Currently Reading #9

No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die 0.5)

After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s just another prairie girl, but in Oz she was a hero. So Dorothy is willing to do anything to get back, because there really is no place like Oz. But returning to the land she left comes at a price, and after Dorothy is through with it, Oz will never be the same.

Goodreads

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I’m pretty excited about this! Who wouldn’t know the story of The Wizard of Oz and who wouldn’t love it? I’ve read a couple of pages already and I’m loving it so far. Couldn’t take my hands off of it really. The day when I’ve stumbled upon this on Goodreads was a bit of a surprise since I don’t have an idea that such exist so I’ve eagerly waited for the day that I would finally get to read this. This is it. Finally! At last. So excited!

Scanned some good reviews:

I… devoured this. There was something about wanting to see how Dorothy rises to her vengeance that I just needed to see through to the end. How she rises to power, the insanity of who’s at fault and how the world is going to be flipped-turned-upside-down has me beyond excited for when Dorothy Must Die releases. Since Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite books and films, I found myself really in love with how Paige portrays Dorothy and how she grows into her madness. It was SO perfectly fitting that I found myself nodding along with the story. — Sam

Okay. This 200-paged prequel is absolutely genius. It was SO GOOD. Like beyond words for good. I chose to read this because I just cannot wait for Dorothy Must Die, and what’s better than beginning with a prequel to start you onto the story? Let me tell you, nothing is better than that.  I’ve always loved the story of The Wizard of Oz. There is such an amazing story behind the story (bear with me, this will make sense) and I got everything I asked for. By the end of the prequel, (I keep wanting to say novel,) all of my questions about the mysterious Dorothy Gale were answered, and I instantly realized what type of person she came to be. — Michelle Arrow

Oh. My. Word. There are no words to explain just how amazing this novella is. When I first heard of Dorothy Must Die I thought hmm that sounds interesting. With me being a massive musicals fan I have, of course, watched The Wizard of Oz a gazillion times and memorised every word. So anything to do with Wizard of OzI instantly was interested in. Dorothy Must Die was on my radar of a ‘I want to read… eventually… at some point.” When seeing there was a prequel I decided to get it to get a taste of whatDorothy Must Die would be like. After reading it is now a “I must have this book… like seriously… RIGHT NOW.” — Kayleigh

Stumbled upon 1 star reviews too:

This was just not written for someone with my taste. It is obvious that Danielle Page chose to pander to a specific audience of young adults and this made it absolutely intolerable for me to read. I couldn’t get through it without cringing every few paragraphs. — Mark

Ugh. I know that a series entitled “Dorothy Must Die” would have to make Dorothy all evil and stuff, but she is disgusting here. But in a high school mean girl way, not an especially diabolical or layered way. She basically acts like a sour, spoiled, whiny, bitchy princess who throws sickening mind-rape all over the place. Yeah the shoes fuel it, but as the first book of the series indicates, her bottomless hunger for recognition and power is a big part of who she is, and yet the writer is incapable of doing anything exciting with it. — Jason

I’ve got difficulty looking for one star reviews about this book and the ones I’ve found doesn’t have valid arguments I believe. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Ha! Ha! From the looks of it, I will probably enjoy this one. Book review to follow. Happy reading to me!

Nyze

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