In this digital original novella, Dorothy travels back to Oz to reunite with old friends, but her story may not have a happy ending. No Place Like Oz is a prequel to the forthcoming novel Dorothy Must Die.
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.
Perfect for fans of Alex Flinn, Marissa Meyer, and Gregory Maguire, No Place Like Oz is a dark reimagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Building off of its rich mythology, Danielle Paige creates an edgy, thrilling story for teens that chronicles the rise and fall of one of the literature’s most beloved characters. This digital original novella is a prequel that sets the stage for the forthcoming novel Dorothy Must Die.
- Dorothy’s character was developed and it was almost hard to wrap around her being different from the sweet little girl in the movie. The prequel starts after Dorothy has returned from Oz the first time. People think she is crazy or trying to get attention with her stories of Oz. She finds herself homesick for Oz and wanting to go back.
- The world building for Oz is interesting. I like how flowers had eyes, there was creepy, fear trees and fresh buttered corn right from the stalk. I am interested to see how much further the world building goes with the full novel.
- We are introduced to a new character, a princess fairy named Princess Ozma. She has taken over ruling Oz, claiming that she is from the original line of fairies that created OZ.
- Once again, not my favorite POV. It was written in First Person. I do see how it gave you insight into Dorothy’s internal struggle. I know I should get over this dislike for First Person, but alas, her it is still on my gripes.
- I liked learning about Ozma. She was interesting, but once again not fully developed. I could not figure out if she was good or bad. I am not sure if she is going to be more developed in Dorothy Must Die.
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.
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!
Travel back to Oz and take a deliciously devilish walk down a darker brick road by checking out the first 12 chapters of the highly anticipated DOROTHY MUST DIE now: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/read-the-first-12-chapters-of-dorothy-must-die/
In this reimagined Oz, the Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and Dorothy has become its tyrannical ruler. Gritty, compelling, and high stakes, DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige reimagines L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series in a way you've never seen before.
Arriving just in time for the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and already slated to become a CW show produced by Heroes creator Tim Kring, DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige will be on sale April 1st.