I just finished reading the first 3 chapters of this book. I think they are releasing 3 more chapters later today. Lately, I have been enjoying books like these. I like how they take a classic story and make it their own.
Cover: I must say that the cover has me intrigued. It is not the most beautiful cover out there, but I feel like it is interesting enough to make me want to read this. Now I am only basing this off of this picture as the book has yet to be released and I have not seen a physical copy.
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 bluebirds. 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 a yellow brick road—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.
Review Chapters 1-3: Amy Gumm lives a sad life. When she was a little girl her father left and her mother was in an accident. Now her mother lives in her pajamas and takes pills and spends her time drinking her life away. At school she is known as trash or salvation army because Madison Pendelton said that she is dirty and if you associate with Amy than you are dirty just like her. I feel sad for Amy. Having no friends and someone who is consistently bullying you is no way to live. Since I have not read past the first 3 chapters, I cannot say much more than her life sucks. I would not want to be in her shoes. For now, at the end of the third chapter it left me with a bit of curiosity. I am curious to see how this story progresses. I may in fact read the next 3 chapters later today. If I enjoy the next set of chapters, I may continue reading it. We shall see. If you are interested in reading more about Amy Gumm, please click on the link. Dorothy Must Die. Enjoy!
Chapters 4-6: Chapters 4-6 can be found here Dorthy Must Die Chapters 4-6. Imagine that Oz is a dilapidated place. Everything is crumbling down. It is not as magnificent as it used to be. Power hungry Dorothy has taken over. What?? This is crazy! Everything that you think is good in the Wizard of Oz is in fact not. I am really enjoying this book. I don’t know if I can wait until April to find out what happens. I may have to pop back in every day to get to read 3 chapters more. While this is not the best writing in the world, the story is intriguing. I like the premise of the story. I like the fact that everything you think is good is in fact bad. Oh and the perma-smile that is some messed up creepy stuff. I am excited to see what is in store for the rest of this book. This is in fact a twisted play on a classic.
Chapters 7-9: Here is the link for the next 3 chapters. Dorothy must die Chapter 7-9. OMG!!! This story is insane. It is totally twisted and I love it. What more can I say without giving too much away. You just have to read it. Amy during the course of her journey in Oz has made 2 friends Indigo (whom I like very much) and Ollie a wingless monkey. Ollie and his people (monkey’s) have been through quite a bit and I feel sorry for them. It is sad to see anyone as a slave, even if they are evil winged monkeys. Ollie is wingless for a reason and there are others like him. Put it this way, he is wingless because it goes against the happiness decree. What is the happiness decree you might ask? Well, I am not going to tell you. You are going to have to read this and find out yourself. Oh and I take back what I said about the perma-smile being the creepiest thing in the book; it is the Tin woodman and his army.I really love the way the author describes Oz and the way the characters are navigating through it. While this book is more on the demented side I do think that the author paints a good picture of what has happened to Oz and its inhabitants. Like I have said on numerous occasions this book is a true Twisted Classic and what more could someone ask for.
Chapters 10-12: Chapters 10-12 will be available to read tomorrow at this website Dorothy must Die Chapters 10-12. I just finished the last 3 chapters they made available and OMG! I do not think I can wait until April 1st for this book to come out. In these last few chapters we meet a few new characters and well I like them. They are of the wicked variety (at least in the original story), but in this version they are still “wicked” but more helpful on the side of good. So all in all, I am super excited to finish this book when it comes out in April. Once I finish I will write a full review for this book.