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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Dorothy Must Die
Danielle Paige

Expected Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
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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 it’s my WoW pick:

This sounds INSANE! I love dark, creepy twists on old favorites.
Awesome cover too!


  1. Hey, I picked this too - we have good taste :-)

  2. I am so,so, super excited about this one. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy that's for sure. Great choice!
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  3. YES!! I can't wait to read this one. Sounds awesome. Plus, great cover!

  4. I hope this is as awesome as it seems!

    1. Yeah - I hope it lives up to that awesome description.

  5. Though still not sure what I think of the whole genre of what I call reimagined tales this sounds wonderful.

    1. I've read a few and they definitely aren't all successful. I do like the darker twists on them though.

  6. I have been enjoying retellings so I'm with you... this sounds fab! :)

  7. This sounds fun! I thought at first it was literary fiction then it's the OTHER Kansas girl. Ha! Great pick, Karen!

  8. This looks like it'll be an interesting read can't wait, great pick.

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  9. I´m also looking forward to read it. Nice pick!
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