Book Review | Dorothy Must Die

“I didn’t know what was worse: to have your shot and screw it up, or to never have had a shot in the first place.”

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)

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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 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.


This book was extremely weird… It was good and it took awhile for me to read it but I still enjoyed it for the most part. I really like that it does not focus heavily on romance. That was pretty refreshing for a YA book. A lot of things felt super predicable so I wasn’t surprised by anything.

I didn’t feel like there was a whole lot of character development. That was one thing I felt was lacking in the story. Amy was a pretty likeable character. She felt real but she also felt kind of bland. I’m not sure if that even makes remotely any sense.

I like the idea behind the book. I like that it’s kind of like a sequel to the Wizard of Oz. I think it was a very unique idea. I wish somethings would have been executed differently. The middle of the book felt kind of pointless. It just felt like something was missing. The beginning and end were SUPER fun though!

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