''Dorothy Must Die is kind of the ultimate in girl-powered literature. Here, women and girls are allowed to be anything.'' (Nerdist.com)
''Gone are the days of rainbows, Lollipop Guilds and pretty much anything to sing about in a major key. For those willing to go on a quest with a heroine more attuned to our times than the Dust Bowl era, there's no place like it.'' (USA Today)
''Paige doesn't hold back in this fast-paced action novel. Give this cinematic upper-YA novel to fans of A. G. Howard's Splintered, Frank Beddor's Looking Glass Wars, and TV shows such as Once Upon a Time and Grimm.'' (School Library Journal)
''Paige delivers a solid, intense, and strange narrative that draws deeply on its source material.'' (Publishers Weekly)
''L. Frank Baum would be proud because Danielle Paige really makes Oz - even a modern, dystopian version of it - her own in the enjoyable sequel to Dorothy Must Die.'' (USA Today)
''Paige is creating a rather brilliantly twisted version of the familiar world of Oz.'' (Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books)
''Paige has embellished upon the original Wizard of Oz story to create a completely new, even more bizarre Oz and cast of characters. Her world building is fascinating.''(ALA Booklist)
''One wonder-filled volume. Paige continues to weave an intricate spell that will delight series fans.'' (School Library Journal)
''For anyone who likes a good story turned on its head, Dorothy Must Die is a must-read.'' --(Huffington Post)
''The Wizard of Oz as you've never seen it.'' --(Teen Vogue)
''Paige's world building is intriguing and effectively augments the original world created by L. Frank Baum.'' --(ALA Booklist)
From the Back Cover
Ding dong—Dorothy is dead.
I watched as the Emerald Palace crumbled to the ground, burying Dorothy, the Girl Who Rode the Cyclone, under the rubble. And now that the rightful ruler, Ozma, has been restored to the throne . . .
Oz is finally free.
My name is Amy Gumm. You might remember me as the other girl from Kansas. When a tornado whisked me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die.
But it turns out girls from Kansas are harder to kill than we look.
Now the Road of Yellow Brick is leading me away from Oz to the dark world of Ev, where I have a new, powerful enemy to deal with: the Nome King. And—surprise—he has a gingham-clad bride.
With my magical shoes and a shrinking group of allies, I have one final chance to fulfill my mission, and save not only what’s left of Oz, but Kansas, too. As the line between Good and Wicked blurs even further, I have to find a way to get rid of Dorothy once and for all—without turning into a monster myself.
Dorothy once said there’s no place like home. Can I stop her from destroying mine?