Retellings are some of my favorite genres to read in YA.
Authors get so creative in turning those innocent characters into dark, horrendous beasts and the villain finally becomes the heartbreaker of the story.
With this month, I picked a series that kind of takes on this idea. We all know the beloved girl wearing the blue and white dress and those iconic, red slippers.. well now, she’s the one you need to look out for…
A YA Fantasy-turned-dark, this month’s binge-worthy series is..
The Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige!!
Books in the Series:
- Dorothy Must Die (#1)
- The Wicked Will Rise (#2)
- Yellow Brick War (#3)
- The End of Oz (#4)
- Dorothy Must Die: Stories (#0.1-0.3)
- Dorothy Must Die: Stories Vol 2 (#0.4-0.6)
- Dorothy Must Die: Stories Vol 3 (#0.7-0.9) *I do not currently own this one, so it’s missing from the pictures!*
“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.”
Published: 1 April 2014 – 14 March 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Retelling
I remember reading the first installment back when it released four years ago, and I absolutely loved it! But, with all the years that have passed, I kept collecting each one and allowing it to sit patiently on my shelf. It’s finally time to binge-read and mark it off the TBR list!!
We’re not in Kansas anymore.. hehe
Join me in reading this Wizard of Oz spin-off series during the next few weeks!
Let me know your favorite chapter in the comments below!
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Until next time..