December 11, 2013 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

danielle paige - dorothy must dieDorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
April 1, 2014
HarperTeen
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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 I’m waiting?

Doesn’t this book scream awesomeness?

I’ve been seeing a lot of reimaginings of fairytales so I hoped for one about The Wizard of Oz and here it is! I always assumed it’ll be  a modern day version of the story à la (which I wouldn’t be opposed to), but this synopsis, woowww. It sounds kickass. The Wicked Witches actually being good? Hells yeeahhh. (I was always suspicious of Glinda and all those Good Witches. ;D) I’m always a sucker for YA books with assassins/mercenaries in it. C’mon, don’t you get a chill reading “The Revolutionary Order of the Wicked”? I just love it a lot. ;D

And the title of this book makes me think of Kill Bill and Romeo Must Die. HAHAHA. I think that’s a good thing? Maybe.

What books are you waiting for?


 

4 Responses to “WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige”

  1. YESSSSS THIS BOOK. I want it too. Really, really badly. It sounds so awesome and I just love how everyone we thought was good in the original might just turn out to be evil. It really cannot come out any sooner.

  2. Oh my God, okay, I have a MIGHTY NEED for this book now. *grabby hands* The world is supposed to go without this awesomesauce until April? Excuse you, HarperTeen.

  3. This does sound really awesome! I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it around before, but you’ve just sold me on it now. I must read it!! *adds to wishlist*

    Yaaaay! Thanks for sharing with us, Cee! :D

  4. lillian says:

    A Wizard of Oz retelling? This is new and I totally want a copy as soon as its out! :o
    And the fact that its taken from a whole new perspective is awesome! xD


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