Waiting on Wednesday (#25)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday (#25)
Dorothy Must Die
Dorothy Must Die #1

Written by: Danielle Paige
Published by: HarperTeen
Release date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 432
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads

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!


I’m obsessed with retellings lately — The Madman’s Daughter, Proxy, and Splintered just to name a few — and this twisted take on Dorothy turning evil, becoming the ruler of Oz, and having to be killed? Wow. That’s gutsy. And awesome. It’ll be super interesting to see how Paige ends up portraying these characters (Dorothy, of course, but also the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion!) as ones who need to be defeated. I’m intrigued, and seriously excited.

What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?

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18 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#25)

  1. I chose the prequel novella to this one as my pick for Waiting on Wednesday last week! I’m so excited to see how this retelling spins a darker tale of the technicolour fantasy we’re used to seeing. It’s definitely very brave!

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