Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Dorothy Must Die.

Book: Dorothy Must Die
Cover Points: On a scale from 1-5, I say 5. I love this cover.
Author: Danielle Paige
Rating: 4.5 stars.

Blurb: 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.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I loved this book. I liked how deliciously evil everything was, and even though I hated her, I thought Dorothy was a fantastic character. That's what a good writer can do, can make you feel so many emotions at once. I certainly did. Some of the characters were confusing, and kept me wondering throughout the book. I understand that Oz was confusing so naturally the characters would be. I read in one of Awkwordly Emma's reviews that she loved how Danielle was able to twist her world, or version I should say, into L. Frank Baum's. I had the same feelings while reading. This book kept me on the edge of my seat.

 What I didn't like was the ending, language and violence(You'll see this in 'the end' para.). I found the F word, S word constantly used in the beginning of the book, when Amy gets to Oz. Thanks to a goth munchkin, who despite being grumpy and having bad language was an extremely likable character.

 The ending: This book ended too quickly and left too many things unexplained. I understand that sometimes books leave questions to make room for a next book, but it also ended very quickly, right where things got super intense and everything was happening and you're wondering does Dorothy die then you're like AHH and then-
The end.

That's how I felt. It wasn't properly finished, but although getting me upset the ending didn't change how I felt about the book. What took the .5 away was violence. This book gets gruesome around Dorothy but at the end I was cringing, I really was. I had to grab Caitlyn's Lucky Charm to get all of the grossness out of my head. Thank God that book is very fluffy.

Read this book. You will thoroughly enjoy it, but be prepared for some violence and quite some language.I will be doing another post on my three favourite characters from the three books I got at Barnes that day.

Thanks for reading so much! All the links are to Goodreads, where you can buy this book and read reviews. Friend me and you'll see my mini-review on it!
Also check out Awkwordly Emma's review on it, you will enjoy that as well. I hope you enjoyed my first full review!!!
- Jane