy novel. He had a glimmer of innocence to him that intrigued me but over all he was predictable.
Overall I think predictability is my biggest complaint. The writing style and character development were fine but I knew what was coming from a mile away and it wasn't because it was a retelling. Despite the wonderment this story contained and could have potentially contained I think that somewhere along the way it fell short.


"No matter how tough you think you are, there are certain things that just get to you, and they are usually the little things. The one you don't expect." Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die

Liberty Bay Books: Dorothy Must Die

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