Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review: Dorothy Must Die


Overall Rating on Goodreads: 3.84
Published: April 1st 2014 by HarperCollins
Pages: 464
Favorite Quote: “No matter how tough you think you are, there are certain things that just get to you, and they’re usually the little things. The ones you don’t expect.”  
MY OVERALL RAITING: 3 STARS
 
 
"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, and I've been given a mission:

REMOVE
The Tin Woodman's heart,

STEAL
The Scarecrow's brain,

TAKE
The Lion's courage,

And then—

DOROTHY MUST DIE."
I had a hard time with this one. I LOVED the idea of this book. I never liked The Wizard of Oz. I mean am I the only person on the planet that found it corny and extremely boring, and this is coming from a girl who LOVES old movies. So when I heard of this book I was all over it, and to be honest I couldn't help but feel let down by this book. When I am having a hard time deciding if I like something I usually make a list so I decided that is how I will be writing this review, ya'll know I like to spice it up every now and then! 
THE GOOD 
  • Like I said I loved the idea of this book and Paige did a great job recreating a different Oz 
  • I LOVED how Dorothy, The Tinman, The Scarecrow, The Lion, and Glinda ended up. Paige makes Dorothy magic crazed, and I find it more realistic honestly. Dorothy goes back home thinking that her boring life is what she truly wanted, but once again she starts to think the grass is greener on the other side aka back in Oz. She misses being someone important, and the magic is something she cannot get enough of. Glinda brings her back is becomes somewhat of a wicked Godmother who helps Dorothy stay a dictator. Now for you to be a dictator you have to have people of power who fight for you, because Dorothy doesn't want to get her pretty dress and shoes dirty right? The Tin mans heart belongs to Dorothy and will do ANYTHING to make her happy. The Scarecrow becomes a crazed scientist, and The Lion eats the fears of others to keep his courage.....literally eats it. Talk about your drama!!!!
  • I liked Amy MOST of the time.....well kinda. 
  • The wicked witches were epic!
THE BAD 
  • The wicked witches and others are fighting to take down Dorothy, and after all this time they leave it ALL in the hands of Amy who cannot control her emotions, and she doesn't even know what she is fighting for. When she has chances to kill Dorothy she doesn't take them, instead she has pep talks in her head about how she wants to kill Dorothy, and yet wastes ALL her time with these self conversations GETS ON MY LAST NERVE!!!!!!!!
  • Everyone says you cannot trust anyone, but yet everyone acts trustworthy the entire time. I kept waiting for the epic betrayal and yet.....nothing nothing at all.  
  • The ending was not a ending, not a cliff hanger, it just stopped.
  • I feel like this book was building up to something HUGE the entire time, and then the end and I kept thinking surely this isn't it right? Sadly it was or the author just spent the entire book building up to a GUGE moment that will begin in the next book which I highly doubt.
  • It just hurt me that there was so many disappointing parts in this book because I was so exciting for it. Maybe my expectations were too high?
 
I guess the strangest part is that I still want to read the next book. So with that being said I do think you guys should give this book a try, BUT I would get it from the library or if you haven't used Audible.com then you can use their free promo where you can get a free book to see if you like listening to audio books. I will say I did listen to this book and I enjoyed the reader, but she wasn't my favorite. I still LOVE the reader for The Vampire Academy books the best. But anyway if you have read Dorothy Must Die tell me your thoughts is it just me with this book or did you share the same problems?